2009 Green Car of the Year Award – Volkswagen Jetta TDI

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

The 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI has been named Green Car of the Year. The announcement was made this morning at the LA Auto Show, taking place at the convention center in downtown Los Angeles. Five cars were final nominees for the award, the 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid, the BMW 335d, Saturn Vue 2-Mode Hybrid, Smart Fortwo and the winning Volkswagen Jetta TDI. The LA Auto Show opens to the public on Friday, November 21st, and runs through Sunday, November 30th.

Volkswagen Jetta TDI Named 2009 Green Car of the Year
Volkswagen Jetta TDI Named 2009 Green Car of the Year

A large media crowd was on hand this morning when the winning car was announced, with bursting flashes and cameras rolling, while the curtain came up for the on stage Volkswagen Jetta TDI. I am at the Los Angeles Auto Show today, test driving green vehicles, like the Mini E (electric), Audi A7 TDI (clean diesel), Honda FCX Clarity (fuel cell), and the Smart fortwo (the smallest car here). Nearly 20 vehicles to choose from are on the lot for bloggers and journalists to test drive around downtown LA, with a course mapped out that circles around the convention center.

On the show floor, the 2010 Chevy Camaro and the 2010 Ford Mustang are sure to wet the lips of muscle car enthusiasts, both cars look wicked hot.

Congratulations to Volkswagen for having the 2009 Jetta TDI named Green Car of the Year. For leasing and purchasing information, contact your local Volkswagen dealer.

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