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Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid wins 2018 Canadian Green Car Award at Toronto’s Green Living Show

The world’s first vehicle offering three electrified powertrains in a single platform, the Hyundai Ioniq, has won the 2018 Canadian Green Car Award in the Traditional Hybrid Electric category. It’s the second time the Ioniq Hybrid has won this award. The Ioniq in all three powertrain flavours, including the award-winning Ioniq Hybrid, will be joined by the company’s Sonata Plug-In Hybrid on display at the 2018 Green Living Show in Toronto April 6-8. Further, show attendees will be able to test drive the Ioniq Electric version directly at the show.

The award is the result of judging by a panel of 14 journalists spread across the country. The Ioniq Hybrid rose above the other category finalists, Kia Niro Hybrid and Ford Fusion Hybrid, as judges evaluated entries on a series of objective and subjective factors that included efficiency, emissions performance, consumer appeal, safety, value, comfort, and quality. The Canadian Green Car Award was launched in 2013 and a Hyundai vehicle has been an award recipient for three consecutive years.

The Hyundai Ioniq is an advanced, stylish vehicle packed with innovative technology that makes it equal parts eco-friendly and fun to drive. Unlike other eco vehicles currently on the market, the Ioniq is the first in the world to offer three electrified powertrains in one platform: hybrid, rechargeable plug-in hybrid, and battery electric.

“The Ioniq offers an engaging driving experience, has an incredibly advanced powertrain, and is undoubtedly one of the most attractive vehicles in the Hyundai line-up,” says Lawrence Hamilton, Director of Marketing with Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. “In fact, the Ioniq Hybrid is rated as the most fuel efficient vehicle in Canada, so it stands to reason the car would perform extremely well in the Canadian Green Car Award competition. On behalf of my colleagues at Hyundai, and especially those in our R&D facilities that worked tirelessly to develop the car, I would like to thank the jury panel for recognizing the Ioniq Hybrid as a stand-out competitor.”

The Green Living Show can be found at the North Building of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and Hyundai’s display is located at Booth 1627 in the south-east end of the building on the main convention floor. Test drives of the Ioniq EV are held from the Internal Street accessed from the ground floor of the centre. More information on the Canadian Green Car Award can be found at http://canadiangreencaraward.ca/. Information about the Green Living Show can be found at https://www.greenlivingshow.ca/.

Apr 7th, 2018