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Cadillac, Kia and Karma Take Green Car Honors

Expanding the options for environmentally friendly buyers.

by on Jan.26, 2018

Kia will have three versions of the Niro in production with the addition of an all-electric model.

It’s not always easy being green, as Kermit the Frog was fond of saying. Sales of environmentally friendly vehicles have lagged in an SUV-focused market. But at least three automakers are hoping they can gain a little momentum thanks to the green car trophies they’re taking home this week.

Kia nabbed honors as the Green SUV of the Year during a ceremony at the Washington, D.C. Auto Show with its new Niro crossover vehicle. Two other awards were presented by Green Car Journal, the sponsor of the awards, including Green Luxury Car of the Year, which went to the Karma Revero, and Connected Green Car of the Year, which was presented to the Cadillac CT6 Plug-in Hybrid.

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Despite slow sales for battery-based and other environmentally friendly vehicles, “Efficiency and improved environmental performance are being integrated in new models from virtually every vehicle class, with this gaining real momentum in the luxury, connected, and crossover/SUV arenas,” said Ron Cogan, the publisher of Green Car Journal.


With Caddy CT6 Plug-In, GM to Add 2nd Made-in-China Model

GM’s luxury arm continues to expand product portfolio.

by on Jan.15, 2016

GM will import its new Cadillac CT6 plug-in electric hybrid from the company's plant in Shanghai.

General Motors will add a second Chinese-made model to its North American portfolio, the maker has revealed.

Following the launch of the Chinese-made Buick Envision this coming summer, the Cadillac brand will begin importing the plug-in hybrid version of its new CT6 sedan from a plant in Shanghai. That’s not entirely a surprise, several observers said, considering China’s increasing push to replace conventional gas models with cleaner, electrified powertrains.

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The CT6 is the new flagship sedan for the brand, slotting above the current CTS. It is one of at least a half-dozen new offerings the luxury brand plans to launch before the end of the decade, though an even more upscale four-door is in the works, as well as three all-new SUV models. (more…)