The soon-to-launch Audi A3 Sportback e-tron earned recognition as a leader in sustainable propulsion by qualifying as a finalist for the 2016 Luxury Green Car of the Year and 2016 Connected Green Car of the Year awards that will be presented at the Washington Auto Show on January 21.
The awards “recognize vehicles that exhibit laudable environmental achievement,” according to Green Car Journal, which oversees the awards. “Along with improved environmental performance, traditional buyer touchstones like functionality, safety, quality, value and performance are also considered.”
For the Connected award, the magazine also considers, “the integration of connected technologies that enhance efficiency, safety and the driving experience.”
The A3 Sportback e-tron plug-in hybrid features the most advanced version of the Audi connect platform, which provides the benefits of access to information and content, when needed, through interfaces designed for the in-vehicle environment.
Audi A3 Sportback e-tron also was a finalist for the national Green Car of the Year Award bestowed by Green Car Journal and given at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November.