Detroit News publisher Jonathan Wolman announced winners of the newspaper’s annual Readers Choice Awards, honoring favorite vehicles at this year’s North American International Auto Show.
Wolman shared readers’ selections before an audience of about 1,000 people gathered at Cobo Hall for the Big Four summit between Detroit Mayor Dave Bing and county executives Robert Ficano, L. Brooks Patterson and Mark Hackel. The event was hosted by the Detroit Economic Club.
“The North American International Auto Show is on a record-setting attendance pace,” Wolman said. “So let’s take a glass half-full view and agree that anytime there are more visitors to downtown Detroit than there are parking spaces and that is a very good thing.”
The awards, which are co-sponsored by the Detroit Auto Dealers Association, are selected by auto show visitors. More than 100 cars and trucks appeared on the ballot. Results are as follows:
— Best value: Ford Fusion
— Most awesome off-road: Ford F150 Raptor
— Most luxurious: Bentley Mulsanne
— Most earth-friendly: Chevrolet Volt
— Sexiest: Lexus LFA
— Most innovative vehicle: Tesla S
— Best curves: Chevrolet Camaro
— Best family hauler award: Chrysler Town & Country
— Concept vehicle: Chevrolet MiRay
— Best of show: Ford Fusion