- The all-new 2015 Kia Soul EV earns ''2015 Canadian Green Car Award"
TORONTO, March 27, 2015 /CNW/ - Kia Canada was presented with the 2015 Canadian Green Car Award today for the 2015 Soul EV during the opening day of the Green Living Show in downtown Toronto.
The Soul EV first won the "Battery Electric" category ahead of the 5 other competing category finalists to win the overall Canadian Green Car Award. The Finalists included the Porsche Cayenne S E Hybrid (Plug-in Hybrid category), Honda Accord Hybrid (Hybrid category), Volkswagen Golf TDI (Efficient Gasoline or Diesel Internal Combustion category), Kia Rondo (Efficient Three-Row Vehicle category) and Mini Copper S (Fun Car category).
The 2015 Rondo won its "Efficient Three Row Vehicle" category, beating the 2015 Nissan Rogue.
The Canadian Green Car Award, now in its third year, is awarded to distinguished vehicles, widely available in Canada, that offer both notable environmental qualities with solid mass-market appeal to Canadian consumers. The Soul EV will be on display at the 2015 Green Living Show from March 27 -29 in the North building of the Metro Toronto Convention Center.
"Winning this award is especially important for Kia because it further validates the sophistication of our technology and our ongoing global commitment to continue to introduce alternative powertrains that reduce the carbon footprint", said Maria Soklis, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO), Kia Canada Inc
Earlier this week, the Soul EV was also awarded the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada's (AJAC) Canadian Green Car of the Year Award.
Kia Canada Inc. (www.kia.ca – www.facebook.com/kiacanada) a maker of quality vehicles for the young-at-heart is a subsidiary of Kia Motors Corporation (KMC) which was founded in 1999 and sells and services high quality, class leading vehicles like the Soul, Forte, Optima and Sorento through a network of 188 dealers nationwide. Kia Canada Inc. employs 160 people in its Mississauga, Ontario headquarters and four regional offices across Canada, with an all-new state-of-the-art facility in Montreal. Kia's brand slogan "The Power to Surprise" represents the company's global commitment to surprise the world by providing exciting & inspiring experiences that go beyond expectations.
SOURCE KIA Canada Inc.
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