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Semifinalists For 2021 North American Car, Utility And Truck Of The Year Announced

The NACTOY awards has its hands full with numerous late entries due to the pandemic

  • There are 27 semifinalists in the three categories.

  • The comparison drives take place between October 5th and 8th.

  • Winners will be announced next January.


The North American Car, Utility, and Truck of the Year awards are among the most coveted for manufacturers that sell new vehicles in Canada and the US. The jury includes a combined 50 journalists from both countries and they’ve now announced the semifinalists.

NACTOY judges will drive the vehicles next week and vote. In December, three finalists from each category will be announced and the winners will be announced in January.

“Many of the new models on our semifinalist list make bold statements that are intended to distinguish them within their segments,” NACTOY President Gary Witzenburg said. “Several are all-electric, while others have groundbreaking designs or off-the-charts capabilities. It will be fascinating to see which risks pay off this year as our evaluation process continues.”


  • Here are the 2021 NACTOY Semifinalists:
  • Car of the Year
  • Acura TLX
  • Cadillac CT4/CT4-V
  • Genesis G80
  • Hyundai Elantra family (includes N Line and HEV)
  • Kia K5
  • Mercedes-Benz E Class Sedan, All-Terrain, Coupe, Cabriolet
  • Nissan Sentra
  • Polestar 2


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