Civic Hybrid retains ETA award

The Honda Civic Hybrid has been given the top honour for the second year running in the Environmental Transport Association’s (ETA) latest guide to Britain’s greenest cars.

Honda’s model was named the most environmentally-friendly vehicle for 2007 as well as winning the award in its own small family car category.

Andrew Davis, director of the ETA, said: "We know that increasing numbers of people want to make informed choices about cars particularly in terms of carbon emissions and the damage caused to the environment.

"It is not surprising that the winner this year is again the Honda Civic Hybrid."

Among the other winners was the Vauxhall Corsa 1.3 CDTi, which was victorious in the supermini category and also named the overall runner-up.

The Toyota Rav4 five-door diesel manual was announced as the greenest off-road vehicle in Britain while, in the luxury car sector, the Jaguar XJ 2.7 diesel was found to be the greenest available choice.

Saab was also recognised in this year’s guide, with an innovation award for its BioPower Flex-Fuel technology.

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