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2008 Geneva Motor Show: AutoWeek Editors Honor the Best of the Show

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The magazine's Editors' Choice Awards recognize Best in Show, Best Concept, Most Significant and Most Fun

GENEVA, March 5 -- The AutoWeek editorial staff today announced its Editors' Choice Award winners for the 2008 Geneva Motor Show.

For more than a decade, the editors of the weekly automotive-enthusiast magazine have scoured show floors in Detroit, Geneva, Paris, Frankfurt and Tokyo, selecting winners in four categories: Best in Show, Best Concept, Most Significant and Most Fun.

The 2008 AutoWeek Editors' Choice Award winners for the Best of Geneva are:

BEST IN SHOW: Alfa Romeo 8C Spider- "It's hard to argue with its sexiness. Who wouldn't want to be seen cruising in this pure, unabashed lust mobile," said AutoWeek Editor and Associate Publisher Dutch Mandel.

MOST SIGNIFICANT: Ford Fiesta- "This was a unanimous decision by the entire AutoWeek panel -- all day, everyday. If they get the marketing even close, it could well be the silver bullet for Ford in conquering Europe. This completes a strong line up."

BEST CONCEPT: Saab 9-X BioHybrid- "It shows that the heart rate is still there. It moves them into the most competitive European segment and is also the next Astra platform. This is proof that General Motors has its global Bob Lutz-vision working."

MOST FUN: Fiat 500 Abarth- "It's a car you just want to squeeze its cheeks and hold close to you. If we could fit it in our airplane's overhead compartment, we would have brought it home."

The magazine's March 17, 2008 issue will take an in-depth look at the winners, and some of the finalists, of this year's Geneva show. Photos of the winners are available for download on

The AutoWeek editorial staff will announce its 2008 Editors' Choice Awards for the Paris Motor Show in September. For more information on the Editors' Choice Awards, past winners and extensive auto show coverage, visit

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