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Natural Resources Canada

February 15, 2006 16:57 ET

EnerGuide: Government of Canada Presents Vehicle Awards

TORONTO, Feb. 15 2006 - Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)
recognized the most fuel-efficient cars and light trucks today through the
EnerGuide Awards presented at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto.

"The Government of Canada is proud to recognize the accomplishments of
these automakers," said the Honourable Gary Lunn, Minister of Natural
Resources. "Half of every individual Canadian's greenhouse gas emissions come
from driving, so building and promoting cleaner vehicles is a great way to
reduce greenhouse gas emissions."

As well, the 2006 Fuel Consumption Guide offers consumers additional
advice, allowing them to compare fuel consumption ratings and check carbon
dioxide emissions of passenger cars and light-duty vehicles sold in Canada.

The 2006 EnerGuide Awards, administered by NRCan's Office of Energy
Efficiency, go to the manufacturers of the most fuel-efficient vehicles for
the 2006 model year in ten categories. The winning manufacturers and vehicles
are as follows:

- Honda Canada - two-seater car (Insight), compact car (Civic Hybrid),
minivan (Odyssey EX-L and Touring);

- Toyota Canada - subcompact car (gasoline) (Yaris), mid-size car
(Prius), station wagon (gasoline) (Matrix - co-winner);

- Ford Motor Company of Canada - pickup truck (Ranger - co-winner),
special purpose vehicle (Escape Hybrid);

- General Motors of Canada - large van (Chevrolet Express Cargo and GMC
Savana Cargo - co-winners), station wagon (gasoline) (Pontiac Vibe -

- Volkswagen Canada - subcompact car (diesel) (New Beetle TDI Diesel),
station wagon (diesel) (Jetta TDI Diesel Wagon);

- Hyundai Auto Canada - full-size car (Sonata), and

- Mazda Canada - pickup truck (B2300 - co-winner).

The Fuel Consumption Guide is available from participating new vehicle
dealerships, motor vehicle licence agency offices, Canadian Automobile
Association offices across Canada or on the Web at


The Government of Canada has recognized the manufacturers of the most
fuel-efficient cars and light trucks in Canada. Natural Resources Canada
presented the EnerGuide Awards to the winning manufacturers today at the
Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto.

Contact Information

  • Media may contact: Ghyslain Charron, Media
    Relations, Natural Resources Canada, Ottawa, (613) 992-4447; NRCan's news
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