Celebrity judge and television star Judge Mablean is set to host the 19th Annual Urban Wheel Awards (UWA), on Sunday, January 11, 2015 at the Garden Theater in Detroit, Michigan during the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) press preview week.
Judge Mablean Ephriam has practiced for law over 20 years in the city of Los Angeles and was the presiding judge for seven seasons of the #2 rated court show in America, “Divorce Court.” Judge Mablean has been a fixture on television and radio also appearing on CNN, Celebrity Fit Club, the Tom Joyner Morning Show and the Al Sharpton Show to name a few. She has also appeared in Tyler Perry films “Diary of a Mad Black Woman” and “Madea Goes To Jail.”
The Urban Wheel Awards judging panel determined the most stylish, and practical new vehicles for 2015 by driving and evaluating dozens of cars and trucks in a variety of North American urban settings.
The 2015 Urban Vehicles of the Year winners are:
Urban Car of the Year: Kia K900
Runners-up: Mercedes C Class and Hyundai Genesis
According to Urban Wheel Awards juror and automotive expert Les Jackson, Cruise Control Radio: “The 2015 Kia K900 has an understated elegance that speaks of the owner being a savvy, trendy professional.”
Urban Truck of the Year: Ford F150
Runners-up: Cadillac Escalade and Lincoln MKC
Mary Chapman of Chapman Communications, an Urban Wheel Awards juror and freelance automotive reviewer, said of the Ford F150: “potentially revolutionary use of aluminum … substantial weight loss … great mileage.”
Urban Green Vehicle of the Year: BMW i8
Runners-up: Kia Soul EV and Ford Focus Electric
Decisive magazine editor Brian Armstead had a few words to lead the charge: “When BMW enters the game, watch out! Not only is the BMW i8 “green,” it’s a BMW, with amazing acceleration, fuel efficiency and “Ultimate Driving Machine” road manners.”
The awards will take place at The Garden Theater, a new lavish venue in Midtown Detroit located at 3929 Woodward Avenue. The state-of-the-art venue, will help fuel the technology-driven event with the sights and sounds to make a most memorable awards show.
Tickets for the 19th Annual Urban Wheel Awards are now available online. Proceeds from UWA benefit the Emerging Diversity Education Fund, providing scholarships, internships and mentoring support for ethnic minority college students pursuing careers in communications, engineering and auto related fields.
Source: Decisive Magazine