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Honda Accord named Car of the Year”

By Paul A. Eisenstein

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Mike Accavitti, chief for American Honda, and Ron Cogan, publisher of Green Car with a 2014 Honda the Green Car of the Year.

The 2014 Accord was named “Green Car of the at the L.A. Auto Show on morning, with jurors — who Tonight Show host and car Jay Leno — hailing the sedan for an assortment of environmentally friendly into the mainstream.

The Accord, which Honda as the model with the highest sales volume in the U.S. is offered with a variety of powertrain options, including a new 50 mpg and a plug-in hybrid with a 115 (miles per gallon gasoline rating.

The award “says moving in the right direction,” Mike Accavitti, American Motors’ marketing chief, as he by an Accord Hybrid. Equally he said the award will win for Honda’s expanded green car which includes an assortment of new drive systems such as the hybrid in the Accord. “This help us sell more

The Accord win marks the second in three years Honda the annual award. The Japanese midsize sedan was up against other finalists that the increasing breadth of environmentally automotive technology, including:

The Audi’s A6 TDI turbodiesel;

BMW’s diesel, which balances and mileage;

The Mazda3 sedan, features advanced, fuel-saving technology; and

The new Toyota Corolla, also focuses on squeezing mileage out of gas engine technology.

The Green Car of the Year program was by the Green Car Journal to both the best in clean, fuel-efficient and also gain more awareness among consumers, said.

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Notably, the focus is on technology, said Green Car Publisher Ron Cogan, which vehicles that are being “in significant enough volumes to real environmental impact.” ruled out most low-volume especially super-expensive models the Tesla Model S, which can go for than $100,000 when equipped.

“Our criteria is that a has to be very approachable,” explained adding that jurors Leno and Jean-Michel Cousteau not just the mileage and the level of but also the driveability of a green car for the annual award.

This L.A. Auto Show is consumers to a variety of vehicles could very well serious contenders for Green Car of the honors in the years ahead. manufacturers are introducing hydrogen-powered cell vehicles that reach U.S. showrooms now and 2015.

And Honda, Toyota and Hyundai their zero-emissions offerings target the mainstream, rather niche markets.

But the show features plenty of plug-ins, models — including two from alone — along with gasoline and diesel models.

market always picks and losers,” concluded Cogan, without all this competition, how we know what consumers

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