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AJAC Canadian proclaims the ecological car at the Green Living Show.

The Ford Fusion Hybrid today clinched the first annual Canadian Car of the ecological.

The winner, selected by a panel of experts from the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada, was proclaimed under the Green Living Show, Toronto.

The competition was established in order to recognize the vehicles that are likely to present with real benefits for the environment and provide consumers with authoritative information about them.

"We are extremely proud that the 2013 Ford Fusion has been honoree by top motoring journalists in our country as the first recipient of the Award of the Canadian ecological car, said Steve Ross, Director of Product Marketing, sustainable development and electrification, Ford of Canada. The Ford Fusion is an important vehicle in the Ford range offering the lowest power consumption, innovative technologies and are elegant and attractive lines to recognize the ecological challenge consumers. "

The Ford Fusion Hybrid was one of five finalists for fifteen vehicles environmentally entered in the contest by their manufacturers. This group also included the Ford C-Max Energi Rechargeable, the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, the Mazda Mazda3, a compact has very efficient internal combustion and the Volkswagen Jetta diesel turbo clean.

The competition not only highlights the fuel economy and emission, but it takes into account other ecological characteristics in each vehicle - including the use of recycled materials or natural origin - and the measures that each manufacturer taken to green its operations. Also, equally importantly, the jury evaluated the commercial potential: the quality of the construction, driving experience, all the functionality, availability, attraction to the public and the price.

"The competition has shown that the conduct of ecological vehicle is not a boring obligation. On the contrary - it can prove to be very pleasant, continued Peter Gorrie, Chairman, Steering Committee of the price of the Canadian Car of the ecological AJAC, by presenting the trophy. We are only at the beginning of an ecological revolution in the automotive field. We want this prize all understand and appreciate that it is possible with this vehicle to make the best choice for yourself and the environment.

"Green Living is pleased to support and organize the price, which fits well into our priority to help consumers make wise choices for the environment, said Laurie Simmonds, President and CEO of Green Living Enterprises , the exhibition organizer. We congratulate Ford and all manufacturers who have entered a contest of vehicles as impressive, and I am delighted to jointly promote the most innovative ecological vehicles on the market over the coming years. "

"The AJAC believes that ecological technologies represent the future of the automobile, and not an end, said the president Charles Renny. The fact that the car can adapt and succeed speaks passionate about cars and the protection of our planet. The price of the Canadian ecological car is a first step towards the future. "

Other vehicles competing included the Chevrolet Cruze turbo clean diesel, the Chevrolet Volt, the Ford Edge EcoBoost, Ford Focus Electric, the Mazda CX-5, Mazda6, Mercedes-Benz B 250 Turbo, the Mitsubishi i-MiEV Nissan Leaf and Smart Fortwo Electric Drive.

SOURCE: Automobile Journalists Association of Canada

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