Southfield, Michigan – The winners have been announced for Ward’s Auto Interior of the Year awards, North America’s only honours for excellence in automotive interiors.

The 2010 winners are:

Popular-priced car under US$29,999 – Subaru Outback

Premium-priced car – Infiniti M56

Hybrid car – Lexus HS 250h

Sports car – Chevrolet Camaro

Popular-priced truck under $39,999 – Chevrolet Equinox

Premium-priced truck – Volvo XC60

Design breakthrough – Acura ZDX

Brand expression – Mazdaspeed3

Design versatility – BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo

Inspired design – Porsche Panamera

“For years, the focus on safety and functionality has given us drab, uninspired vehicle interiors,” said Drew Winter, Ward’s AutoWorld editor-in-chief. “This year’s winners show style and original design is becoming as important inside the vehicle as it already is to the sheet metal outside.”

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