These Are The 2019 North American Car, Utility And Truck Of The Year Finalists

The 2019 North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year (NACTOY) finalists have been announced at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show.

Selected by a panel of 54 jurors, the finalists for the Car of the Year award are: Genesis G70, Honda Insight and Volvo S60/V60.

For the Utility Vehicle of the Year, three different rides from as many automakers will battle it out for the first position. These are the Acura RDX, Hyundai Kona/Kona EV and Jaguar I-Pace.

Finally, the Truck of the Year finalists come from GM and FCA and are the Chevrolet Silverado 1500, GMC Sierra 1500 and Ram 1500.

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“This year brought us some impressive sedan options. Car sales remain an important part of the available choices to consumers even as sales in the segment continue to fall”, said Lauren Fix, NACTOY President. “We are always looking for a game-changer, something that stands out in a crowd, and strikes a positive chord with buyers. The finalists will all be impressive options to consider.”

The road to the 2019 NACTOY awards will end at the Detroit Auto Show, on January 14, 2019, when the big winners will be announced in each of the three categories.

Last year, the Honda Accord walked home with the Car of the Year title, whereas the Volvo XC60 was crowned Utility of the Year. The Truck of the Year award went to the Lincoln Navigator.


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  • Ilbirs

    My bets are on Volvo S60/V60, Jaguar I-Pace and Chevrolet Silverado 1500.

  • Bash

    Surprised that the list doesn’t have any Toyota or even the Ford F-150.

    • TheAmerican

      F150 isn’t very good compared to the new trucks. It’s been out for nearly 4 years, with no big changes. The other ones are brand new.

  • Felipe Politano

    I say: Genesis G70 (which will be snatching a lot of trophies this award season), Jaguar I-Pace (talk about game-changing) and Ram 1500.

  • Loquacious Borborygmus

    What? No American cars on the list?

  • Paul

    I’m going Genesis G70, Acura RDX and Silverado.

  • bd0007

    Would be surprised if the G70 doesn’t win COTY.

    UVOTY is likely btwn the Kona (particularly due to the EV) and the I-Pace.

    The RAM is the favorite for TOTY.

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