Last year, MPG announced a makeover of its Vehicle Of The Year (VOTY) award. The retooled award—now known as Innovation Vehicle of the Year, or IVY—recognizes vehicles that represent segment-busting technology, engineering, and other significant factors that move the industry in a notable direction.
The award is split into two categories: One for vehicles priced below $30,000 and one for vehicles priced at $30,000 and higher.
ELIGIBILITY AND JUDGING CRITERIA
Vehicles have to be on sale in the U.S. by January 1, 2015 to be eligible for the 2014 MPG IVY Award. Vehicles will be evaluated and judged based on the following criteria:
- Overall innovation
- Technology and engineering
- Environmental impact
All MPG members may nominate vehicles—up to three for each price class. Manufacturers may also nominate their own vehicles. Send an e-mail with your nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 30, 2014.
A jury of MPG members will vet the nominations and choose twelve finalists, six below $30,000 and six above. The manufacturer of each of the finalists will be asked to write 250 words on why it merits consideration for our annual award. The list of nominated vehicles and manufacturer comments, videos, press releases, etc. will be published on the MPG website. Additional technical information will be available on the AutoHarvest website (www.autoharvest.org).
In the third and final stage, the list of finalists is announced to members via e-mail and published on this Web page. MPG Journalist and Analyst members are invited to vote for category winners via the MPG website.
ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNERS
The winners will be announced at a special press conference held at the 2014 L.A. Auto Show.
2013 Innovation Vehicle of the Year award winners:
Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and Mazda3
MPG President Aaron Gold (left) presents the Under $29,000 Award to Tim Mahoney (left), chief marketing officer, global Chevrolet, accepts the
Mazda North American Operations President and CEO Jim O'Sullivan for the $29,000 and Over award from MPG President Aaron Gold for the 2014
2014 Mazda 3 at the Los Angeles Auto Show on November 20, 2013. Chevy Corvette Stingray at the Los Angeles Auto Show on Nov. 20, 2013.
To see a complete list of finalists for the 2013 award, click here.