The North American Car, Truck and Utility of the Year awards announced Tuesday its list of contestants for the prestigious annual automotive award.
To qualify, the eligible models must be new or significantly updated and go on sale by the end of 2019.
The list of 46 models includes a broad swath of new cars that range from budget-friendly hatchbacks to six-figure sports cars, all-electric utility vehicles to mountain-moving heavy-duty trucks.
This year's list includes 22 utility vehicles, 19 cars, and five trucks. Fifty jurors from various automotive outlets and publications will vote for the winners.
Jurors will whittle the list down to up to 12 vehicles in each category and announce those semifinalists in September. They will then test the vehicles in October and announce finalists in November at the 2019 LA Auto Show. The winners will be announced early next year.
BMW 7-Series / Alpina B7
Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
Ford Mustang Shelby GT500
Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe
Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
Volvo V60 Cross Country
Note to readers: Internet Brands Automotive Senior Editors Kirk Bell and Bengt Halvorson and Editorial Director Marty Padgett are jurors for the North American Car, Utility, and Truck of the Year awards.