November 29, 2012: VOTY Presentation
2013 Cadillac ATS Receives the Motor Press Guild 2012 Vehicle of the Year Award
MPG President Laura Burstein will present the MPG Vehicle of the Year Award to Cadillac at the L.A. Auto Show at 12:20 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29 at the Cadillac stand in the South Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Please return to this page on Nov. 29 for photos and information about the presentation.
November 15, 2011: VOTY Presentation
Audi A7 is the Motor Press Guild 2011 Vehicle of the Year
VOTY Award Presented at the LA Auto Show, Audi Booth
Audi of America President Johan de Nysschen accepted the MPG VOTY award from MPG President Laura Burstein. Peter Schwarzenbauer, Member of the Board of Management of AUDI AG for Marketing and Sales, participated in the ceremony. The award was designed by Art Center College of Design. – photos by Donovan Unks for MPG
November 15, 2011: VOTY Presentation
Audi A7 Wins Motor Press Guild Vehicle of the Year Award?
MPG members invited to attend presentation and reception at the L.A. Auto Show Nov. 16
The Audi A7 leads the pack of five Vehicle of the Year finalists at the 2011 MPG Track Day event. The other four vehicles are the 2012 Fiat 500, the 2012 Ford Focus, the 2011 Hyundai Elantra, and the 2012 Cevrolet Sonic. - photo by Pete Lyons for MPG
The 2012 Audi A7 is the winner of the first-ever Motor Press Guild Vehicle of the Year (VOTY) award. MPG President Laura Burstein will present the award to Audi of America President Johan de Nysschen at Audi's press conference on the first day of the Los Angeles Auto Show press days on Nov. 16.
All MPG members with credentials for the L.A. Auto Show press days are invited to attend the award presentation and cocktail reception following the press conference at the Audi stand.
What: Motor Press Guild VOTY Award Presentation
When: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at 4:40 PM
Where: Audi Stand, South Hall, Los Angeles Convention Center. For directions, click here
Five Finalists on track at Track Day Event October 11-13
Tuesday, October 11. Motorpress Journalist members tested the five finalists on the track during the Track Day event, and cast their ballots for the winners. Announcements to come later this year.
The five finalists for the 2011 MPG Vehicle of the Year award were on track. They are (from left) 2011 Hyundai Elantra, the 2012 Fiat 500, the 2012 Ford Focus, the 2012 Audi A7, and the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic.
Five finalists Named
Monday, October 3, 2011. The five finalists (in alphabetical order) are:
- 2012 Audi A7
- 2012 Chevrolet Sonic
- 2012 Fiat 500
- 2012 Ford Focus
- 2011 Hyundai Elantra
All nominated cars will be present at Track Day Oct. 11-12. Journalist members attending Track Day will vote on our 2011 MPG Vehicle of the Year.
MPG Moves Forward with New Vehicle of the Year Award
Monday, June 27, 2011. The Motor Press Guild is proud to announce a jury panel has been selected for the first-ever Motor Press Guild Vehicle of the Year (VOTY) award program. The award will recognize the most significant new vehicle introduced in the calendar year as judged by the Motor Press Guild journalist members and should be considered overall best in its particular class. The VOTY winner will be announced at the Los Angeles International Auto Show as a prelude to the annual keynote speech.
Vehicles will be evaluated on a number of attributes, including:
Eligible vehicles must be newly introduced and represent an all-new architecture or be substantially changed from its previous generation. All vehicles considered for this year's MPG VOTY must be on sale by January 1, 2012.
The jury panel was selected from current MPG members in good standing and represent mainstream automotive national, local, enthusiast print and broadcast publications. Jurors will evaluate vehicles via their regularly scheduled loans from manufacturers and will rank their top five choices. the top five vehicles will then be made available at the MPG Track Day 2011 for evaluation by all driving-eligible MPG journalist members. Track Day attendees will vote on their selection and the final winner will be announced on the first morning of the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show prior to the keynote address.
Call for Award Designs
We want your help with designing the 2011 MPG VOTY trophy. This could include what the award might look like, or even a real-life prototype created by sculptors or designers. Please contact VOTY creator Jeff Holland or Laura Burstein with any suggestions.