February 19, 2002
MOST FUEL - EFFICIENT 2002 VEHICLES ANNOUNCED.
Once again the 2002 Esteem Wagon and 2002 Vitara Convertible
have won the Office of Energy Efficiency ENERGUIDE AWARDS.
This is the 4
straight year that both models have been recognized as
the most fuel-efficient vehicles in their class.
2002 Esteem Wagon - Most fuel-efficient Station Wagon in Canada.
2002 Suzuki Vitara Convertible - Most fuel-efficient Multi-Purpose
vehicle in Canada.
The awards are based on estimated annual fuel consumption, which is
determined by measuring how much fuel each vehicle consumed driving
20,000 kilometers, 55 percent in the city and 45 percent on the highway.
There are approximately 17 million light-duty cars and trucks on the
road today, and they create about 12 percent of Canada's greenhouse gas
emissions. By reducing fuel consumption, Canadians can significantly
reduce the level of greenhouse gases we produce.
Car buyers can use the Fuel Consumption Guide and EnerGuide label
to make informed decisions when buying a vehicle. These tools help
Canadians quickly and easily assess the potential economic and
environmental savings that can be realized by purchasing one vehicle over
The Guide is produced by NRCan in collaboration with the Canadian
Vehicle Manufacturers' Association, the Association of International
Automobile Manufacturers of Canada and Transport Canada.