& TRAVEL Magazine Announces 2007
International Car of the Year Awards Winners
DETROIT, January 6, 2007 - ROAD & TRAVEL Magazine (RTM) announced its 11 th Annual International Car of the Year Awards (ICOTY) winners at a black tie ceremony today. Held at the Detroit Marriott Hotel, RTM hosted more than 600 industry leaders and media on the eve of press week of the North American International Auto Show.
A jury of 12 nationally-renowned automotive journalists selected the Top 10 automobiles with ballots tabulated by J.D. Power and Associates.
And the winners are:
Car of the Year: Lexus LS 460
Truck of the Year: Chevrolet Silverado Crew Car
Pick Up Truck of the Year: "Most Athletic" - Chevrolet Silverado
Sports Car of the Year: "Most Sex Appeal" - Jaguar XK
Sedan of the Year: "Most Dependable" - Toyota Camry
Luxury Car of the Year: "Most Respected" - Lexus LS 460
Minivan of the Year: "Most Compatible" - Hyundai Entourage
Entry Level Car of the Year: "Most Spirited" - Mazda Speed3
Crossover of the Year: "Most Versatile" - Mazda CX-7
SUV of the Year: (Tie) "Most Resourceful" - GMC Yukon
“The ICOTY awards focus on the emotional connection between car and consumer; how vehicles reflect our lifestyles and self image, an attitude the average consumer can identify with,” says RTM Editor-in-Chief Courtney Caldwell.ustang’s “Father & Son” by JWT.
Sponsors for the 2007 Awards included Chrysler Corporation,Bridgestone Firestone Tires, Ford Motor Company, General Motors Corporation, OnStar, American Suzuki Motor Corporation, Intrapromote, Bose Corporation, Subaru of America, American Honda, Automotive Women's Alliance, BMW North America, Hyundai Motor America, Mazda North American Operations, Mercedes-Benz USA, Nissan NA, AutoTrader.com, Car Crazy Central, JWT, NAWBO Detroit Chapter, The Women's Automotive Association International and U-Haul International.
Media partners for the event include AutoTrader.com, Car Crazy Central, Edmunds.com, MSN Autos and Popular Mechanics. CBS Detroit will be televising ICOTY 2007 as a TV special to air on opening weekend of the North American International Auto Show: Sunday, January 14 th at 12:00 p.m.
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