Auto Interiors Magazine Names Finalists for Car & Truck Interior of the Year Awards

Six Finalists to be on Display at The Detroit Auto Interiors Show



Apr 11, 2001, 01:00 ET from The Detroit Auto Interiors Show

    ATLANTA, April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Auto Interiors Magazine has selected six
 finalists for the publication's second annual Car & Truck Interior of the Year
 Awards.  The three finalists in the passenger car category are the Audi
 allroad quattro, the Chrysler PT Cruiser and the Lexus LS 430.  In the light
 truck category, the finalists are the GMC Yukon XL Denali, the Oldsmobile
 Silhouette Premiere and the Toyota RAV4.
     "Production passenger cars and light trucks, including imports, introduced
 in North America for the 2001 model year were considered," said Richard
 Lebovitz, Auto Interiors Magazine co-publisher/editor.  "To be eligible for
 the Car and Truck Interior of the Year award, the vehicles had to be all new
 or represent a significant redesign.  The wow-factor also impacted the judges'
 thinking so it was important that each contender offered something fresh and
 original."
     The judges based the voting on the 48 vehicles submitted for the award on
 interior appearance, functionality and innovation.  Appearance included
 interior styling, color, materials and fit-and-finish.  Functionality included
 comfort, convenience and safety features.  Innovation included both surprise
 and delight features and also notable improvements over previous vehicles.
     The winners of the Auto Interiors Magazine's Car and Truck Interior of the
 Year awards will be announced at The Detroit Auto Interiors Show at Detroit's
 Cobo Conference/Exhibition Center, May 15-17.  The winning vehicles, along
 with the finalists, will be on display throughout the course of the three-day
 show.
 
     About Bill Communications, Inc.
     Atlanta-based Auto Interiors is a publication of Bill Communications,
 Inc., the country's fastest-growing publisher of influential business
 magazines, a producer of major conferences and expositions, and owner of
 numerous Web information delivery sites on the Internet.  Bill Communications
 is a subsidiary of VNU Business Media, Inc., which includes BPI
 Communications, Inc.; VNU eMedia, Inc.; and VNU Expositions.  The company
 publishes more than 62 business publications and produces 100 leading business
 conferences, exhibitions and events from its headquarters in New York City and
 its division offices in Atlanta, Dallas, Minneapolis and Washington, D.C.
     Bill Communications is a subsidiary of VNU-USA, a wholly-owned subsidiary
 of Netherlands-based VNU, an international publishing and information company
 that employs approximately 16,000 people worldwide and has annual revenues of
 more than $2.6 billion.
 
 

SOURCE The Detroit Auto Interiors Show
    ATLANTA, April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Auto Interiors Magazine has selected six
 finalists for the publication's second annual Car & Truck Interior of the Year
 Awards.  The three finalists in the passenger car category are the Audi
 allroad quattro, the Chrysler PT Cruiser and the Lexus LS 430.  In the light
 truck category, the finalists are the GMC Yukon XL Denali, the Oldsmobile
 Silhouette Premiere and the Toyota RAV4.
     "Production passenger cars and light trucks, including imports, introduced
 in North America for the 2001 model year were considered," said Richard
 Lebovitz, Auto Interiors Magazine co-publisher/editor.  "To be eligible for
 the Car and Truck Interior of the Year award, the vehicles had to be all new
 or represent a significant redesign.  The wow-factor also impacted the judges'
 thinking so it was important that each contender offered something fresh and
 original."
     The judges based the voting on the 48 vehicles submitted for the award on
 interior appearance, functionality and innovation.  Appearance included
 interior styling, color, materials and fit-and-finish.  Functionality included
 comfort, convenience and safety features.  Innovation included both surprise
 and delight features and also notable improvements over previous vehicles.
     The winners of the Auto Interiors Magazine's Car and Truck Interior of the
 Year awards will be announced at The Detroit Auto Interiors Show at Detroit's
 Cobo Conference/Exhibition Center, May 15-17.  The winning vehicles, along
 with the finalists, will be on display throughout the course of the three-day
 show.
 
     About Bill Communications, Inc.
     Atlanta-based Auto Interiors is a publication of Bill Communications,
 Inc., the country's fastest-growing publisher of influential business
 magazines, a producer of major conferences and expositions, and owner of
 numerous Web information delivery sites on the Internet.  Bill Communications
 is a subsidiary of VNU Business Media, Inc., which includes BPI
 Communications, Inc.; VNU eMedia, Inc.; and VNU Expositions.  The company
 publishes more than 62 business publications and produces 100 leading business
 conferences, exhibitions and events from its headquarters in New York City and
 its division offices in Atlanta, Dallas, Minneapolis and Washington, D.C.
     Bill Communications is a subsidiary of VNU-USA, a wholly-owned subsidiary
 of Netherlands-based VNU, an international publishing and information company
 that employs approximately 16,000 people worldwide and has annual revenues of
 more than $2.6 billion.
 
 SOURCE  The Detroit Auto Interiors Show