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Ford F-150, BMW i8 Capture Innovation Vehicle Awards

Motor Press Guild chooses vehicles from 13 finalists.

by on Nov.20, 2014

BMW's new i8 captured the Innovation Vehicle of the Year award for the over $30,000 category from the Motor Press Guild.

The Motor Press Guild stretched the parameters a bit, but the new 2015 Ford F-150 and BMW i8 walked off with its 2014 Innovation Vehicle of the Year (IVY) Awards in Los Angeles yesterday.

The F-150 captured the title for vehicles in the under $30,000 class – even though its average transaction price is expected to be closer to $40,000 – while the 2014 BMW i8 claimed the award for the $30,000 and over category.

A Real Performer!

The two winners were from selected a group of 13 finalists assembled by a panel of judges. (more…)

Corvette, Mazda3 Take Top Honors from Motor Press Guild

GM captures honor for second consecutive year; ATS won last year.

by on Nov.20, 2013

The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray took to honors, along with the Mazda3,at the Motor Press Guild's Innovation Vehicle of the Year Awards.

The new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and the 2013 Mazda3 walked away with top honors from the Los Angeles-based Motor Press Guild as the two winners of the organization’s Innovation Vehicle of the Year Award.

The Mazda3 walked off with award in the under $29,000 class while the Corvette Stingray took the accolade for the $29,000 and over category. It was the second year in a row a General Motors product won an award from MPG. The Cadillac ATS was named MPG’s first car of the year in 2012.

Performance News!

The awards were decided by MPG’s journalist and analyst membership, which determined the winners by evaluating each car on innovation, technology, engineering, safety, environmental impact, price, affordability and value. (more…)

MPG Picks “Vehicle of the Year” Finalists

Awards season gets underway.

by on Oct.07, 2011

The Fiat 500 is one of the finalists for the inaugural MPG Vehicle of the Year award.

Billing itself as the largest automotive media association in North America, MPG members have selected cars from General Motors, Ford and Chrysler Group as finalist for their first MPG Vehicle of the Year Award.  The presence of each of the domestics is significant considering California is the home of the imports, a market where you might go all day without seeing Detroit sheet metal.

The finalists for the new honor, which is certain to command broad attention, include the 2012 Audi A7, 2012 Chevrolet Sonic, 2012 Fiat 500, 2012 Ford Focus and 2011 Hyundai Elantra. The Fiat 500 is sold by Chrysler across North America — and built at a Chrysler plant in Mexico.

Award Winner!

The five finalists for the “VOTY” were chosen by a panel of 18 MPG journalist members who drive and review new vehicles on a regular basis. All MPG journalist members will evaluate the final five vehicles and vote on the winner at the organization’s annual Track Day event in mid-October. The winner of the award will be announced during the LA auto show’s press days, next month.