Go green with the Toyota Yaris.
TOYOTA WINS GREEN VOTE.
TOYOTA has won yet another green car award but this time with its Yaris and not the hybrid Prius.
The little supermini was named Green Car of the Year 2008 by the Environmental Transport Association which looked at more than 1,300 models currently on sale in Britain and examined their power, emissions, fuel efficiency and even the amount of noise they produce to create the definitive guide to buying the greenest vehicle.
The Yaris got the green vote but at the other end of the scale is the Dodge SRT-10 muscle car with an 8.0 litre V10 engine which in environmental terms is so dirty it probably melts an iceberg every time it fires up.
Andrew Davis, director at the Environmental Transport Association, said: "With the increasing costs of motoring and the threat to the environment there has never been a more important time to choose greener cars.
"The discrepancy between the best and worst - the greenest and the least green cars in Britain today - is striking, but the market is changing and a combination of consumer pressure alongside government leadership will result in an increasing choice of environmentally-sound cars.
"The big problem is not the Dodge SRT-10s and Lamborghinis because there are not many of them on the road. The concern is that people are buying cars that are much too big for their real needs. "
ETA Car Buyers' Guide Results 2008
Honda Civic Hybrid
Overall 2nd Bottom
Overall Top Ten Winners
Honda Civic Hybrid
Overall Worst Performers
Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano
Ferrari 612 Scaglietti
Bentley Motors Arnage
Bentley Motors Azure
Bentley Motors Continental
Ferrari F430 Spider
Aston Martin Lagonda DBS
Best and worst in category
Best CitroĆn C1 1.0i
Worst Ford Street Ka 1.6i
Best Toyota Yaris1.4 D-4D
Worst Mini Convertible R52MINI Cooper S Convertible /John Cooper Works Tuning Kit
Best Honda Civic Hybrid1.3L Petrol Electric Hybrid
Worst Volkswagen Golf 3.2 V6 4Motion
Best BMW 3 Series 320d Saloon
Worst BMW 3 Series M series
Best RENAULT Modus 1.5 dCi 86
Worst Mercedes-Benz Viano
Best BMW 5 Series 520d Saloon
Worst Mercedes-Benz M-Class Estate
Best Peugeot 207 SW OUTDOOR1.6 HDi (90 bhp)
Worst Mercedes-Benz R-Class R63 AMG
Best TOYOTA RAV4 2.2 D-4D 180
Worst Cadillac Escalade 6.2
Best JAGUAR XJ 2.7L Diesel Saloon
Worst Aston Martin Lagonda DB9
Best Vauxhall Tigra 2-door Convertible 1.3CDTi 16v
Worst Dodge SRT-10 cabriolet.