Green Car of The Year 2010 – Audi A3 TDI

The financial crisis has changed people’s habits regarding cars that are more fuel efficient, so knowing what’s the green car of the year 2010 has a bigger impact than ever — but enough with the intro as I’m sure you already know that Audi A3 TDI has secured that title. Announced by the Green Car Journal, the “luxury car features an impressive EPA estimated 42 mpg on the highway – a 50 percent highway fuel efficiency improvement over the standard gasoline engine A3. Plus, this Audi’s quiet, clean diesel engine delivers loads of low-end torque and a fun-to-drive experience, all with the functionality of a 5-passenger hatchback,” says Ron Cogan.

Audi A3 TDI Green Car of the Year 2010

In the US, the Audi A3 TDI is sold with a 2-liter engine, has an S-tronic dual-clutch automatic transmission and costs $29,950.

The award was given by a six member jury that include International Council on Clean Transportation president Dr. Alan Lloyd, Global Green USA president Matt Peterson, and Sierra Club excutive director Carl Pope.  Also on the panel is automotive enthusiast and talk show host Jay Leno, car designer Carroll Shelby, and Jean-Michel Cousteau, the founder of the Ocean Futures Society and son of oceanic explorer Jacques Cousteau.

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