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One Step Closer to NACTOY Victory


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The North American International Car of the Year (NACTOY) jury have come up with their list of semifinalists in the Car, Utility and Truck category, and if there is anything that can be discerned from the lists of the vehicles is that there is a breadth of high-quality offerings available for buyers.

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Consider, in the Car category there is the B-class Kia Rio and the Porsche Panamera, two cars that are arguably at the antipodes of cardom.

The Utility list includes the sporty Alfa Romeo Stelvio, the family-oriented Chevrolet Traverse, the Honda Odyssey minivan, and the Kia Niro hybrid.

And even Truck has some great reach, going from the hard-driving Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 to the lux Lincoln Navigator.

Next, the jurors (of which I am one) will gather in Ypsilanti, Michigan on October 17-18 to evaluate these vehicles.

The finalists will be announced at Automobility LA (a.k.a., the LA Auto Show) in late November, and the winner will be announced in Detroit at the North American International Auto Show on January 14, 2018.

The presenting sponsor for the awards is Bridgestone Americas.

Here are the NACTOY-selected vehicles:

Car

2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia

2018 Audi A5 Sportback

2017 BMW 5-series

2018 Honda Accord

2017 Hyundai Ioniq

2018 Kia Rio

2018 Kia Stinger

2018 Lexus LC

2017 Porsche Panamera

2018 Subaru Impreza

2018 Toyota Camry

Utility

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio

2018 Audi Q5/SQ5

2018 BMW X3

2018 Buick Enclave

2018 Chevrolet Equinox

2018 Chevrolet Traverse

2018 Honda Odyssey

2017 Jeep Compass

2017 Kia Niro

2018 Land Rover Discovery

2017 Mazda CX-5

2018 Subaru Crosstrek

2018 VW Atlas

2018 VW Tiguan

2018 Volvo XC60

Truck

2018 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2

2018 Ford Expedition

2018 Lincoln Navigator

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