2017 North American Car of the Year Finalists Announced
The 2017 North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year finalists have been announced.
The finalists were announced at Automobility LA, ahead of the 2016 L.A. Auto Show. The winners will be announced next year at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show.
The North American Car of the Year finalists are the Chevrolet Bolt, Genesis G90 and Volvo S90, while the Ford F-Series Super Duty, Honda Ridgeline and Nissan Titan are vying for the title of North American Truck of the Year.
Like previous years, the finalists are varied and there’s little indication which vehicle will run its respective category. The Chevrolet Bolt is an all-electric vehicle offering up to 238 miles of range on a single charge, while both the Genesis G90 and Volvo S90 appeal to the luxury sedan segment.
Perhaps a big surprise is seeing two Japanese trucks as finalists for North American Truck of the Year, along with the Ford F-Series Super Duty, which as followed in the footsteps of the F-150 by turning to aluminum to shed weight.
As for the utility vehicles, it’s nice to see the Chrysler Pacifica minivan getting a nod, with the segment slowly giving away to crossovers and SUVs.
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Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.
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