NACTOY finalists announced at LA Auto Show

Thursday, 30 November 2017, 01:56:07 AM. Winners of the North American Car, Truck and Utility of the Year awards will be announced at the Detroit auto show.

Nine finalists have been named for the 2018 North AmericanBuy Photo Nine finalists have been named for the 2018 North American Car, Truck and Utility of the Year, chosen by some 60 automotive journalists from the U.S. and Canada. The winners will be announced at the opening of the 2018 Detroit auto show in January. Continue on to see the finalists and nominees.  The Detroit NewsCar of the Year finalist: The Honda Accord Car of the Year finalist: The Honda Accord  HondaCar of the Year finalist: The Toyota Camry Car of the Year finalist: The Toyota Camry  David Dewhurst PhotographyCar of the Year nominee: The Kia Stinger Car of the Year nominee: The Kia Stinger  KiaUtility of the Year finalist: The Alfa Romeo StelvioBuy Photo Utility of the Year finalist: The Alfa Romeo Stelvio  Henry Payne, The Detroit NewsUtility of the Year finalist: The Volvo XC60 Utility of the Year finalist: The Volvo XC60  VolvoUtility of the Year nominee: The Honda Odyssey Utility of the Year nominee: The Honda Odyssey  Honda, WieckTruck of the Year finalist: The Chevrolet Colorado Truck of the Year finalist: The Chevrolet Colorado ZR2  Vaeth PhotographyTruck of the Year finalist: The Ford Expedition Truck of the Year finalist: The Ford Expedition  FordTruck of the Year finalist: The Lincoln Navigator Truck of the Year finalist: The Lincoln Navigator  James LipmanCar of the Year nominee: The Alfa Romeo Giulia Car of the Year nominee: The Alfa Romeo Giulia  Webb Bland, Alfa RomeoCar of the Year nominee: The Audi A5 Sportback Car of the Year nominee: The Audi A5 Sportback  AudiCar of the Year nominee: The BMW 5-SeriesBuy Photo Car of the Year nominee: The BMW 5-Series  Max Ortiz, The Detroit NewsCar of the Year nominee: The Honda Clarity Car of the Year nominee: The Honda Clarity  Richard Drew, APCar of the Year nominee: The Hyundai Ioniq Car of the Year nominee: The Hyundai Ioniq  HyundaiCar of the Year nominee: The Lexus LC 500 Car of the Year nominee: The Lexus LC 500  LexusCar of the Year nominee: The Porsche Panamera Car of the Year nominee: The Porsche Panamera  PorscheCar of the Year nominee: The Subaru Impreza Car of the Year nominee: The Subaru Impreza  SubaruCar of the Year nominee: The Tesla Model 3 Car of the Year nominee: The Tesla Model 3  TeslaUtility of the Year nominee: The Audi Q5 Utility of the Year nominee: The Audi Q5  AudiUtility of the Year nominee: The BMW X3 Utility of the Year nominee: The BMW X3  BMWUtility of the Year nominee: The 2018 Buick Enclave Utility of the Year nominee: The 2018 Buick Enclave  BuickUtility of the Year nominee: The Chevrolet Equinox Utility of the Year nominee: The Chevrolet Equinox  ChevroletUtility of the Year nominee: The Chevrolet Traverse Utility of the Year nominee: The Chevrolet Traverse  ChevroletUtility of the Year nominee: The GMC Terrain Utility of the Year nominee: The GMC Terrain  GMCUtility of the Year nominee: The Jeep Compass Utility of the Year nominee: The Jeep Compass  FCA US LLCUtility of the Year nominee: The Kia Niro Utility of the Year nominee: The Kia Niro  KiaUtility of the Year nominee: The Land Rover Discovery Utility of the Year nominee: The Land Rover Discovery  Nick DimblebyUtility of the Year nominee: The Range Rover Velar Utility of the Year nominee: The Range Rover Velar  Range RoverUtility of the Year nominee: The Mazda CX-5Buy Photo Utility of the Year nominee: The Mazda CX-5  Henry Payne, The Detroit NewsUtility of the Year nominee: The Mini Cooper Countryman Utility of the Year nominee: The Mini Cooper Countryman  MiniUtility of the Year nominee: The Nissan Rogue Sport Utility of the Year nominee: The Nissan Rogue Sport  NissanUtility of the Year nominee: The Subaru Crosstrek Utility of the Year nominee: The Subaru Crosstrek  SubaruUtility of the Year nominee: The Toyota C-HR Utility of the Year nominee: The Toyota C-HR  Dewhurst PhotographyUtility of the Year nominee: The Volkswagen Atlas Utility of the Year nominee: The Volkswagen Atlas  VolkswagenUtility of the Year nominee: The Volkswagen Tiguan Utility of the Year nominee: The Volkswagen Tiguan  Volkswagen

Los Angeles — Finalists for the 2018 North American Car, Truck and Utility of the Year were announced at the Los Angeles Auto Show on Wednesday. Car and SUV nominees pit new and old faces against one another, while Detroit automakers have a lock on Truck of the Year.

Battling for Car of the Year will be the mid-size sedan titans Honda Accord and Toyota Camry. Seeking to knock these perennial best-sellers off their perch will be the upstart Kia Stinger, the Korean brand’s new performance halo sedan. For the first time in the award’s history, no Detroit cars were eligible.

American is over the moon for utes, and three strong entrants will vie for the crown. The Alfa Stelvio, the first luxury SUV from the Italian brand, resurgent Volvo’s XC60 and the Honda Odyssey minivan.

Detroit iron dominates the Truck of the Year category. Finalists are the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator. The latter plus-size SUVs are eligible because they are based on truck platforms.

The NACTOY winners will be announced at the Detroit auto show in January. The award is chosen by an independent group of more than 50 journalists from the U.S and Canada.

Henry Payne is auto critic for The Detroit News. Find him at hpayne@detroitnews.com or Twitter @HenryEPayne. Catch “Car Radio with Henry Payne” from noon-1 p.m. Saturdays on 910 AM Superstation.

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