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Digital Trends reveals inaugural Car of the Year Awards and 2015 winners

Car of the Year Awarded to the Formidable Audi A3

PORTLAND, ORE., APRIL 28, 2015 – Leading consumer technology publisher Digital Trends named the 2015 winners of its inaugural Car of the Year Awards, including Car of the Year award winner the Audi A3. The Digital Trends Car of the Year Awards shine a spotlight on the best of the best and rate the entire automobile across a variety of metrics: drivability, value, technology, safety, styling, and more.

To pick the winners across six categories and one overall “Car of the Year Award,” Digital Trends editors and experts and hit the deserts, mountains, highways, and city streets in the Palm Springs area of California cruising three pre-selected routes through canyons, across deserts, and around mountain springs, routes that stretched for as much as two hundred miles. The editors then deliberated to choose the finalists, award winners in each category, and overall award winner.

“Today’s cars are far more than people movers, they’re platforms for technology,” said Nick Jaynes, Automotive Editor at Digital Trends. “Modern cars not only transport us from place to place; they keep us safe, entertain us, and help keep us connected. Accordingly, we wanted to evaluate not just how cars handle but the technology that drives them as well. We put this year’s nominees through a rigorous testing process, and the winners are true standouts. Congratulations to all of this year’s finalists and winners!”

The Digital Trends 2015 Car of the Year Award winners are:

  • Car of the Year: Audi A3
  • Engine of the Year: Volvo T6 Drive-E
  • Infotainment System: FCA Uconnect
  • Alternative Energy Car: Toyota Mirai
  • Luxury Car: Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible
  • Performance Car: Chevrolet Corvette Z06
  • SUV: Land Rover Discovery Sport

Digital Trends is uniquely positioned to showcase a changing automobile industry, with class-leading coverage not just of cars, trucks, and motorcycles but of the technology that makes them safer, easier, and better than ever. For the Car of the Year Awards editorial feature, visit (insert link).

For more about Digital Trends Awards, go to http://www.digitaltrends.com/awards/

About Digital Trends

Digital Trends is a leading consumer technology publisher that aims to demystify technology, helping people navigate an increasingly digital world. Digital Trends’ easy-to-understand product reviews, entertaining news and videos serve more than 20 million unique visitors each month and ten million mobile users. Digital Trends reaches 90 million tech influencers through the Digital Trends Media Network, Digital Trends en Español its syndicate partners include Yahoo!, FOX News and more than 200 broadcast news stations. Digital Trends is headquartered in Portland, Ore., and has offices in New York City, San Francisco and Chicago. For more information, visit www.digitaltrends.com and follow @DigitalTrends on Twitter and Facebook.

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