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2009 Detroit Auto Show: EyesOn Design Reveals Finalists for 2009 EyesOn Design Awards at the North American International Auto Show


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EyesOn Design revealed the finalists for the "Best Concept Vehicle" and "Best Production Vehicle" awards before the Tuesday, January 13th award ceremony at the North American International Auto Show. The finalists are as follows:

  Audi R8 V10
  Audi SportBack Concept
  BMW Z4
  Cadillac ConverJ Concept
  Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon
  Chrysler 200C Concept
  Fisker Karma
  Ford Mustang Shelby GT500
  Ford Taurus
  Lincoln C Concept
  Mazda3 5 Door
  Volkswagen Concept BlueSport Diesel
  Volvo S60 Concept

The awards, which honor the most significant designs debuted at NAIAS, are chosen by the top design executives from automotive manufacturers and academics from transportation design programs. These judges are led by EyesOn Design Awards Founding Chairman Tom Gale (Vice President of Design (ret.) at Chrysler), as well as the three Head Judges he selected for this year:

-- Chris Bangle - Director of Group Design, BMW Group

-- William "Willie" G. Davison - Senior Vice President and Chief Styling Officer, Harley-Davidson

-- Larry Erickson - Paul and Helen Farago Chair of Transportation Design, College for Creative Studies

The awards were presented to the designers of production and concept vehicles on Tuesday, January 13 at 11:50 a.m. The ceremony took place on the Michigan Hall (lower level) Stage at Cobo Hall.

The event was sponsored by Dassault Systemes, the Society of Automotive Engineers, Whirlpool Corporation, and KPMG.