The North American Car and Truck of the Year awards are the most prestigious on the continent.
Honda and Ford are this year’s big winners.
The North American Car and Truck of the Year awards have announced the winners of its three categories. The NACTOY consists of a panel of a jury of 50 automotive journalists from both the U.S. and Canada and their task was to find the best-of-the-best among 36 new and eligible vehicles.
“2021 has been a highly significant year in automotive history,” said NACTOY President Gary Witzenburg. “We have seen groundbreaking and appealing new electric vehicles from almost every brand along with the emergence of new vehicle segments and impressive redesigns of familiar models. Meanwhile, a number of all-new start-up manufacturers are proving they are capable of competing with established automakers even with their first product offerings. Today’s winners represent our collective opinion of the best of what’s available to customers right now, and we sincerely congratulate the automotive industry on a very impressive year.”
Of the 36, 23 semi-finalists were announced last September. Now, we have the three finalists and they are:
The all-new Honda Civic wins Car of the Year. It beat out the likes of the all-new Volkswagen Golf GTI and Golf R, as well as the Lucid Air.
The North American Truck of the Year award goes to the Ford Maverick. It managed to take top honours from the Rivian R1T as well as the Hyundai Santa Cruz.
Finally, the North American Utility Vehicle of the Year, a category that was added in 2017, has been handed to the Ford Bronco. The top contenders here include the Genesis GV70 Hyundai IONIQ 5.