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.
The 2007 World Car of the Year Awards was officially launched in September 2006. Following is a critical path leading to the winners’ press conference at the New York International Auto Show on Thursday, April 5, 2007.
2007 World Car of the Year finalists: Audi TT Lexus LS460 MINI
2007 World Car Design of the Year
Audi TTCitroen C4 Picasso Fiat Grande Punto
2007 World Performance Car
Audi RS4BMW 335i Porsche 911 Turbo
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From an initial entry list of twenty-eight (28) new vehicles from all over the world, a short list of ten finalists for the third annual World Car of the Year (WCOTY) awards were announced by the international accounting firm KPMG. The winners of the 2007 WCOTY will be unveiled during Press Preview at the upcoming New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) on Thursday, April 5, 2007.
Vehicles are selected and voted on by an international jury panel comprised of 45 top-level automotive (...) > Full story
The new Ford Edge – the symbol of Ford’s leadership in the fast-growing market for crossovers – has been named “Urban Truck of the Year.”
Edge received the award this evening at the 2007 Urban Wheels Awards from On Wheels, Inc. publisher of African American On Wheels, Latino On Wheels and Asians On Wheels magazines in Detroit. The award winner is determined by a panel of automotive journalists from the United States. Grammy nominated singer Kelis, star of the Ford Edge urban marketing (...) > Full story
At a press conference today to kick off the North American International Auto Show, the Saturn Aura was named the North American Car of the Year. The award is presented annually by a jury of 49 prominent automotive journalists from throughout the United States and Canada.
"We’re extremely pleased that the Aura has been named the North American Car of the Year," said Jill Lajdziak, general manager for Saturn. "The Aura is an important step in our ongoing product (...) > Full story
The all-new Chevrolet Captiva achieved the third position in the prestigious Car of the Year 2007 election in Spain. Behind the Peugeot 207 (elected as Car of the Year 2007) and the Citroën Picasso, the Captiva beat seven other finalists, including the Ford S-MAX, the Opel Corsa, the Hyundai Santa Fe and the Renault Scénic.
A jury of 53 motor journalists and senior representatives of the Spanish media praised the strong and sophisticated styling of Chevrolet’s new compact sport utility (...) > Full story
The editors of Robb Report have selected the Bentley Continental GTC as the magazine’s 2007 Car of the Year, citing "remarkable drivability, superb handling, a clean and well-executed design, and minimal performance concessions in the interest of open-air driving."
The award is presented annually to an automobile, formally introduced in the previous year, whose technical designs, styling, and performance position it as the world’s preeminent sports or luxury car. The February (...) > Full story
Automobile Magazine announced the winners of its 2007 awards for Automobile of the Year and Design of the Year.
2007 Automobile of the Year: Volkswagen GTI - Editors judged that this sporting version of the fifth-generation Golf succeeds at fusing exciting performance and handling in an affordable and practical package. The GTI’s 200-hp 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and six-speed manual transmission propel the 2-door version to 60 mph in just 6.6 seconds. All this, and the (...) > Full story
The Honda Fit, Saturn Aura and Toyota Camry are the finalists for the 2007 North American Car of the Year award. Finalists for the 2007 North American Truck of the Year award are the Chevrolet Silverado, Ford Edge and Mazda CX-7.
The winners will be named Jan. 7, at the start of press preview days for the North American International Auto Show. The finalists were culled from a candidate pool of 12 cars and 14 trucks. The finalists were determined by the votes of 49 auto journalist (...) > Full story
Today, the luxury automotive and lifestyle website AutoSpies.com named the Cadillac Escalade ESV as its choice for “2007 Luxury SUV of the Year.”
"Because of its high standards for excellence, Cadillac is especially grateful to receive this recognition from AutoSpies.com," said Jim Taylor, Cadillac general manager. "The 2007 Escalade ESV is the product of tremendous efforts by our team to enhance and extend its appeal in every way. We’re very proud to have those efforts (...) > Full story