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More than two dozen jurors started with a pool of 23 concept cars introduced at the most recent Los Angeles, Detroit, Chicago, Toronto and New York auto shows, then pared it down to three winners in three categories for the twelfth annual North American Concept Vehicle of the Year Awards. The trophy-bearers are said to be those "vehicles most likely to shape the future of the automobile industry," and lead their classes in the Concept Car, Concept Truck and Production Preview divisions.
had two cars as finalists for the Concept Car category, the competition boiled down to the Hyundai HCD-14 Genesis concept
, Veloster C3 Roll Top
, Honda EV-STER
and the Toyota Corolla Furia
. It won with the HCD-14 Genesis that was introduced at the Detroit Auto Show
, a sharp sedan that sharply divided opinion between those who thought it was too much, those who thought it was too much Audi A7
, and those who thought it was perfect. The award panel's judges, however, thought so much of it that it's got two awards in one sitting, not only taking concept car honors, but because it earned the highest overall score in the competition it also takes the crown for Most Significant Concept Vehicle of 2013.
The final selection in the Concept Truck category was down to the Ford Atlas
, Kia Cross GT
, Nissan Resonance
and Volkswagen Cross Blue
. The Ford
Atlas took the silverware, after also winning the Eyes on Design award
- shared with the Nissan
Resonance - at the Detroit Auto Show where it was introduced.
The Production Preview Vehicle was swiped by the BMW i8 Spyder
, which rolled silently away from the Acura NSX
, the Subaru WRX STI
and Tesla Model X
. It was a year-on-year sibling affair, with the i8
coupe having won the same category
in last year's awards.
There's a press release below
with more on the awards and the reasons behind each choice.Continue reading Hyundai, BMW and Ford win Concept Vehicle of the Year awards
Hyundai, BMW and Ford win Concept Vehicle of the Year awards
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