DETROIT -- The Chrysler Imperial large sedan concept was named best of show in the second annual Detroit News/Local 4 Driver's Choice Awards. The winners were chosen by a 100-member Detroit News reader panel after spending three hours touring the 2006 North American International Auto Show last week. The awards were announced at a Detroit Economic Club luncheon by William Dean Singleton, vice chairman and CEO of MediaNews Group, which owns The Detroit News. Other categories and winners were:
  • Most Plush Interior: Maybach 57, the ultra-luxury sedan from DaimlerChrysler's Mercedes-Benz
  • Curviest: Ford Shelby GT
  • Most Awesome: Hummer H1
  • Future Fantasy: Chevy Camaro
  • Sexiest: Jaguar XK
  • Most Innovative: Mercedes S500 sedan
  • Best Value: Toyota Camry sedan
  • Grooviest Wheels: Toyota Scion xB
  • Best Family Hauler: Chrysler Town and Country minivan
  • Most Earth Friendly: Ford Escape Hybrid SUV
  • Most Luxurious: Rolls-Royce Phantom
    The readers were chosen from about 1,000 applicants from five counties in Metro Detroit.