North American Car and Truck of the Year

Semifinalists for North American Car and Truck of the Year awards announced
Semifinalists for North American Car and Truck of the Year awards announced

Jurors for the 2017 North American Car and Truck of the Year announced Friday semifinalists for the coveted annual awards. Finalists for the awards will be announced at the Los Angeles auto show in November and winners are crowned at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January...Read More»

2016 Honda Civic Sedan (Touring)
2016 North American Car And Truck Of The Year Awards Go To Honda Civic And Volvo XC90

This week is the 2016 Detroit Auto Show and as in past years the event officially got underway with the naming of the winners of the prestigious North American Car And Truck Of The Year awards. For this year’s awards, the winner in the car category was the 2016 Honda Civic. It edged out the...Read More»

2016 Chevrolet Malibu
North American Car, Truck/Utility Of The Year Finalists Announced

The entertainment and auto industries are a lot alike. They both thrive on innovation, they both love a new face, and they both have a deep, abiding passion for awards ceremonies. So now, as the film and music worlds inch toward awards show season, it's only appropriate that the crop of vehicles...Read More»

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VW Golf And Ford F-150 Take 2015 North American Car And Truck Of The Year Awards

The votes have been counted and the winners declared for the annual North American Car of the Year and North American Truck/Utility of the Year awards at the Detroit Auto Show this morning. They are the 2015 Volkswagen Golf in the car category and the 2015 Ford F-150 in the truck/utility category...Read More»

2015 Ford Mustang
North American Car & Truck/Utility Of The Year Finalists Announced

The 2015 North American Car & Truck/Utility of the Year (NACTOY) Awards will be announced at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show on Monday, January 12. High Gear Media’s own executive editor and NACTOY juror Marty Padgett will make the announcement. ALSO SEE: 2015 Nissan Murano: First Drive These...Read More»

2015 Ford Mustang GT
2015 North American Car And Truck/SUV Of The Year: Short List Announced

We've just received word that judges for the North American Car and Truck of the Year have released their list of finalists for the upcoming 2015 awards. Thanks to our editor-in-chief, Marty Padgett, who sits on the panel, we've got the inside scoop. To be eligible for consideration, a vehicle has...Read More»

Incoming GM CEO Mary Barra and the winners of the 2014 NACOTY awards
Chevy Corvette And Silverado 1500 Named 2014 NACOTY Winners

For the first time in history, Chevrolet has taken out both categories in the prestigious North American Car and Truck of the Year awards. Its 2014 Corvette Stingray sports car was picked by the judges for the car category while its 2014 Silverado 1500 pickup truck was picked for the truck/utility...Read More»

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2014 North American Car Of The Year: Short List Announced

The jurors have spoken, and of the 28 cars and 18 truck/utilities on sale for the 2014 model year, the following vehicles have been named to the short list for the North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year awards. The North American Car of the Year and Truck/Utility of the Year awards are...Read More»

2013 Cadillac ATS - Winner of the North American Car of the Year Award at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show
2013 Cadillac ATS, Ram 1500: North American Car & Truck/Utility Of The Year

The 2013 Cadillac ATS and the 2013 Ram 1500 have been named as the North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year. The awards were presented this morning at Cobo Center, at the kick-off of the 2013 Detroit Auto Show. The award is presented this year by 49 jurors, who judge the list of new or...Read More»

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2013 North American Car & Truck/Utility Of The Year Finalists Announced

The 2013 North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year awards will reach their culmination at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show in just over a month's time. In anticipation of the award's announcement, the 49 jurors--among them our own editorial director Marty Padgett--have cut their list of nominees...Read More»

2014 Jaguar F-Type
License Plate Readers, Land Rover Defender, Jaguar F-Type: Today's Car News

Today at The Car Connection, Jaguar priced the new F-Type and Bentley talked about its SUV concept. BMW discussed three-cylinder engines and Land Rover confirmed the return of the Defender to the U.S. market. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. Infiniti said the...Read More»

2013 Dodge Dart SXT
2013 North American Car And Truck Of The Year Award Short List Announced

The North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACTOY) awards are well underway--behind the scenes. Winnowing the good from the better, to ultimately arrive at the best car and truck/utility of the 2013 model year, the jurors sort through their experiences in the cream of the current model year's...Read More»

2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe
2013 Hyundai Elantra: Five Stars For Safety, But Will 40 MPG Get An Asterisk?

The Hyundai Elantra's been an unqualified success since it arrived, brand-new, in the 2011 model year. Backed by strong sales and positive reviews, it took home the 2012 North American Car of the Year Trophy, besting the likes of TheCarConnection's Best Car To Buy 2012, the Ford Focus, and another...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Elantra
2012 North American Car Of The Year: Detroit Auto Show Video

What's the best new car, and what's the best new truck for the 2012 model year? The North American Car and Truck of the Year jury has spoken, and at this year's Detroit Auto Show, the committee chose its two favorites for the new model year. For this year's awards, the winners are the 2012 Hyundai...Read More»

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Hyundai Elantra, Range Rover Evoque Are NA Car, Truck Of The Year

The winners of the 2012 North American Car and Truck of the Year awards have been announced, as the auto industry kicks off the new year at the annual Detroit auto show. For this year's awards, the winners are the 2012 Hyundai Elantra for car of the year and the 2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque...Read More»

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North American Car and Truck Of The Year: The Finalists

The 2012 North American Car of the Year awards are due to be announced at next month's 2012 Detroit auto show, but the finalists are now decided--and have been announced at a press conference in Detroit. The finalists for the North American Car of the Year are: Ford Focus Hyundai Elantra VW Passat...Read More»

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Car Of The Year Short List, New NSX and Volt Sales: Car News Headlines

The North American Car and Truck of the Year short list is out--has your nominee been left on the cutting-room floor? (Do they even have "cutting rooms" anymore?) Attention, people: the Honda Ridgeline is not going anywhere, says Honda, so will you please stop rumormongering? The U.S. Treasury...Read More»

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2012 North American Car Of The Year: The Short List

The 2012 North American Car of the Year awards are still more than three months away, yet the list has been officially limited to a total of 24 vehicles, including 17 cars and seven light trucks. Jurors—including our editorial director Marty Padgett—have compiled their annual shortlist...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Azera
After 26 Months, Hyundai Assurance Program Gets Its Walking Papers

Hyundai's popular Assurance Program debuted during the dark days of the recession, promising shoppers that Hyundai would buy back their vehicles if they lost their jobs, went bankrupt, or became disabled. That proved a hit with customers, and paired with Hyundai's new-found notoriety for vehicles...Read More»