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332015 North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year finalists revealed [w/polls]

Tuesday afternoon at the Detroit Athletic Club, the finalists for the 2015 North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year awards were announced at a press luncheon. The selected – three in cars and three in trucks/utilities – will vie for the coveted Tiffany crystal, which will be presented at the Detroit Auto Show on Monday, January 12. The finalists are:

502015 North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year Award short list released [UPDATE]

UPDATE: Ford has just informed the NACTOY jury that the 2015 Edge will not go on sale in time for consideration. Thus, it has been removed from the short list and the story below has been updated accordingly.

372014 North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year Award short list released

Although the domestic auto season is not yet upon us, the picture for the 2014 model year is well established, with many models already on sale at dealerships. Likewise, the jurors of the North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year awards are already in the thick of their new vehicle evaluations, and they've culled down their "long list" of nominees down to a tighter list of candidates. Whereas the long list essentially represents all new vehicles that are expected to launch in a given year

892013 North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year finalists announced [w/poll]

2012 is almost in the books and automakers are spending December gearing up for the 2013 auto show season, which tips off next month at the Detroit Auto Show. Traditionally, the latter opens up with the announcement of the North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year awards, and this year figures to be no different.

622013 North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year short list released

It's that time of the automotive year again, where the changing of the seasons yields a fresh crop of cars and trucks at dealers and a new bounty of awards. North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year jurors(*) have been flogging all manner of new sheetmetal, and they've culled their long list down to a shorter, more manageable roster, which has just been released.

14NACTOY changes truck award to "Truck/Utility of the Year"

This year's selection for North American Truck of the Year was something of a sign of the times as the pool of nominees didn't really fit the traditional definition of "truck" – beasts of burden with features like a low range, open bed and/or body-on-frame construction. Not only were all three finalists crossovers (including the winning 2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque), but so were the other four on the short list of nominees.

39Hyundai Elantra, Range Rover Evoque named 2012 North American Car and Truck of the Year [UPDATE]

And now, ladies and gentlemen, the moment you've all been waiting for... the Car of the Year awards to rule all Car of the Year awards... the definitive selection of the very best the industry has to offer has been decided. Well, we don't know about all that, but the votes have been tabulated and the assembled jurists (including our own Chris Paukert) have selected the 2012 North American Car and Truck of the Year.

129Your 2012 North American Car and Truck of the Year finalists are....

The finalists for the 2012 North American Car and Truck of the Year have just been announced, and this year, the three candidates in each category are as follows:

35Hyundai Sonata edges Volt in Autoblog's informal Car of the Year poll

2011 Hyundai Sonata 2.0T – Click above for high-res image gallery

92011 North American Car and Truck of the Year finalists include Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf

2011 North American Car and Truck of the Year Finalists – Click above for high-res image gallery

602011 North American Car and Truck of the Year finalists shortlisted

2011 North American Car and Truck of the Year Finalists – Click above for high-res image gallery

9Fight! Leaf, Volt, Sonata Hybrid in running for North American Car of the Year

A group of 50 U.S. and Canada-based automotive journalists from various news outlets, including one from our sister site Autoblog, has sliced the list for the 2011 North American Car and Truck of the Year awards to 14 possible winning vehicles in each category. Among automakers, Ford, Hyundai/Kia, General Motors, and Nissan stand out with the most nominated vehicles and the list covers everything from budget-friendly (Ford Fiesta, Mazda2) to pricey (Jaguar XJ, Porsche Cayenne) and everything in

59North American Car/Truck of the Year shortlists led by Ford, GM, Hyundai/Kia and Nissan [w/poll]

A pool of 50 U.S. and Canada-based automotive journalists from various news outlets has cut down the list for the 2011 North American Car and Truck of the Year awards to 14 possible winning vehicles in each category.

38Detroit 2010: Ford sweeps North American Car and Truck of the Year awards for 2010

Mark Fields, Ford's President of the Americas, accepts the hardware from Tony Swan of Car and Driver

AddDetroit 2010: Ford sweeps NA Car and Truck of the Year

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery

21Detroit 2009: Hyundai Genesis, Ford F-150 win North American Car and Truck of the Year

Like an automotive continuation of the BCS bowls, winners were crowned for the 16th North American Car of the Year and North American Truck of the Year awards at the Detroit Auto Show this morning. Voted on by 50 automotive journalists in various media from the U.S. and Canada (where's Mexico?), winners took home a bit of brand polish and a big lump of crystal.

AddJetta TDI, Benz ML320 BlueTEC finalists for 2009 North American Car/Truck of the Year

The 2009 Green Car of the Year, the Jetta TDI, could also be named the 2009 North American Car of the Year. After winning the top honor in LA a month ago, the Jetta TDI joins the Ford Flex and the Hyundai Genesis as finalists for the NACOTY award that will be handed out at the start of the Detroit Auto Show next month. The diesel love extends to the North American Truck of the Year, where the finalists are: the Dodge Ram, the Ford F-150 and the Mercedes-Benz ML320 BlueTEC. While the 50 judges wi

662009 North American Car and Truck of the Year contenders announced

The 2009 North American International Auto Show in Detroit is looming ever closer, which means the process to choose the 2009 North American Car and Truck of the Year has begun. The organization behind the very prestigious awards has trotted out the list of semi-finalists for both awards, which includes 26 vehicles total with 14 contenders for COTY and 12 for TOTY.

31Malibu and CX-9 win North American Car/Truck of the Year

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33GM scores 4 of 6 finalists in North American OTY awards

Last year General Motors swept the 2007 North American Car and Truck of the Year Awards, with both the Saturn Aura and Chevy Silverado taking home the honors. It looks as if the General has a good shot at repeating last year's sweep with news that four of the six finalists for the 2008 awards are GM vehicles.

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