EyesOn Design Awards Given at North American International Auto Show


DETROIT — EyesOn Design Awards for Design Excellence for 2015 were revealed last week at the North American International Auto Show.

The awards honor the most significant automotive designs revealed at NAIAS as determined by the North American and global leaders of design from automotive manufacturers, along with academic chairs of transportation design programs and design leaders from other fields.

The Ford GT was awarded for Best Designed Production Vehicle; the Buick Avenir received awards for both Best Designed Concept and Innovative Use of Color, Graphics, and Materials; and the Audi Q7 was awarded for Best Designed Interior.

The 2015 Catalyst Award was presented to automotive veteran Robert Lutz, who has held top executive positions at BMW, Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors. He was selected to receive the award by Patrick le Quement, the former senior vice president of corporate design at Renault, and the 2015 recipient of the EyesOn Design Lifetime Design Achievement Award.