The car of the year is a distinction given in almost any country and within those country this award is often given by several organization such as auto show, consumer organization or industry peers. So don't be fooled by the fancy title.
ROAD & TRAVEL Magazine (RTM) announced its 12th Annual International Car of the Year Awards (ICOTY) winners at a black tie ceremony today. Held at the MGM Grand Detroit, RTM hosted more than 600 industry leaders and media on the eve of press week of the North American International Auto Show.
In 2007 there were lots and lots of debuts! And we are sure you know them all. We will try to make a short list of what we consider to be the best cars of 2007, or, in another words, how the TopSpeed’s dream garage will look like with cars unveiled in 2007.
The 2008 Toyota Tundra was named Motor’s Trend Truck of the year winning in front if cars like Ford F-150, Chevrolet Silverado or Dodge RAM. After days of testing, Motor Trend comes to a conclusion: "The new Toyota Tundra is now ready to take on any American-made pickup truck — on all levels."
Hyundai has scored a major coup, beating a field of the world’s best cars to win the 2007 CARSguide Car of the Year award with its diesel-powered i30 hatchback. Praised by the judging panel for its style, handling and performance features, the i30 was also voted CARSguide Green Car of the Year in recognition of its small turbodiesel’s frugal and eco-friendly performance.
After winning the title of "The most beautiful car in the world" and the "EuroCarBody" award, the Fiat 500 was voted the "2008 European Car of the year". Fiat 500 came across models like Mercedes C-Class and Ford Mondeo.
The 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid — the first General Motors vehicle to use the company’s all-new two-mode hybrid system — has been named Green Car Journal’s 2008 Green Car of the Year(R). The award was presented at a press conference this morning at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
And why isn;t this a surprise? The Audi’s supercar R8 was voted by Fifth Gear as the "car of the year." Next to it, the Fiat 500 was voted "Best Small Car of 2007", the Ford Mondeo - "Best Family Car of 2007" and the R8 was also voted as the "Best Fast Car of 2007."