Honda Accord, Ford Fusion, Caddy ATS named 'Car of Year' finalists
December 12, 2012
by Jesse Snyder
The Cadillac ATS, Ford Fusion and Honda Accord were named finalists today for North American Car of the Year, while the Ford C-Max, Mazda CX-5, and Ram 1500 were named truck/utility finalists.
The 2013 North American Car and Truck of the Year will be announced Jan. 14 during a press conference before the Detroit auto show press days.
The finalists were named at an Automotive Press Association luncheon at the Detroit Athletic Club.
The six finalists were selected by an independent jury of 49 automotive journalists from 11 cars and nine truck and utility vehicles. To be eligible, a vehicle must be redesigned or substantially changed and be introduced during 2012.
Seven automakers had multiple nominees, led by Ford Motor Co. with four: the Ford Fusion, Escape and C-Max and the Lincoln MKZ. Nissan North America had three: the Nissan Altima and Pathfinder and the Infiniti JX35.
The others are General Motors with the Cadillac ATS and Chevrolet Malibu, Toyota Motor Sales' Toyota Avalon and Scion FR-S, Chrysler Group's Dodge Dart and Ram 1500 pickup, American Honda with the Honda Accord and Acura RDX and BMW's 3 series and X1.
The other contenders: the Subaru BRZ, Mazda CX-5 and Audi Allroad.
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