HOUSTON, TX - Rev up your engines, the 2016 Houston Auto Show has rolled into town. The 700,000 square feet of exhibit space at NRG Center has been filled with 700 vehicles, the newest cars and trucks on the market.
For those who feel the topic of green vehicles verses gas-guzzlers is important, auto insiders are saying there's less need to take sides. The newest fleet of vehicles offer the best of both worlds. Nissan Product Specialist Karina Marquez says, "I think less and less we're looking at gas-guzzlers vs eco-friendly. Right now you're looking at an entire lineup of vehicles that are pretty eco-friendly for their purpose." Take the Nissan Leaf, an electric vehicle Marquez describes as having, "No gas, no oil, there's no tail pipe, no emissions. It's really, really great but we also know it's not for everybody."
Now, if it's bigger you need, there are also green giants to choose from like the 2017 Ford Super Duty. Debra Hotaling, from the Ford Motor Company says, "You need to tow. You need to haul. So you need an engine you can rely on. We need to make it as efficient as possible, as cost efficient as possible but still do the job. This is going to be that family hauler. So you want to make sure it's roomy, it's nice, it sips the gas and it's also very comfortable."
So bottom line, we're told most cars and trucks today are green. Whether they're eco-sized or enormous. Drivers just need to find one that fits their needs.
To see some of what has been featured, check out our photo gallery on the auto show.