Vauxhall Features In Three Green Award Categories

Vauxhall features in three green award categories

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British car maker Vauxhall has been nominated in three of the nine categories comprising this year’s Next Green Car Awards.

The economic car website nominated 27 cars on sale in 2011 or to be released next year covering nine different awards. Which vehicles get chosen is based on its environmental rating plus other factors such as a vehicle’s drive experience, value, innovation and design.

The shortlists have been published and show that the Supermini category features the Vauxhall Corsa 1.3 CDTi EcoFlex. The diesel powered city car offers a low CO2 emission rating at just 94g/km.

The Vauxhall Meriva 1.3 CDTi EcoFlex is nominated in the MPV category. This particular model also has a low CO2 rating of just 119g/km.

Vauxhall also has a nomination in for the Next Generation 2012 award for the Ampera. The Extended-Range Electric Vehicle will be the first vehicle of its kind to go on sale in the UK when it debuts next year.

Next Green Car will announce the winners of its awards for this year on 1 August 2011. The motoring website will also present an overall winning vehicle with a ‘Gold Award’.

With a third of the categories featuring one of its vehicles, Vauxhall will be hopeful of being one of this year’s winners.

The Vauxhall Corsa, which has been previously nominated by Next Green Car, is currently on sale from £8,995 (excluding VAT); with the diesel EcoFlex range starting from £13,570.

Meanwhile the Vauxhall Meriva is currently priced from £12,495 (also excluding VAT) for the standard model. The EcoFlex range is available from £17,610.

The Vauxhall Ampera will be available for purchase in UK showrooms for £28,995, including the required government Plug-in Grant costing £5,000.