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    Los Angeles: Honda Accord Hybrid and PHEV win 2014 Green Car of the Year

    There was never a chance for a pure electric vehicle to win the 2014 Green Car of the Year – that's because the editors of didn't nominate one. Out of the five-car list of finalists, the many variants of the Honda Accord drove away with the win at the LA Auto Show. The also-rans include ...

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    Official: Tesla Model S wins 2013 World Green Car of the Year

    The automotive journalist judges behind the World Green Car of the Year apparently with the overwhelming majority of AutoblogGreen readers, as they've just named the Tesla Model S their winner. We don't yet know what the official ballots were, but our informal poll had the Tesla beating the other ...

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    Report: Motor Trend names Coda Sedan a 2013 Car of the Year Contender

    Well this ought to help things a bit. The Coda Sedan all-electric vehicle was put on Motor Trend's short list for its 2013 Car of the Year award, marking a much-needed victory for the fledgling Los Angeles-based automaker. Motor Trend praised the sedan's "subtle but undeniable intelligence" and ...

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    2013 Green Car of the Year finalists announced [w/poll]

    Ladies and Gentlemen, your finalists for the 2013 Green Car of the Year: the Dodge Dart Aero, Ford C-Max and Fusion, Mazda CX-5 and Toyota Prius C. The list runs the gamut of fuel-efficient powertrains, from hybrids and plug-ins to high-mileage gas burners. The Fords, for example, make the list in ...

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    Official: Chevy Volt and Opel Ampera named 2012 European Car of the Year

    The Chevrolet Volt may not be selling well, but it's one of the most lauded cars in history. Today the plug-in hybrid was named the 2012 European Car of the Year, an award it will share with its European fraternal twin, the Opel Ampera. The Volt won North American Car of the Year in 2011, while ...

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    Top 10 finalists announced for World Car of the Year, Chevy Volt left out

    It's that time of the year again, kiddies, to name the best car in the world. The selections for the World Car Awards are made and award granted by an international panel of 66 automotive journalists, who have now announced their ten finalists. Included on the shortlist are the Audi A1 and A8, the ...

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    Chevrolet Volt, Ford Explorer named Detroit Free Press Car and Truck of the Year

    2011 Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery
    As more and more Car and Truck of the Year awards pour in from a variety of major publications, it's no shock that the 2011 Chevrolet Volt continues to take home top honors as the best car of 2011. Both Motor Trend and Automobile ...

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    Car and Driver 2011 10 Best winners announced

    Car and Driver 2011 10 Best – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Car and Driver has just released its annual list of top 10 vehicles for 2011. Populated by plenty of familiar faces like the Mazda MX-5 Miata, Honda Accord and Porsche Boxster, this year's 10 Best won't bring too many ...

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    Nissan Leaf vies for Europe's coveted 2011 Car of the Year award

    The 41 contenders for Europe's 2011 Car of the Year award have been trimmed down to just seven finalists. The winner, to be selected by 59 of Europe's motoring press, will be announced on November 29th. For the first time ever, Europe's most coveted automotive accolade could go to vehicle that ...

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    Ford Fusion Hybrid awarded 2010 Urban Green Vehicle of the Year

    2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery
    There's seemingly no end to the lists and awards that can be dolled out to deserving (sometimes) cars and trucks at the end of the year. Take, for instance, the Urban Automobile of the Year Award by On Wheels Media. This is ...

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    2010 Prius named WhatGreenCar Car of the Year, Insight and Fusion Hybrid also "commended"

    2010 Prius - click above for high-res image gallery
    Last year, the first time WhatGreenCar gave out its Green Car of the Year award for UK vehicles, the Ford Focus EcoNetic won the title. That car managed to get a 33 on a WGC's hundred-point scale (lower is better) for, well, greenness. This ...

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    Ford Fusion wins Motor Trend Car of the Year award

    2010 Ford Fusion Sport – Click above for high-res image gallery
    For the first time ever, Motor Trend announced the winner of its annual Car of the Year award this afternoon live via webcast. Though the field of 23 contenders was highly competitive this year (follow the jump for a complete ...

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    Ford Fiesta named car of the year by What Car?

    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Ford Fiesta
    Desiring a downshift in the size of your car? The editors of the British car buying website What Car? have decided that what you really need is a Ford Fiesta. The small car, specifically the Ford Fiesta 1.25i Zetec model, was named the Car Of ...

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    Jetta TDI, Benz ML320 BlueTEC finalists for 2009 North American Car/Truck of the Year

    The 2009 Green Car of the Year, the Jetta TDI, could also be named the 2009 North American Car of the Year. After winning the top honor in LA a month ago, the Jetta TDI joins the Ford Flex and the Hyundai Genesis as finalists for the NACOTY award that will be handed out at the start of the Detroit ...

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    Toyota iQ wins Japanese Car of the Year

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    It may be little, but Toyota's iQ seems to have made a big impact on those voting for Japan's Car of the Year awards. In fact, the final tally wasn't even close, as the diminutive iQ managed to score a perfect ten from 39 of the 65 jurors, earning a total of ...

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    Smart Fourtwo: Car of the Year?

    Don't get us wrong, we like the Smart Fourtwo just as much as anybody, but when considering what car deserves the title "Car of the Year" the little two-seater isn't the first vehicle that comes to mind. Not that the car is undeserving of some honor: the fuel mileage is laudable, the safety ...

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    Oh, if only we had those nifty, thrifty European favorites here. Wait....

    The Volkswagen Golf (or Rabbit, if you're a Yank like me and always prefer a car's name to reference a potential meal rather than a game for old people) has just been awarded Car of the Year by ACFO, an organization that produces a bi-monthly journal called "Fleet Operator." CotY was awarded to the ...

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    Fiat 500 voted car of the year 2008

    Fifty-eight journalist from twenty-two countries around Europe have voted the Fiat 500 as "European Car of the Year 2008" with 385 votes, ahead of the Mazda 2 (325 votes) and the Ford Mondeo (202). The cute subcompact was also in 57 of the 58 short lists and was voted first by jury members.Fiat has ...

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    What Car? magazine's COTY - Vauxhall's Corsa; Toyota/Lexus win Green Award

    What Car? magazine likes to call their annual Car of the Year awards the "Motoring Oscars," but without Joan River's annoying cackle, is any award like this really worth anything. Oh wait...This year, the 30th for the awards, the Vauxhall's Corsa was crowned the top car (see image gallery of the ...

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    Redesigned Toyota Camry, including hybrid model, is Motor Trend's Car of the Year

    Motor Trend says the redesigned Toyota Camry is innovative, has broad appeal and is "the one car rival automakers all wish they could build." So it's no surprise the Camry was named Motor Trend's 2007 Car of the Year. The honor goes to all variations of the Camry, including the hybrid. Twenty-six ...


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