The finalists for 2017 North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year (NACTOY) were announced Tuesday, Nov. 15 at Automobility L.A., the conference preceding the Los Angeles auto show.
The finalists are:
Car of the Year
- Chevrolet Bolt
- Genesis G90
- Volvo S90
Truck of the Year
- Ford F-series Super Duty
- Honda Ridgeline
- Nissan Titan
Utility Vehicle of the Year
- Chrysler Pacifica
- Jaguar F-Pace
- Mazda CX-9
The North American Car and Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year awards are judged by roughly 60 professional North American automotive journalists, and are the longest-running award not associated with a specific publication. The awards honor excellence in innovation, design, safety, performance, technology, driver satisfaction and value.
Each year, jurors evaluate new vehicles that have just gone on sale to determine the finalists. The process of selecting the Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the year starts in June by identifying vehicles eligible for the awards. It includes three rounds of voting. The voting for finalists and winners is tallied by Deloitte & Touche.
The Utility Vehicle of the Year award is new in 2017, and was instated in recognition of the growing popularity of SUV-style vehicles. Passenger-oriented minivans are also eligible for Utility of the Year. Vehicles eligible for Truck of the Year include pickups of all sizes, as well as light and medium duty commercial vans.
The 2017 Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the year will be announced Jan. 9 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
The announcement of finalists will continue with vehicle unveilings and press conferences Nov. 16 and 17. The Los Angeles auto show is open to the public Nov. 18-27 at the Convention Center in downtown Los Angeles.
For more information, go to: www.northamericancaroftheyear.org