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Kia, Nissan Claim Top Honors Among New Models at Detroit Auto Show

Eyes on Design honors the best of the best.

by on Jan.10, 2017

Kia generated plenty of excitement - and an award - with the debut of its new Stinger.

More than 40 new cars, trucks and crossovers made their debut at the North American International Auto Show during the event’s annual media preview, and while some are no more than basic transportation, many are “rolling sculpture…the equal of the work of an artist like Rodin,” said Dr. Philip Hessburg, founder of the annual Eyes on Design Awards.

They honor the most striking products to make their first appearance at Detroit’s Cobo Center each year, a jury of some of the industry’s top designers empowered to pick among the work of their peers.

Best of the Best!

This year, the jury handed out seven awards – with Nissan nabbing two for the distinctive Vmotion 2.0 concept it introduced on Monday. Hailed as both Best Concept Car and the new vehicle making the Best Use of Color, Graphics and Materials, the Vmotion 2.0 is “just a concept car,” Nissan global creative director Shiro Nakamura told TheDetroitBureau.com.

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