Watch the 2021 NACTOY Awards Announcement & Q&A
The 2021 North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year (NACTOY) Awards™ were held on January 11, 2021 during a virtual event rather than at Detroit’s TCF Center in light of ongoing COVID-19 concerns. The presentation was held in partnership with the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) and followed by a media Q&A with representatives from the winning automakers. The Hyundai Elantra, Ford F-150 and Ford Mustang Mach E were revealed as the 2021 winners. Read the official NACTOY Press Release.
2021 NACTOY Winners
This year, 23 new vehicles made the list of semifinalists for the 2022 awards following a vote of the organization’s jurors. The list includes eight cars, six trucks and nine utility vehicles that are all new or substantially new and are or will be on sale in showrooms across North America this year. The semifinalists were voted in from an initial list of 36 eligible cars, trucks and utility vehicles announced earlier this year.
DETROIT, June 17, 2021 – The North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year (NACTOY) Awards™ said today it expects a total of 37 cars, trucks and utility vehicles will be eligible for the 2022 awards.
As of today, automakers are planning to launch 12 all-new or substantially new cars, eight trucks and 18 utility vehicles this year in North America that meet the eligibility requirements.
The North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year (NACTOY) Awards™ announced on Tuesday that it has made $10,000 donations to four charities as part of its commitment to support youth education, veterans and people suffering from dementia. Read the press release for the list of charities selected to receive donations.
The North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year Awards are given by an independent jury of automotive journalists from the United States and Canada. Click on an image below to visit the Juror's Blog.