Jaguar, Lotus and Volkswagen are Top Category Winners
The awards are designed to recognize vehicles most likely to shape the future of the automobile industry.? The ten annual award winners were picked from 29 vehicles introduced during this season’s auto shows in Los Angeles, Detroit, Chicago, Toronto, and New York.
The Concept Car category recognizes those vehicles where passenger carrying is the primary intent. The finalists in the Car category were the Audi Quattro, the Jaguar C-X75, the Mazda Shinari, and the Porsche 918 RSR Hybrid.? Since the concept voting, Jaguar announced plans to build the C-X75.? (Read more about the car at www.iVeho.com).
The Production Preview Vehicle category is for those vehicles based on a model that has already been announced or planned for production. The finalists in this category included the BMW 6 Series, the Ford C-Max 7, the Lotus Elan, and the Lotus Eterne.
The Concept Truck category recognizes those vehicles where cargo carrying is a significant consideration. In spite of record high energy costs, the popularity of versatile, capable trucks remains strong in the North American market. The finalists in the Truck category were the Ford Vertrek, the GMC Sierra All Terrain, the Kia KV7, and the Volkswagen Bulli.
After totaling all the votes from the three categories, the Jaguar C-X75 posted the highest overall score to earn the top award as Most Significant Concept Vehicle of the 2011.
Additional information and details regarding the nominees, the selection jury and the award winners can be found by visiting http://www.northamericanconceptawards.org on the web.