NAIAS 2010: EyesOn Design Awards

By Peter Chubb - Jan 13, 2010

We are now in to our third day of the 2010 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) and today sees the start of the Industry Preview, which you can read more about in our recent post. Yesterday was the EyesOn Design Awards, so let us see who took what award.

Taking top honors at this year’s event was the GMC Granite urban utility vehicle, which we spoke a little about the other day and the Audi A8 luxury sedan. These awards are very special to those who designed the vehicles, as they were judged by some of the top designers in the automotive industry.

The GMC granite took the award for the top concept vehicle, while the Audi A8 won the “Award for Design Excellence”. Both vehicles had tough competition, the Audi eTron Nissan Mixim and the Revenge Verde Supercar were all in for a chance as the top concept vehicle. Some of the other contenders in the “Award for Design Excellence for production vehicles were the Ford Focus, Bentley Muslanne, Lincoln MKX and the Fiat 500.

There were 15 design executives who had the tough job at judging the EyesOn Design Awards at this year’s Detroit Auto Show, three of which were three design legends, Willie G. Davidson, Tom Matano and Jack Telnack.

For more details visit The Detroit Auto News

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