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2008 PONTIAC G8 & 2008 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER NAMED MOST SIGNIFICANT NEW CAR AND TRUCK INTRODUCTIONS

CHICAGO – February 9, 2007 – Consumer Guide Automotive, the definitive source for new and used car reviews, announced today that 2008 Pontiac G8 and 2008 Toyota Highlander are the recipients of its second annual Most Significant New Introduction Awards at the 2007 Chicago Auto Show being held at McCormick Place until February 18. Details on the award winners, as well as other auto show highlights, can be found at ConsumerGuideAuto.HowStuffWorks.com.

“With so many factors to consider, car shopping can be an overwhelmingly confusing experience,” said Kirk Bell, Consumer Guide Automotive Associate Publisher. “By naming the most significant new car and truck introductions, we’re helping car buyers everywhere identify vehicles worth consideration. Visitors attending the nation’s premier consumer show here in Chicago can see the standout vehicles firsthand.”

Consumer Guide’s editors considered only new or completely redesigned cars and trucks which were unveiled at the 2007 Chicago Auto Show as potential award candidates. The winning vehicles were determined based on their outstanding consumer value as well as their innovative features. To determine the winners, each Consumer Guide editor allocated 25 points among all vehicles open for consideration. Vehicles were awarded no more than 10 points and winners were chosen based on the highest number of overall points in both the car and truck categories. Last year’s inaugural award winners were the Lexus 350 ES and the Toyota Tundra.

Revered for providing expert insight and objective reports for more than 35 years, Consumer Guide Automotive’s staff test-drives more than 200 new vehicles each year. Consumer Guide Automotive has published authoritative, consumer-oriented reviews of new and used vehicles since 1967 and releases its Best Buy and Recommended Awards annually.

In addition to information about this year’s Most Significant New Car and Truck Introduction award winners and other new car reviews, comprehensive used vehicle information can also be found on Consumer Guide Automotive’s Web site, ConsumerGuideAuto.HowStuffWorks.com. The site now features Experian Automotive’s AutoCheck vehicle history report which provides used-car buyers with quick access to the history of any used vehicle, revealing possible undisclosed or unknown problems that can affect an automobile’s safety and resale value.

About Consumer Guide Automotive

Consumer Guide Automotive has produced new- and used-vehicle reviews since 1967, earning the trust of its readers with authoritative, objective reports that spotlight the best values in cars, trucks, minivans and SUV’s. A division of Lincolnwood, Illinois-based Publications International, Ltd., Consumer Guide Automotive produces Car & Truck Test, the nation's most complete new-vehicle buying guide. Consumer Guide also publishes the award-winning Collectible Automobile® magazine and a variety of automotive hardcover titles. Consumer Guide Automotive's content is published exclusively on the Internet by HowStuffWorks and can be found online at ConsumerGuideAuto.HowStuffWorks.com.