Contenders for 2018 North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year Unveiled
The contenders for the 2018 North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year have been announced.
To be eligible, a car must be entirely new or substantially changed for the 2018 model year, meaning refreshed vehicles or new variants of existing vehicles are not eligible for the award. Some vehicles will be released to the public too late for the voting process and will be considered for the award next year.
AutoGuide.com‘s Editor-in-Chief Jodi Lai is pleased to be one of 60 jury members this year who will be voting for the 2018 North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year winner. Jurors will vote based on overall excellence, innovation, design, value, significance, performance, technology, and safety. The shortlisted finalists are announced in November and the winners will be announced at the Detroit Auto Show in January.
The awards this year are sponsored by Bridgestone Americas. Here is the list of eligible vehicles:
Alfa Romeo Giulia
BMW 5 Series
Tesla Model 3
Alfa Romeo Stelvio
Land Rover Discovery
Land Rover Range Rover Velar
Nissan Rogue Sport
Chevrolet Colorado ZR2
Jodi has been obsessed with cars since she was little and has been an automotive journalist for the past 12 years. She has a Bachelor of Journalism from Ryerson University in Toronto, is a member of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC), and a jury member for the prestigious North American Car/Truck/Utility Vehicle of the Year (NACTOY). Besides hosting videos, and writing news, reviews and features, Jodi is the Editor-in-Chief of AutoGuide.com and takes care of the site's day-to-day operations.
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