Contenders for the title of «Car of the Year in North America» have been named

Contenders for the title of «Car of the Year in North America» have been named 1

The jury of the contest “Car of the Year in North America” (North American car, truck, and SUV of the Year or NACTOY) has published a list of contenders for the title of best models. It includes 47 models of various classes at once: among them, they will choose the best among passenger models, SUVs, and pickups.

However, among the latter, the jury will have to look for a winner between only three models: Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 and electric Ford F-150 Lightning, and Lordstown Endurance. But in the list of crossovers and SUVs, there are 31 cars (including two Vietnamese VinFast cars at once), and there are 13 candidates among passenger cars.

The jury of the NACTOY competition includes 50 journalists from the largest automotive publications in the USA and Canada. The semi-finalists in each category will be announced in September 2022, the finalists in November, and the winners in each category in January 2023.

The winners of the NACTOY in January 2022 were announced Honda Civic in the Passenger Car category, Ford Bronco in the Utility Vehicle category (SUVs and crossovers), and the Ford Maverick pickup truck received the cargo award.

Car of the Year:

Acura Integra
Mercedes EQE
BMW i4 eDrive 40i
Nissan Z
BMW i4 M50i
Porsche Cayman GT4 RS
Genesis G80
Porsche 911 GTS
Genesis G90
Subaru WRX
Maserati MC20
Toyota GR Corolla
Mercedes C Class

Truck of the Year:

Chevrolet Silverado ZR2
Lordstown Endurance
Ford F-150 Lightning

Utility Vehicle of the Year:

Audi Q4 e-Tron
Land Rover Defender 130
BMW iX xDrive M50i
Lexus LX600
Cadillac LYRIQ
Lexus RX
Fisker Ocean
Mazda CX-50
Genesis GV60
Nissan Ariya
Honda CR-V
Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT
Honda HR-V
Rivian R1S
Honda Pilot
Subaru Solterra
Kia Sportage
Toyota Sequoia
Kia Niro
Toyota bZ4X
Kia EV6
Toyota Corolla Cross
Jeep Wagoneer LWB
Vinfast VF 8
Jeep Grand Wagoneer LWB
Vinfast VF 9
Land Rover Range Rover
Volvo C40 Recharge
Land Rover Range Rover SV
Additional Utility vehicle TBA
Land Rover Range Rover Sport