To pick the winners, 30 current and retired lead automotive designers¬†scrutinized each vehicle from the show before voting on a winner, and competition this year was stiff.
Toyota rolled out the brilliant looking FT-1 Concept, stealing most of the attention from other automaker’s concept cars. But the Volvo’s¬†understated elegance won over the hearts of the automotive designers rather than the sporty exuberance exhibited by the Toyota. Kia also had a sports car concept at the show with the GT4 Stinger, while Nissan rolled out the wild looking Sport Sedan Concept. Infiniti also showed its Q50 Eau Rouge.
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As for the Mustang, it had many rivals to contend with, including the new Corvette Z06, the all-new Mercedes C-Class, the Lexus RC-F and the new Subaru WRX STI. The 2015 Mustang debuted about one month before the 2014 Detroit Show to much fanfare, combining elements of its heritage along with modern design to come up with an all-new look which won over the judges.
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