The What Car? Green Car
of the year title given out at the completion of the Brighton to London eco-race
at City Hall in London. The winner? The Volvo S40 DRIVe, which the company has been making since late last year
. The model, which is mated to a PSA-sourced 1.6 diesel
engine, has Start-Stop technology that helps the model keep emissions at 104 g/km. According to Volvo, "What Car?'s judges praised the S40 DRIVe's unique combination of low emissions, practicality, safety and driver enjoyment as key reasons for the win." Volvo offers eco-minded DRIVe versions of the C30 and V50 as well.