2015 North American Car and Truck/SUV of The Year Short List Announced

Thanks to The Car Connection news, We’ve just received word that judges for the North American Car and Truck of the Year have released their list of finalists for the upcoming 2015 awards, and we’ve got the inside scoop!!

2015-ford-mustang_100448875_h To be eligible for consideration, a vehicle has to be either completely new or “substantially changed from the previous model and must go on sale shortly after the announcement of the award, which is early in January”. Also, vehicles have to have moderately good distribution: cars should have projected North American sales of around 5,000 units per year at minimum, and trucks should meet a 2,000-unit threshold.
Based on what they’ve seen so far, North American Car and Truck of the Year judges have pared a longish list of 2015 models down to 10 cars and 12 trucks/SUVs, each vying for top honors.  The 2015 winners will be announced in January, likely around the time of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Until then, let us know what you think about these 22 finalists and their merits (or shortcomings).

2015 North American Car of the Year (Short List)
Acura TLX
Audi A3
Chrysler 200
Ford Mustang
Honda Fit
Hyundai Genesis sedan
Hyundai Sonata
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Toyota Camry
Volkswagen Golf/GTI

2015 North American Truck/Utility of the Year (Short List)

Audi Q3
Chevrolet Colorado
Chevrolet Tahoe
Ford F-150
GMC Canyon
Lexus NX
Lincoln MKC
Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class
Nissan Murano
Porsche Macan
Subaru Outback
Toyota Highlander

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