ATLANTA — Journalists from the Greater Atlanta Automotive Media Association (GAAMA) previewed the 34th annual Atlanta International Auto Show and selected the best of show in several categories.
More than 400 new 2016 import and domestic cars, light trucks, vans and sport utility vehicles are on display at the Georgia World Congress Center, as well as several preproduction vehicles, cool cruisers and exotic and high performance cars. The show runs through Sunday, March 13.
“It was a very exciting, diverse and eclectic selection of vehicles,” said incoming GAAMA President Christopher Lawrence, CEO of AutoAcademics, an automotive consultancy that aims to educate and assist consumers in making intelligent, unbiased, and logical automotive choices. “Every year we are excited and impressed by the new technology, sleek designs and powertrain efficiencies. The judges had a tough job and after much discussion, we selected the best in each category.”
The 2016 winners are:
Green: 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid
Luxury: 2017 Lexus LC 500
Performance: 2017 Acura NSX
Biggest Bang for the Buck: 2017 Hyundai Elantra
Truck: 2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty
SUV/Crossover: 2017 Infiniti QX30
Judges Choice: 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio
The objective of GAAMA is to further professionalism of the automotive media, provide a forum for newsworthy people and products connected with the automotive industry and to bring together people whose activities are related to the field of automotive journalism, public relations and related fields for the mutual benefit of all parties.