Next Green Car Awards 2017 | Vantage Motor Group

The Next Green Car Awards 2017 results have been announced

Who's come out on top?

These awards honour the best green cars to have been released during 2017, and with it being such a fantastic year for the push towards greener technologies, we were intrigued to see how Next Green Car think our manufacturers hold up against the competition.

There are eight different categories, but with so many manufacturers out there all releasing new cars in the last year, we know that there is going to be some stiff competition. The cars have been judged taking into consideration a wide range of factors, with Next Green Car's unique NGC Rating a primary factor in deciding who got shortlisted.

Find out below which of our manufacturers managed to secure a winning position below.

Hyundai Kona EV- COMMENDED

Set to arrive next year we're excited to see what the Hyundai Kona EV will bring to the market. Next Green car have marked it as their commended car in their 'Next-Generation' category.

Next Green Car say:

"Hyundai promises a range of almost 250 miles, which puts it up against the long-distance mainstream EVs immediately."

The Kona has already impressed us in it's current form so we'll be eagerly awaiting the EV's arrival.

Check out the current Kona here



Hyundai- IONIQ Plug-in- COMMENDED

Hyundai are certainly game changers in the green vehicle world with their IONIQ range. The Plug-In joining the existing hybrid and all electric models

Next Green Car say:

"It performs as you would now expect a model bearing the IONIQ badge to do, namely excellently."

Glowing praise indeed. They've awarded this car their commended accolade in the 'Large Family Car' category.

Check out the IONIQ here

Toyota- Prius Plug-in- WINNER

The Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid is Toyota's stand out green vehicle. This car boasts the ability to travel 15.5 miles on just a 90 minute charge. Once this has been used it seamlessly transitions into petrol-hybrid mode allowing you the best of all worlds.

Next Green Car say:

"Arguably at its best when in EV mode - feeling faster and more responsive - the Toyota Prius Plug-in is a car that is very easy to drive efficiently."

Next Green Car have awarded the Toyota Prius Plug-in the winning position in their 'Large Family Car' category. This car was also featured in the ULEV roadshow earlier this year in Birmingham.

Check out the Prius Plug-in here

Kia- Optima Sportswagon PHEV- WINNER

Kia's expansive range has a lot to offer and have certainly made a big impact on the green market. The Kia Optima PHEV won the 'Large Family Car' category last year so it comes as no surprise that the arrival of the Sportswagon option has impressed them this year.

Next Green Car say:

"Kia's Optima estate opens up PHEV models to many buyers that need a large car but with low running costs."

Kia have been awarded the winning position in the 'Estate Car' category of the Next Green Car awards. We're really pleased to see that they love this car as much as we do, Kia are clearly listening to their customers needs and we can't wait to see what they bring us in the future.

Check our the Optima Sportswagon here

Kia- Niro Plug-in Hybrid- WINNER

The Kia Niro arrived last year available just with a hybrid powertrain. This year they have topped this with the Kia Niro Plug-in Hyrbid. For those with economy at the forefront of their minds whilst buying a car, you can't go wrong here.

Next Green Car say:

"The Niro's stylish exterior typifies the Kia brand at the moment - smart, efficient, and excellent value for money."

The Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid has topped their tables as the winner of the 'Crossover/SUV' segment in the awards. With low running costs and it's fantastic drive we can already see this being a firm family favourite in this competitive segment.

Check out the Niro here

Here's to a green future!

We're really pleased to see our manufacturers doing so well in these awards as any step towards a greener future is a good one, we know that this is a very important consideration for most when slecting their next vehicle. Whilst all of our manufacturers may not have all been represented this year we're confident that the 2018 awards will see representation from even more of our brands. We've seen some exciting announcements at the Motor shows throughout this year so we know that the future is bright for green technology.