Top Picks at the 2007 Detroit Auto Show

By: Correy Putton

What should one expect during auto shows?

There are those new concept vehicles which could make you gape at the kind of features it could bring. There are those newly produced and newly designed which could leave you wondering how were they produced in the first place. There are also those cool technologies which could make you believe that nothing would be impossible sometime in the near future.

At this year's 2007 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Steve Purdy, one of The Auto Channel's (theautochannel.com) writers, chose his top picks. And when he means top picks, he has been eyeing the best ones and even the worst ones. Of course, he did have his own share of categories and he shares which vehicles are what.

The Best of Show vehicle for him was the Chevrolet Volt. He says that this vehicle shows the public just what the next type of innovations in the automotive world would be. After all, this one comes as an electric vehicle and even has got a generator inside to power the batteries.

The Dodge Viper SRT-10 was chosen as the Most Lust Inspiring Sports Car. Sure, who would not want to own this vehicle when it now comes with an additional 100 units of horsepower to the already powerful vehicle. It can now move from zero to sixty in just 3.9 seconds.

Most Likely To Succeed in the auto jungle is the unique Smart Fortwo. It may look quite peculiar and may not be filled with great design but this vehicle would certainly be starting out another fad in the history of the automotive world. And yes, did I mention that this vehicle is also very economical?

Just like AutoWeek's editors, Purdy found the Jaguar C-XF to be the Sexiest Car. This is a concept vehicle and has been created to be a sedan. However, many people did not quite find a sedan in the Jaguar C-XF but quite a sleek vehicle instead.

In the realm of concept cars, the Ford Interceptor earned Purdy's attention. This vehicle is a lengthened Ford Mustang and shows off confidence and the American standard of what a vehicle really is.

The Best New Paint Color was found splashed all over the of the Special Edition Volkswagen GTI Fahrenheit. They call the hue the Fahrenheit Orange.

Purdy has a category which he calls the Most Anachronistic and he gives this title to the Chengfeng's, a Chinese company, mid-sized crossover SUV. It is a small concept car and has got quite much too much angles.

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