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2019 Car, Utility and Truck of the Year: A DriveWays Report…

Genesis G70 NACTOY 2019

by Frank Aukofer Detroit, Mich.—South Korea’s Hyundai swept the honors Monday (Jan. 14), winning both the North American Car of the Year and Utility of the Year trophies for the Genesis G70 and Hyundai Kona. The announcement came at the opening of the annual North American International Automobile Show (NAIAS) here. The Genesis G70, the …

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2019 NACTOY: How We Got There

North American Car of the Year award seal

by GARY S. VASILASH, Editor-in-Chief, Automotive Design & Production The North American International Car, Truck and Utility (NACTOY) Awards—were presented at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit yesterday. No, the show doesn’t put on the awards; it is presented by an independent group of 54 automotive journalists (of which I am one). While I …

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Genesis G70, Hyundai Kona/Kona EV and RAM 1500 winners of the 2019 NACTOY awards

By Javier Mota Features Editor, Autoproyecto.com https://www.youtube.com/user/autosjaviermota After hundreds of hours of test drives, research and evaluation by independent jurors, the Genesis G70, Hyundai Kona/Kona EV and Ram 1500 were revealed as the winners of the 2019 North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year (NACTOY) awards presented today at the North American International …

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Finalistas Premios NACTOY 2019

El comité organizador de los North American Car, Utility, and Truck of the Year Awards anunció a los Finalistas Premios NACTOY 2019 en el Auto Show Los Angeles, tras la segunda ronda de votación de los jurados, en la que los modelos de los grupos Hyundai/Kia y Honda/Acura quedaron con dos modelos cada uno.

NACTOY Jurors Road-Test Semi-Finalists

automotive journalists flocked to Michigan from all parts of the continent in order to drive confirmed contenders for the 26th edition of what has evolved, over the years, into the prestigious North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year awards program, better known and recognized by its snappy, NACTOY acronym.

2019 NACTOY Semifinalists in Ypsilanti, Michigan

Javier Mota and the winners are

Jurors gathered in Ypsilanti, Michigan for a comparison drive event to test drive the semifinalist vehicles.

After a second round of voting is completed, finalists in each category will be announced at AutoMobility LA/LA Auto Show, November 28 at 8:00 AM to 8:15 AM in Structure A. The 2019 North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year winners will be announced at Automobili-D/North American International Auto Show, Monday, January 14, 2019.