International Automakers Cap Great Week with Fuel Efficiency Award Wins

TORONTO, Feb. 17, 2012 /CNW/ - Earlier today, Natural Resources Minister, The Hon. Joe Oliver, presented the ecoENERGY for Vehicles Awards for the most fuel efficient vehicles in ten different vehicle categories.   Members of the Association of International Automobile Manufacturers of Canada (AIAMC) captured awards in 7 of 10 categories.

"I'd like to congratulate the members of the Association of International Automobile Manufacturers of Canada for their impressive showing in the awards for Canada's most fuel efficient vehicles," said Minister Oliver. AIAMC category winners were:

  • Honda CR- Z - Two Seater
  • Smartfortwo - Two Seater
  • Mitsubishi i-MiEV - Subcompact
  • Nissan Leaf  - Mid-size
  • Hyundai Sonata - Full-Size
  • Toyota Prius V - Station Wagon
  • Toyota Tacoma - Pick Up Truck
  • Mazda5 - Minivan

"A number of our members have demonstrated category leading fuel efficiency along with the application of advanced technologies in some cases, to achieve some truly impressive fuel efficiency numbers," said David Adams, President of the AIAMC.

"These awards cap an impressive opening to the 2012 Canadian International Auto Show in which member companies Hyundai and Volkswagen also garnered the coveted 2012 Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) awards for "Canadian Car of the Year" and "Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year" for the Elantra and the Touareg TDI Clean Diesel respectively," added Adams.   Additionally Hyundai also collected the AJAC award for "Best New Design" for the Hyundai Veloster.

About the Association of International Automobile Manufacturers of Canada

The Association of International Automobile Manufacturers of Canada is the national industry association representing the interests of fifteen member companies engaged in the manufacture, importation, distribution and servicing of light duty vehicles in Canada.   AIAMC membership includes BMW Canada Inc., Honda Canada Inc., Hyundai Auto Canada Corp., Kia Canada Inc., Jaguar Land Rover Canada ULC., Mazda Canada Inc., Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc., Mitsubishi Motor Sales of Canada, Inc., Nissan Canada Inc., Porsche Cars Canada Ltd., Subaru Canada, Inc., Suzuki Canada Inc., Toyota Canada Inc., Volkswagen Canada Inc., and Volvo Cars of Canada Corp.  The association has a 33 year history in Canada and was incorporated in 1999.

SOURCE Association of International Automobile Manufacturers of Canada

For further information:

David C. Adams
President
(416) 333-2873
dadams@aiamc.com

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