News Flash! Chevy Tahoe Hybrid is LA's "Green Car of the Year"
The 2008 Green Car of the Year winner will be announced at the LA Auto Show in moments! [NB: that's an ironic spear.] The candidates were selected because they "stand out as exemplary models that forward environmental performance in meaningful and quantifiable ways" (per the LA Auto Show press release). They are: the Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid, Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid, Mazda Tribute Hybrid, Nissan Altima Hybrid, and Saturn Aura Hybrid. Our man on-site, Alex Dykes, sent back photos of the draped winner, and we're going to tell you who won. If you play with the contrast, brightness, and midtones on this shot, you can make out a gold Chevy bowtie in the middle of a split grille. That narrows it to the Tahoe and Malibu hybrids. The size of the vehicle means it has to be…. the Tahoe! How they can give a tank like that a "Green Car of the Year" award totally escapes me.
[UPDATE: A GM rep at the show just confirmed Tahoe's win, saying "Yep, the Tahoe is the winner, we're really proud."]
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