Press Release

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 10, 2016)

The 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio, a new midsize sedan from the Italian automaker, has been selected as the “Star of the Show” for the 2016 Miami International Auto Show.

A panel of judges made up of SAMA members and headed by President Jose “Pepe” Delfino chose the Giulia from a field of over 1,000 cars, trucks, crossover and SUVs and results were announced Saturday at the annual show luncheon hosted by the Southern Automotive Media Association (SAMA) and sponsored by General Motors.

Other winning vehicles were the Cadillace ATS-V as the Sedan/Coupe of the Show, the Nissan Rogue as the SUV of the Show, and Honda Ridgeline as the Pickup Truck of the Show.

The Terry Jackson Memorial Award for service for the betterment of SAMA and contributions to the South Florida auto industry went to Tony Serrato of Prestige Auto for his longtime efforts in support of SAMA and its special events throughout the year.

The 46th annual auto show continues through Sunday, Nov. 18.

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SAMA is an organization of automotive journalists, media organizations, corporate communications specialists, marketing and advertising representatives, and auto manufacturers related to South Florida’s dynamic automotive industry. Based in Miami, it was founded in March 2007.

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