1/17/2018 | 1 MINUTE READ

2018 North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year Winners

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The 2018 North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year Awards were presented this week to a trio of vehicles deemed by more than 60 journalist jurors from the US. and Canada (full disclosure: I am a juror) to be best in their respective classes, three vehicles that each went up against two other finalists in the category.

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The 2018 North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year Awards were presented this week to a trio of vehicles deemed by more than 60 journalist jurors from the US. and Canada (full disclosure: I am a juror) to be best in their respective classes, three vehicles that each went up against two other finalists in the category.

And the winners are the Honda Accord for the Car, the Volvo XC60 for Utility and the Lincoln Navigator for Truck.

North American Car and Truck of The Year 2018 NAIAS Detroit

Kumar Galhotra, president, The Lincoln Motor Company receiving the North American Truck of the Year Award from NACTOY president Mark Phelan, the auto critic for the Detroit Free Press

The vehicles were selected from a multitude that were launched in 2017. The jurors had the opportunity to drive them either as part of their daily job or during events specifically held to provide familiarity.

2018 Honda Accord Touring 2.0T

The Accord was up against the Kia Stinger and the Toyota Camry.

XC60 T8 Inscription

The XC60 faced the Alfa Romeo Stelvio and the Honda Odyssey.

Navigator

And the Navigator competed with the Chevy Colorado ZR2 and the Ford Expedition.

The tabulation of the votes was conducted by Deloitte LLP and were kept secret until the official announcement at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Given the level of competition, congratulations are certainly deserved not only by the winners, but by the finalists.

Trust me: none of the jurors had an easy time of making their selections.

Hand holding a crystal ball

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