NACTOY Names Finalists

By Staff Writer November 18, 2021

The finalists that will compete for the 2022 North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year awards were announced today at the Los Angeles Auto Show. This year, NACTOY’s jurors voted on a competitive and diverse field of 23 semifinalists across three categories – Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle.

North American Car of the Year
Honda Civic
Lucid Air
Volkswagen Golf Mk VIII (Golf R/Golf GTI)

 

North American Truck of the Year
Ford Maverick
Hyundai Santa Cruz
Rivian R1T

 

North American Utility Vehicle of the Year
Ford Bronco
Genesis GV70
Hyundai IONIQ 5

 

“These nine vehicles represent an unusually excellent and diverse group of finalists,” said NACTOY president Gary Witzenburg. “From new OEMs to vehicles that have created fresh segments in their categories, these vehicles showcase the automotive industry’s current diversification. This year’s finalists also illustrate how many more electric vehicles are becoming available to customers.”

NACTOY’s awards are determined through a series of three votes by a group of 50 automotive journalists from an array of magazines, newspapers, websites, and television and radio stations in the U.S. and Canada. Founded in 1994, the NACTOY awards are the longest-running new-vehicle awards not associated with a single outlet.

“The diverse opinions of our jurors bring together a combination of expertise and individual testing regimens to select these nine outstanding finalists,” said NACTOY Vice President Jack Nerad. “This results in a comprehensive and thoughtful selection process.”

The jurors, who have tested and evaluated eligible new or substantially changed vehicles that launched this year, vote for their choices based on elements including automotive innovation, design, safety, performance, technology, driver satisfaction and value. 

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