BEST OF SHOW RESULTS -- CONSUMERS PICK THEIR FAVORITE VEHICLES AND EXHIBIT AT THE 2020 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW
For the 15th consecutive year, consumer voters selected their favorites in five categories in the Chicago Auto Show's "Best of Show" balloting. The Chicago Auto Show is the only major auto show that polls its attendees' favorite vehicles and exhibit.
In voting conducted over the 10-day public run of the nation's biggest auto show, winners in the contest's five categories were:
Best All-New Production: 2020 Chevrolet Corvette
Best Concept Vehicle: Acura Type S
Best Green Vehicle: 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E
Best Exhibit: Jeep
Vehicle I'd most like to have in my driveway: 2020 Chevrolet Corvette
"We think of our attendees as one enormous focus group that we can leverage to analyze data and assess trends," said Chicago Auto Show General Manager Dave Sloan. "Best of Show voting has become a benchmark measure of what the public deems the most exciting, impressive and innovative on the show floor."
Each of the first four winners beat out seven others. The eight finalists in Best All-New Production Vehicle, Best Concept Vehicle, Best Green Vehicle and Best Exhibit were selected by a jury of automotive experts. In the fifth category, "Vehicle I'd most like to have in my driveway," voters could choose from any of the hundreds of vehicles on the show floor.
According to the results, voters considered the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette the Best All-New Production Vehicle. The Corvette was a runaway favorite, and why not with it being the first-ever mid-engine Corvette and with a price tag of less than $60,000. The Ford Mustang Mach-E and Porsche Taycan rounded out the top three selections.
The production-ready Acura Type S concept narrowly beat out the futuristic Toyota LQ and just-for-fun Kia HabaNiro in a hotly contested competition for Best Concept Vehicle. The all-new 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E was clearly the top choice for Best Green Vehicle - besting the Porsche Taycan, which finished second.
Jeep defended its title as Best Display, topping the national park themed Subaru exhibit. Highlighting the Jeep display was the Camp Jeep test track - a staple since 2005. Camp Jeep offered ground clearance stairs, maneuverability moguls, extreme break-over rocks, 18-ft. 30-degree ascent/descent hill, off-camber/low-crawl boulders and articulation berms.
Every year the tightest race of all is the pick for "Vehicle I'd most like to have in my driveway." This year was no different as the Chevrolet Corvette and Ford GT battled neck and neck to the last day. Fans of the Bowtie brand mashed the gas on the final day to put the 'Vette on top.
The manufacturer awards for Best of Show will be presented to the winners at the annual Midwest Automotive Media Association Spring Rally, held annually at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.
For more information on the NRSF, visit www.nrsf.org. For more information on the 2020 Chicago Auto Show, visit www.ChicagoAutoShow.com. For high resolution photos and b-roll, visit www.ChicagoAutoShow.com/media/online-newsroom-gallery.
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