Here at Autopia, we have long been smitten by Volkswagen’s BlueMotion equipped models. Whether they’ve been BlueMotion Golfs or diesel hybrids or BlueMotion VWs making it into Green Car of The Year finalists, it has always seemed like a really good engine to us.
It seems that it’s not just the crew at Autopia that feel that way, but so does the World Car of The Year organization, who have just awarded Volkswagen’s BlueMotion brand the 2010 World Green Car of the Year Award.
Volkswagen’s BlueMotion cars are comprised of the Golf, Passat, and Polo models fitted with ultra efficient and relatively clean burning diesel engines.
The award for Green Car of The Year was given by 59 World Car jurors representing 25 countries throughout the world. The jury gave the top award to the BlueMotion brand over the two other finalists in the 2010 World Green Car award, the Honda Insight and the Toyota Prius.
“It is not necessary to add an electric motor and a heavy battery pack to achieve class-leading efficiency. Based on Volkswagen’s common-rail diesel engines, the BlueMotion models are among the most fuel-efficient vehicles on the market. In fact, the Passat BlueMotion can travel just about 1,000 miles on one tank of fuel in the European cycle. As far as internal combustion engines go today, these models are the ultimate you can get,” said the juror’s award statement.
Volkswagen was, naturally, quite proud of receiving this accolade: “BlueMotion is one of the most successful efficiency brands worldwide. It stands for tremendous competence in efficient and economical drive trains at Volkswagen,” Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG, said.
The trophy was picked up at this year’s New York International Auto Show on Thursday morning by Walter de’Silva, head of design for Volkswagen Group.