Mark your calendars, and be sure to attend the first annual Car & Truck Interiors Awards Press Conference to be held at Cobo Center on May 17, 2000 at 8:30 a.m. in the Car & Truck Interior of the Year Pavilion on the floor of the Automotive & Transportation Interiors Expo. The Expo will run from May 16 – 18, 2000.

The annual awards have been established to focus attention and to recognize the increasing importance of vehicle interiors to automotive product branding and the customer’s purchasing decision.

This year’s six finalists were selected from 49 new vehicles. The six finalists are:

The Audi TT Coupe
The Ford Focus
The Toyota Echo
The BMW X5
The Dodge Dakota Quad Cab pickup
The Mazda MPV
The Car & Truck Interior of the Year winners will be selected at an awards and scholarship banquet to be held on May 16, 2000 at the Atheneum Suite Hotel in Detroit.

All six finalists will be on display at the EXPO for the morning press conference on May 17. Each vehicle will have a representative to give a short, walk-around presentation, answer questions and supply additional data and photographic support.

Don’t miss this chance to see the most innovative interiors in the marketplace, and talk to the people who conceived and built them.