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Shortlist for North American Car and Truck of the Year Awards Announced

2015 Acura TLX on the Short List for Car of the Year2015 Acura TLX on the Short List for Car of the Year
2015 Audi Q3 on the Short List for Truck of the Year2015 Audi Q3 on the Short List for Truck of the Year

The North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACTOY) jury has announced the short list of vehicles they will be considering for the 2015 Awards, which will be presented at the 2015 North American International Auto Show (also known as the Detroit Auto Show). This will be the 21st year of the awards and judging is decided by more than 50 automotive journalists who will announce three finalists for each award in December. To be considered each auto must have been substantially remodeled for 2015 and they must be from mainstream manufacturers. They also must be available shortly after NAIAS in January, which caused the new Ford Edge to be miss the list as it will launch after the deadline.

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

Volkswagen Group of America has the best overall chance for victory with four vehicles in the hunt but the Ford F-150 has won truck of the year the last three times it was redesigned and is a favorite this year as the first full-size truck to use an aluminum body.  GM is also in the running with both re-launched small pickups, the GMC Canyon and the Chevrolet Colorado.  Last year GM took both awards for a clean sweep with the Corvette Stingray and the Silverado. Over the next two and a half months the field will be reduced to three cars and three trucks as jurors evaluate each vehicle on the road to picking the 2015 Car and Truck of the Year. AutoBuying101.com will keep you updated and if you are looking for your own “car of the year” we can help you find the best deal on a new car.