“Green Car Journal” Names 2017 Acura NSX its Luxury Green Car of the Year
The hits keep on comin’ for the 2017 Acura NSX, as the hybrid supercar continues to win plaudits for both its performance and its efficiency.
After being named Road & Track magazine’s 2017 Performance Car of the Year, the NSX is now also being honored as Green Car Journal’s Luxury Green Car of the Year. The award was announced at the Washington Auto Show in DC. Other honorees include the Mercedes-Benz C350e, which was named 2017 Connected Green Car of the Year, and the BMW X5 xDrive40e, which was recognized as the 2017 Green SUV of the Year.
“Winners of the 2017 Green Car Awards in Washington DC illustrate just how far the automotive market has advanced in recent years,” said Ron Cogan, the editor and publisher of Green Car Journal and CarsOfChange.com. “The desire for more efficient and environmentally positive vehicles has grown across the automotive spectrum, including in the luxury, connected, and SUV categories honored at the Washington Auto Show. The auto industry has clearly stepped up in a big way to deliver the ‘greener’ models consumers want to buy.”
The NSX earned praise for its first-of-its-kind Sport Hybrid Super Handling All-Wheel Drive power unit, which electrifies all phases of driving—including accelerating, braking, and cornering—to enable the vehicle’s unique and winning combination of efficiency and power.
“The 2017 Acura NSX delivers the luxury of driving a sports car equally at home on the highway or the track, that also happens to have important ‘green’ credentials,” added Coogan. “Its advanced hybrid drivetrain, impressive aerodynamics, use of lightweight materials, and significantly improved city fuel efficiency over the previous generation are all positive testaments to its distinction as the 2017 Luxury Green Car of the Year.”