Finalists Announced for 2019 North American Car/Truck/Utility Vehicle of the Year

Jodi Lai
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finalists announced for 2019 north american car truck utility vehicle of the year

The finalists have been announced at the L.A. Auto Show for the 2019 North American Car/Truck/Utility Vehicle of the Year (NACTOY) Awards.

The finalists for Car of the Year are the Genesis G70, Honda Insight, and Volvo S60/V60. In the Utility Vehicle category, the finalists are the Acura RDX, Hyundai Kona/Kona EV, and the Jaguar I-Pace. The Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra, and Ram 1500 are the finalists for Truck of the Year.

Three vehicles in each category made it to the last round of voting, hand selected by about 60 jurors from North America, including’s editor-in-chief, Jodi Lai. These nine vehicles represent the best new products coming to market for the 2019 model year.

The winners of each category will be announced at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show in January.

Jodi Lai
Jodi Lai

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 and takes care of the site's day-to-day operations.

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