Toronto, Ontario – Canadian television show MOTORING has named the Honda Fit as its 2009 Car of the Year. This year’s edition named winners in 13 categories plus the overall winner, including a new Green Power category.

For the first time in the show’s 22-year history, two cars tied, resulting in the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution and Subaru WRX STI sharing honours for Performance Car Under $35,000. The new Green Power category went to GM and Chrysler’s shared Two-Mode Hybrid System, which edged out the Volkswagen TDI and Mercedes-Benz BlueTec diesel technologies.

To watch the show online, visit MOTORING.

The winners for 2009 were:

Overall: Honda Fit

Small Car: Honda Fit

Family Car Under $30,000: Mazda6

Family Car Over $30,000: Pontiac G8

Sports Car: Dodge Challenger

Luxury Car: Hyundai Genesis

Prestige Car: Lexus IS F

Performance Car Under $50,000: Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution/Subaru WRX STI (tie)

Performance Car Over $50,000: Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

CUV Under $35,000: Subaru Forester

CUV Over $35,000: Ford Flex

SUV: Suzuki Grand Vitara

Pickup  Truck: Ford F-150

Green Power: GM/Chrysler Two-Mode Hybrid

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