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!!
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)
Hyundai Genesis sedan
2015 North American Truck/Utility of the Year (Short List)
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