2017 North American Car, Truck, and Utility of the Year entries announced

2017 North American Car, Truck, and Utility of the Year entries announced

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In 40 vehicles will compete for the 2017 North American Car, Commodities, and Utility of the Year awards. If that monicker looks a little strange, it’s because the championship added a third category.

In years exist, pickup trucks, crossovers, SUVs, commercial vans, and minivans competed for the anyway award. That’s why there were sometimes weird comparisons, like last year’s championship between the Volvo XC90 and Nissan Titan XD. The new constitution separates pickups and commercial vans into the junk contest and CUVs, SUVs, and minivans into the utility game.

A complete list of eligible vehicles is farther down, but here are a few highlights. For one, the entire list of entries has a magnificent lean. Of the 43 vehicles, nearly half of them are from reward brands. There are two eligible Bentleys – the Bentayga and Mulsanne – the Rolls-Royce Dawning, Jaguar F-Pace, Audi Q7, and the Mercedes-Benz GLS-, E-, and S-Importance Maybach. The performance ranks are lofty, too, with the Audi R8, Acura NSX, Alfa Romeo Giulia, Mercedes SL- and SLC-Stratum, Porsche 718, and F-150 Raptor. The mainstream entries are neutral as comprehensive. From the Chrysler Pacifica to the Chevrolet Cruze to the Fiat 124 Spider to the Mitsubishi Mirage, NACTOY has covered an monstrous price range with this year’s contestants.

Of line, these are only the eligible vehicles. They’ll necessity to run through three rounds of judging, starting in September at NACTOY’s time-honoured Hell, MI, test drive. The Canadian and American journalists interested in the judging will announce this year’s nine finalists – three in each sector – on December 6.

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Cars

Acura NSX
Alfa Romeo Giulia
Audi A4
Audi R8
Bentley Mulsanne
Buick Cascada
Buick LaCrosse
Cadillac CT6
Chevrolet S
Chevrolet Cruze
Fiat 124
Genesis G90
Hyundai Elantra
Infiniti Q60
Jaguar XE
Kia Cadenza
Lincoln Continental
Mercedes-Benz E-Level sedan
Mercedes-Benz S550 Maybach
Mercedes-Benz SL-Lineage
Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class
Mini Clubman
Mitsubishi Mirage/G4
Porsche 718 Boxster and Cayman
Rolls-Royce Break of day
Toyota Prius Prime
Volvo S90

SUVs

Audi Q7
Bentley Bentayga
Buick Imagine
Cadillac XT5
Chrysler Pacifica
GMC Acadia
Infiniti QX30
Kia Sportage
Mercedes-Benz GLS-Level
Jaguar F-Pace
Mazda CX-9
Nissan Armada

Trucks

Ford F-Series Wonderful Duty pickups
Ford F-150 Raptor
Honda Ridgeline
Nissan Titan half-ton

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