With the first two “Green” vehicle of the year awards for 2016 handed out to domestic automakers, it seemed possible that a sweep could be in order; however, it will not happen as the five finalists for the Green SUV of the Year all come from foreign makers.
The Green Car Journal announced its five finalists and the platform is dominated by Asian automakers after the Ford and Chevrolet captured the Green Car and Truck of the Year awards earlier this year.
The Ford F-150 and Chevy Volt captured the first two honors the magazine hands out, but the move to build a green utility vehicle is important as crossovers sales continue to grow. The sport-ute finalists included the BMW X1 xDrive28i, Honda HR-V, Hyundai Tucson, Mazda CX-3, and Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. (more…)