The Chevrolet Colorado was awarded Green Car Journal’s 2018 Green Truck of the Year at the San Antonio Auto & Truck Show today.
Other award recipients include the Ford Police Responder Hybrid which was chosen as the 2018 Commercial Green Car of the Year and the magazine’s first-ever 2018 Performance Green Car of the Year, Mazda’s MX-5 Miata.
“Highlighting environmental achievement by commercial vehicles, trucks, and performance cars – vehicles that have rarely been ‘green’ by nature – is increasingly important and we’re pleased to be honoring these at the San Antonio Auto & Truck Show,” said Ron Cogan, editor and publisher of Green Car Journal and GreenCarJournal.com. “For years, automakers have focused on designing and building mainstream sedans, hatchbacks, and even crossover vehicles offering greater efficiency and improved environmental performance. An expanding focus on workhorses like pickups and light commercial vehicles, and now even performance cars, means buyers in these segments also have an opportunity to drive ‘green’.”
Along with the Colorado, 2018 Green Truck of the Year finalists included the Ford F-150, GMC Canyon, Honda Ridgeline, and Toyota Tacoma. Considered with the Ford Police Responder Hybrid for 2018 Commercial Green Car of the Year were finalists Ford F-250 Super Duty, Ford Transit Connect, Mercedes-Benz Metris, and RAM ProMaster City. Vying for 2018 Performance Green Car of the Year along with the Mazda MX-5 Miata were the Acura NSX, Chevrolet Camaro, Ford Mustang, and Honda Civic Type R.
“Chevrolet’s Colorado mid-size pickup offers nearly the same capacity, functionality, and features as this automaker’s full-size pickup, but with a more compact form and shorter turning radius that makes it easier to maneuver and park in tight city environs,” Green Car Journal’s press release states. “Along with being a workhorse, it’s also civilized with its handsome design, array of advanced on-board electronics, and optional seating that accommodates up to five. Importantly, with its available Duramax Turbodiesel the Colorado delivers up to 30 highway mpg, the best in the segment.”