Tuesday, August 3, 2021
News AJAC's 2020 Canadian Green Car of the Year and Green Utility Vehicle of...

AJAC’s 2020 Canadian Green Car of the Year and Green Utility Vehicle of the Year

The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada has declared the Nissan LEAF and Hyundai Kona the green vehicles of the year.

  • The 2020 Canadian Green Car of the Year is the Nissan LEAF.

  • The 2020 Canadian Green Utility Vehicle of the Year is the Hyundai Kona Electric.


Arguably the most coveted awards in Canada, the 2020 AJAC Car and Utility vehicle of the year are determined by some of the most respected and objective sources of automotive opinion in Canada. In fact, all regular writers at Motor Illustrated are active members and we agree with the results of AJAC’s 2020 Canadian Green Car of the Year and Green Utility Vehicle of the Year.

The Nissan LEAF wins this title for the second time and it is deserved. Steve Milette, president of Nissan Canada Inc. said: “We are honoured to accept this award from AJAC for the Nissan LEAF, and for the second year in-a-row. The Nissan LEAF Plus is symbolic of not only the numerous benefits it provides to its customers, but also represents Nissan’s overall dedication to facilitate zero emission mobility for generations to come. The momentum continues to build for electric cars in Canada, and the AJAC Canadian Green Car of the Year Award shines a light on this important segment.”

2019 Nissan LEAF SL+ Review: Competition Is Fierce

In the utility corner, the Hyundai Kona Electric takes the honors. This recognition is also warranted as the Kona is an impressive vehicle. Don Romano, President, and CEO of Hyundai Auto Canada stated the following: “The Kona electric has been an absolute star for Hyundai since it arrived in Canada. It combines luxury features with over 415 km of range, all in a compact utility package. That’s exactly what people are looking for these days. We are very happy this fantastic vehicle has been recognised by AJAC.”

2019 Hyundai Kona EV Review: Fantastic EV for the real world

The finalists leading up to the winners were:
2020 Canadian Green Car of the Year (CGCOTY):
Nissan Altima, Nissan Leaf PLUS, and Volvo V60 Polestar

2020 Canadian Green Utility Vehicle of the Year (CGUVOTY).
Hyundai Nexo, Hyundai Kona Electric, and Jaguar I-PACE (2019 and 2020 Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year.)

Trending Now

Hankook Ventus S1 evo3 Tire Review: Premium Tires for Premium Cars

The new Ventus S1 evo3 tire is designed for speed and stability. It is the tire of choice for automakers such as Volkswagen, Audi,...

Aston Martin Valkyrie Roadster to be on Display at Upcoming Pebble Beach

Its reveal marks Aston Martin’s 70th anniversary in North America. The incredible Valhalla will also be there. A 1964 DB5 Goldfinger Continuation Car...

McLaren Gives 765LT a Trim, Creates 765LT Spider

McLaren's latest longtail lets you hear that V8 roar Lighter, faster, and quicker to open than model it replaces   McLaren's going topless once again....

Hyundai Prices 2022 Kona From $21,999 in Canada. Electric Gets Price Cut

Larger screens, new styling for refreshed Kona Electric model sees price cut of $1,300 Hyundai has just priced the 2022 Kona lineup. The refreshed...

Hennessey Celebrates 30 Years With 1,000 hp Anniversary Camaro

Company started with 3000GT, Now Making 1,000 hp + Monsters Just 30 special Exorcist Camaros to be built John Hennessey is celebrating 30 years...
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.