Following just after the annual Texas Auto Writers Association announced their top vehicle pics for 2010, our brothers to the North have just done the same. After several days of testing and grading 150 new vehicles the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) has announced its top picks in 11 different vehicle classes.
General Motors took home a total of three awards with the new Chevy Cruze taking the award in the Best New Small Car over $21,000; the Buick Regal taking home Best New Family Car Over $30,000 and the Cadillac CTS-V Coupe being awarded Best New Sports / Performance Car. Volkswagen and Ford took home the second highest number of wins, with the Jetta TDI announced as the Best New Family Car Under $30,000; while the new Touareg finishes as Best New SUV/CUV over $50,000. The Ford Fiesta won for Best Small Car Under $21,000 while the new 2011 Edge was awarded Best SUV/CUV under $50,000.
The overall winners for Canadian Car and Truck of the Year will be announced at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto in February.
See after the jump for all the winners in their respective categories:
Best New Small Car (under $21K) Ford Fiesta
Best New Small Car (over $21K) Chevrolet Cruze
Best New Family Car (under $30K) Volkswagen Jetta TDI Clean Diesel
Best New Family Car (over $30K) Buick Regal
Best New Luxury Car (over $50K) BMW 5 Series Sedan
Best New Prestige Car (over $75K) Porsche 911 Turbo S
Best New Sports/Performance Car Cadillac CTS-V Coupe
Best New Minivan Toyota Sienna
Best New SUV/CUV (under $35K) Hyundai Tucson
Best New SUV/CUV (under $50K) Ford Edge
Best New SUV/CUV (over $50K) Volkswagen Touareg