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North American Car/Truck of the Year Finalists Announced

By Liz Opsitnik
Friday, Dec 17 2010 12:46

The finalists for the North American Car and Truck of the Year were announced today at an Automotive Press Association luncheon in Detroit. The winners will be announced Jan. 10 during the North American International Auto Show.

The Chevrolet Volt, Hyundai Sonata and Nissan Leaf were named the three finalists for the 2011 North American Car of the Year award. The Dodge Durango, Ford Explorer and Jeep Grand Cherokee are the finalists for the 2011 North American Truck of the Year award.

The vehicles are nominated and voted on by U.S. and Canadian automotive journalists. To be considered for the awards, a vehicle must be all new or substantially changed. Last year's winners were the Ford Fusion Hybrid and the Ford Transit Connect. Journalists voted on the vehicles listed below.

2011 North American Car of the Year
Audi A8
Buick Regal
Chevrolet Cruze
Chevrolet Volt
Ford Fiesta
Hyundai Sonata/2.0T/Hybrid
Infiniti M37/56
Jaguar XJ
Kia Optima
Mazda Mazda2
Nissan Juke
Nissan Leaf
Volkswagen Jetta
Volvo S60
2011 North American Truck of the Year
Dodge Durango
Ford Edge
Ford Explorer
Honda Odyssey
Hyundai Tucson
Infiniti QX56
Jeep Grand Cherokee
Kia Sorento
Kia Sportage
Lincoln MKX
Mercedes-Benz R-Class
Porsche Cayenne
Toyota Sienna
Volkswagen Touareg

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