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2018 NACTOY Finalists Announced, Can You Pick The Winners? 29
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Alfa Romeo Stelvio, Car Of The Year, Chevrolet Colorado, Ford Expedition, Honda Accord, Honda Odyssey, Kia Stinger, LA Auto Show, Lincoln Navigator, NACTOY, Toyota Camry, Volvo XC60 on 11 29th, 2017


The 2018 North American Car, Truck and Utility of the Year (NACTOY) finalists have been announced at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show.

The shortlist includes three names in each category, which were chosen by a panel of nearly 60 automotive journalists, following some extensive testing. The jurors will now have to trim down the list furthermore by announcing the big winners, on January 15, at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show.

However, until they do, let’s take a look at the 2018 North American Car of the Year category, which sees the Alfa Romeo Giulia, Audi A5 Sportback, BMW 5-Series, Hyundai Ioniq, Kia Rio, Lexus LC500, Porsche Panamera, and Subaru Impreza removed, as the only vehicles still present are the Honda Accord, Kia Stinger, and Toyota Camry.

The 2018 North American Utility of the Year award, on the other hand, will go to the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, Honda Odyssey, or Volvo XC60. These were favored over the Audi Q5, BMW X3, Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Equinox, Chevrolet Traverse, Jeep Compass, Kia Niro, Land Rover Discovery, Mazda CX-5, Subaru Crosstrek, Volkswagen Atlas, and Volkswagen Tiguan.

Things don’t look different at all in the 2018 North American Truck of the Year category, as the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, Ford Expedition, and Lincoln Navigator are still very much present.

“The task of selecting these nine finalists – especially in the car and ultra-competitive category – was extremely difficult”, said the organization’s Secretary-Treasurer Lauren Fix. “And while there may be some favorites among the finalists, any of these vehicles could end up walking away with the trophy in their category, when we announce the winners in Detroit, in January.”

Last year, the Chevrolet Bolt was named North American Car of the Year, whereas the Truck of the Year and Utility of the Year awards went to the Honda Ridgeline, and Chrysler Pacifica, respectively.

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2018 NACTOY Finalists Announced, Can You Pick The Winners? 29
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Alfa Romeo Stelvio, Car Of The Year, Chevrolet Colorado, Ford Expedition, Honda Accord, Honda Odyssey, Kia Stinger, LA Auto Show, Lincoln Navigator, NACTOY, Toyota Camry, Volvo XC60 on 11 29th, 2017


The 2018 North American Car, Truck and Utility of the Year (NACTOY) finalists have been announced at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show.

The shortlist includes three names in each category, which were chosen by a panel of nearly 60 automotive journalists, following some extensive testing. The jurors will now have to trim down the list furthermore by announcing the big winners, on January 15, at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show.

However, until they do, let’s take a look at the 2018 North American Car of the Year category, which sees the Alfa Romeo Giulia, Audi A5 Sportback, BMW 5-Series, Hyundai Ioniq, Kia Rio, Lexus LC500, Porsche Panamera, and Subaru Impreza removed, as the only vehicles still present are the Honda Accord, Kia Stinger, and Toyota Camry.

The 2018 North American Utility of the Year award, on the other hand, will go to the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, Honda Odyssey, or Volvo XC60. These were favored over the Audi Q5, BMW X3, Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Equinox, Chevrolet Traverse, Jeep Compass, Kia Niro, Land Rover Discovery, Mazda CX-5, Subaru Crosstrek, Volkswagen Atlas, and Volkswagen Tiguan.

Things don’t look different at all in the 2018 North American Truck of the Year category, as the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, Ford Expedition, and Lincoln Navigator are still very much present.

“The task of selecting these nine finalists – especially in the car and ultra-competitive category – was extremely difficult”, said the organization’s Secretary-Treasurer Lauren Fix. “And while there may be some favorites among the finalists, any of these vehicles could end up walking away with the trophy in their category, when we announce the winners in Detroit, in January.”

Last year, the Chevrolet Bolt was named North American Car of the Year, whereas the Truck of the Year and Utility of the Year awards went to the Honda Ridgeline, and Chrysler Pacifica, respectively.

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2017 NACTOY Finalists Announced; Which Ones Do You Think Will Win? 15
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Car Of The Year, Chevrolet Bolt, Chrysler Pacifica, Electric Vehicles, Ford F-Series, Genesis G90, Honda Ridgeline, Hybrids, Jaguar F-Pace, LA Auto Show, Mazda CX-9, NACTOY, Nissan Titan, SUV, Volvo S90 on 11 15th, 2016


In order to keep up with the increased demand of crossovers and SUVs, the prestigious North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACTOY) awards have evolved for the 2017 edition with the addition of 'Utility Vehicle of the Year'.
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NACTOY Adds Sport Utility Vehicle Award For 2017 24
Jun
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Car Of The Year, Detroit-Auto-Show, NACTOY, Reports on 06 24th, 2016


As consumers continue to prefer crossovers and SUVs over traditional sedans and wagons, the North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year (NACTOY) is closely following this trend.
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2013 North American Car & Truck/Utility of the Year Short List Revealed 2
Oct
Posted by Darryl in Automotive, NACTOY, News, North American Car of the Year, North American Truck of the Year on 10 2nd, 2012

It is almost time to announce the 2013 North American Car and Truck/Utility of the year. The automotive industry has managed to stay quite competitive and the lovely public is patiently awaiting to hear of the new victor for North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year for 2013.

Last year, for 2012 North American Car and Truck of the Year, The Hyundai Elantra and Land Rover Range Rover Evoque walked away with the crown. This year, things stay interesting as the non-profit NACTOY organization changed up the Truck category to include the Utility name filled by a Truck/Utility designation in place of the previous Truck name, possibly since there is such a utilitarian (crossover vehicle) segmented field of vehicles now. Only one body-on frame truck remains in the Truck/Utility category (RAM 1500).

The official 2013 North American Car of the Year Short List:

  • BMW 3 Series
  • Cadillac ATS
  • Chevrolet Malibu
  • Dodge Dart
  • Ford Fusion
  • Honda Accord
  • Lincoln MKZ
  • Nissan Altima
  • Scion FR-S
  • Subaru BRZ
  • Toyota Avalon

The official 2013 North American Truck/Utility of the Year Short List:

  • Acura RDX
  • Audi Allroad
  • BMW X1
  • Ford C-Max
  • Ford Escape
  • Hyundai Santa Fe
  • Infiniti JX35
  • Mazda CX-5
  • Nissan Pathfinder
  • Ram 1500

What is your selection before we get the official winners in January of 2013?







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