Autoweek magazine’s editors attended 59 vehicle introductions at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this week and collaborated for nearly an hour before announcing their picks for the show’s Editors’ Choice Awards.
The Chevrolet Corvette Stingray was named Best in Show for its memorability. Editor Wes Raynal said the voting panel considered the new seventh-generation Corvette breathtaking. It won every editor’s vote without debate and no other vehicles were considered for the title.
The Hyundai HCD-14 was named Best Concept for its comfort and luxury features. Other vehicles considered for the title were the BMW 4-series and the Ford Atlas.
The Audi RS7 Sportsback was recognized as Most Fun for its combination of “superior performance and styling.” Other vehicles considered for the title were the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG and the VL Destino.
Meanwhile, the Ford Atlas Concept, which has received its fair share of attention at the show as a preview for the 2015 Ford F-150 pickup, was dubbed Most Significant for its “aerodynamic improvements and weight-saving steel parts.” Other vehicles considered were the Jeep Grand Cherokee Diesel and the Lincoln MKC concept.
Last year, the redesigned 2013 Ford Fusion sedan was Autoweek’s pick for Best in Show.