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Autoblog Minute: Finalists for NACTOY, Porsche 718, and more

Weekly Recap For 12.11.15

Finalists are in for the North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year Awards, Porsche brings back the 718, and IIHS names its safest of 2016. Senior editor Greg Migliore reports on this edition of Autoblog Minute Weekly Recap.
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[00:00:00] Finalists are in for North American Car and Truck of the Year Awards, Porsche brings back the 718, and IIHS names its safest of 2016. I'm senior editor Greg Migliore and this is your Autoblog Minute Weekly Recap.

The IIHS picks for safest cars of 2016 are in. Some of the most affordable cars to make the list include the Hyundai Tucson, Mazda3,

[00:00:30] Mitsubishi Outlander, and Nissan Maxima. And from the ever-popular, small SUV segment: the Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5, Subaru Forester, and Toyota RAV4 all made the list. For IIHS's complete rundown head over to their website.

Finalists for North American Car and Truck of the Year were announced this week. This year's finalists for car of the year include: the Chevy Malibu, Honda Civic, and Mazda MX-5 Miata. The finalists for truck,

[00:01:00] which includes utility vehicles, are: the Honda Pilot, Nissan Titan XD, and Volvo XC90. The 23rd annual awards will be announced on the morning of Monday, January 11.​

Porsche announced the revival of the 718 naming convention for the Boxster and Cayman. Seven eighteen harks back to 1957, when Porsche launched the 718 mid-engine racecar. Even though the two cars will share more similarities than ever before next year, customers can expect the

[00:01:30] 718 Boxster to be priced higher than its Cayman sibling.

And finally, a report from Automotive News citing German sources and BMW's Harald Krueger, indicates that the production version of the BMW i8 Spyder is on its way.

Those are the highlights from the week that was. Be sure to come back this Saturday for my full recap including some additional insight into NHTSA's new crash test standards. For Autoblog, I'm Greg Migliore.

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