Jan. 17, 2007
DAIHATSU MOTOR CO., LTD. (Daihatsu) announced today that the Sonica minivehicle won the Director General of the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy Award of the 17th Energy Conservation Grand Prize (energy-conserving devices and systems prize) in Japan.
In light of the importance of effectively utilizing resources and energy in Japan and taking action concerning the issue of global warming, this prize recognizes outstanding contributions to reductions in greenhouse gases emission such as carbon dioxide. It is intended to raise awareness of energy conservation and to promote the development and spread of energy-saving technologies.
The Sonica that was released in Japan in June 2006 boasts fuel efficiency of 23km/liter1 (2WD), the highest in the turbo-engine fitted mini-vehicle class2, while achieving high cruising performance.