As a Green SUV of the Year finalist, the Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell is also distinguished with Green Car Journal’s 2015 Green Car Product of Excellence honor.
“SUVs and crossover vehicles are an important part of the automotive landscape, serving the needs of a wide-ranging demographic, including families, recreational and sports enthusiasts, and really anyone needing the functionality and versatility this kind of vehicle offers,” said Ron Cogan, editor and publisher of Green Car Journal and CarsOfChange.com. “It’s imperative that these vehicles also offer greater efficiency and improved environmental impact, something the Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell clearly accomplishes.”
Green Car Journal’s vetting process considers a wide range of SUVs and crossovers to determine their environmental advantages and breakthroughs, and then narrows the field to five finalists. The overarching goal is to identify nominees that move personal transportation in a more environmentally positive direction without sacrificing the joy of driving or the functionality expected of an SUV or crossover. Fuel efficiency, lightweighting, advanced drivetrain technologies, use of alternative or clean fuels, and more are considered during the process. Finalists must be available for sale by January 1st of the award year.
The Green SUV of the Year winner will be announced at a press conference during the Washington Auto Show in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 22, 2015.
Hyundai’s next-generation Tucson Fuel Cell CUV can be leased for just $499 per month, including unlimited free hydrogen refueling and At Your Service Valet Maintenance at no extra cost. Consumers in Southern California can put a hydrogen fuel cell CUV in their driveways with availability at three select Hyundai dealers: Win Hyundai in Carson, Tustin Hyundai, and Hardin Hyundai in Anaheim.