Friday, January 18, 2008

CTS wins EyesOn Design Award at 2008 NAIAS

Two Cadillac CTS models -- the 2009 Cadillac CTS-V and the CTS Concept Coupe -- swept the production and concept car categories at the 2008 EyesOn Design Awards at the 2008 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). The BMW X6 and the Chrysler ecoVoyager were awarded the production and concept truck honors, respectively.

The only automotive design awards selected and judged by top automotive design experts from around the world, EyesOn Design Awards for Design Excellence was the final event of the Press Preview Days portion of the 2008 NAIAS.

This year's panel of 20 automotive design experts included Chief Judges Chris Bangle, BMW Group Design Chief; Jack Telnack, former Vice President of Global Design, Ford Motor Company; and Nate Young, Executive Vice President of the Art Center College of Design.

The judges spent the morning hours carefully reviewing the list of nearly 50 production and concept vehicles, all of which had been unveiled over the previous three days.

Winners were announced in the final press conference of the 2008 Detroit Show by Master of Ceremonies-John McElroy, the host of Autoline Detroit. Event sponsor guests-Annie Assensio of Dassault Systemes and David Amati of the 2008 SAE World Congress presented the four winners with the unique crystal award that has been synonymous with the EyesOn Design Awards for almost 20 years.

EyesOn Design is a major source of revenue for the Detroit Institute of Opthamology (DIO) research, education and support group programs that enhance the independence of the visually impaired. For more information on EyesOn Design, please click here.

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