Autosavant Survey: North American Car and Truck of the Year
By Charles Krome
The annual North American Car and Truck of the Year honors offer a unique take on the whole trophy business. Instead of being awarded by just a single media outlet or company, it’s a group of 49 journalists from across the U.S. and Canada that select the winners here. And while that won’t happen until just before the opening of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January, the finalists for the awards were announced today during an American Press Association luncheon.
The previous award winners were the Ford Transit Connect and Ford Fusion Hybrid. This year, there won’t be a sweep by any manufacturer, though it’s a certainty that a Detroit-based automaker will win the truck award. Interestingly, the Grand Cherokee and Durango are platform-mates, and the Volt and LEAF are in many ways competing for the very same buyers.
Jeep Grand Cherokee
What are your thoughts? Which of the finalists will take home the prize? Have your say in the comments below.