Nominees for Ward's Auto Interior of the Year Awards
NEW YORK--Penton Media’s Ward’s AutoWorld® magazine has selected 34 outstanding vehicle interiors from 11 manufacturers as nominees for top honors in the annual “Ward’s Interior of the Year” awards program. The prestigious awards program is part of the Ward’s Auto Interiors Show, being held June 6-7 at Detroit’s Cobo Center.
The following nominees were selected from vehicles or interiors introduced in the 2007 model year:
ECONOMY-PRICED CARS (Under $17,000) Dodge Caliber Honda Fit Hyundai Elantra Suzuki SX4 VW Rabbit POPULAR-PRICED CARS ($17,000-$30,000) Chrysler Sebring Mini Cooper Nissan Maxima Saturn Aura Toyota Camry PREMIUM-PRICED CARS (More than $30,000) Infiniti G35 Jaguar XK Lexus LS 460 Lincoln MKZ Volvo S80 POPULAR-PRICED CUVS (Under $30,000) Ford Edge Saturn Outlook (in place of GMC Acadia) Honda CR-V Hyundai Veracruz (in place of Santa Fe) Mazda CX-7 PREMIUM-PRICED CUVS (More than $30,000) Acura MDX BMW X5 Cadillac SRX Lincoln MKX Mercedes GL-Class POPULAR-PRICED TRUCKS (Under $30,000) Chevy Silverado Dodge Nitro (in place of Veracruz) Jeep Wrangler Toyota Tundra PREMIUM-PRICED TRUCKS (More than $30,000) Cadillac Escalade Chrysler Aspen ($30,745) Lincoln Navigator Land Rover LR3 Nissan Quest (in place of Mercedes G-Class)
The slate of 34 nominees was determined by the editorial staff of Ward’s. The industry at-large is invited to vote for the winners at www.autointeriors.com through May 5, and attendees may vote for the “Best in Show” winner during the event, June 6 and 7. A special awards ceremony will take place on June 6 at 4:30 p.m. Many of the nominated vehicles will be on display on the show floor.
To register to attend the Awards program, go to www.autointeriors.com. For media registration, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 248-789-8976.
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