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NACTOY Juror Blog

Our automotive awards are unique because — instead of being given by a single publication, website, radio or television station — they are given by an independent jury of automotive journalists from the United States and Canada. Each year this unbiased jury of approximately 60 expert print and broadcast journalists combine centuries of discerning experience to determine the winners.

Scroll below to check out the latest published pieces from our jurors.

FOX 2 Detroit TV Interview with NACTOY President

NACTOY President Gary Witzenburg joined Fox 2 Detroit to talk about what is new about the 2021 North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year Awards. Gary covers the details behind the live, virtual award presentation partnered with the North American International Auto Show. Learn more about how the NACTOY voting and evaluation …

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Hyundai Elantra Wins North American Car of the Year

Originally published on Drivingtoday.com The North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year (NACTOY) Award™ winners were announced at 11 a.m. EST today (Monday, January 11) during a virtual event with representatives from winning automakers. 2021 Hyundai Elantra wins North American Car of the Year award. NACTOY officers have made the decision to …

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Hyundai Elantra, Ford F-150 y Ford Mustang Mach E ganadores Premios NACTOY 2021

Hyundai Elantra, Ford F-150 y Ford Mustang Mach E ganadores Premios NACTOY 2021

By Javier Mota Editor Autos 0-60 https://autos0to60.com/blog/ https://autos0to60.com/hyundai-elantra-ford-f-150-y-ford-mustang-mach-e-ganadores-premios-nactoy-2021/

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Juror Comments & Voting Totals – 2021 North American Car, Truck and Utility of the Year

MORE : Learn more about NACTOY’s board of 50 independent jurors. Read the PRESS RELEASE of the 2021 NACOY Winners Announcement Watch a VIDEO recording of the live 2021 Winner’s Announcements and Q&A session VOTING TOTALS   2021 North American Car of the Year: Hyundai Elantra -176 Genesis G80 – 173 Nissan Sentra – 151 …

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What Are The Best New Vehicles For 2021? Here Are The 9 NACTOY Finalists

by NACTOY membership chair Karl Brauer Original article on Forbes: https://www.forbes.com/sites/kbrauer/2021/01/07/what-are-the-best-all-new-vehicles-for-2021-lets-start-with-these-9-nactoy-finalists/?sh=450101d374f9   January 11 Update: The 2021 NACTOY winners are: Car of the Year: Hyundai Elantra Truck of the Year: Ford F-150 Utility of the Year: Ford Mustang Mach-E   It’s the start of a new year, which means there are dozens of all-new or completely redesigned cars …

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2021 NACTOY Finalists Announced: The Top 9 Vehicles Introduced This Year

originally published: https://shinymetalboxes.net/2020/12/20/2021-nactoy-finalists-announced-the-top-9-vehicles-introduced-this-year/ The 50 jurors* of the North American Car, Truck and Utility of the Year (NACTOY ) awards—50 people who work for a variety of outlets, so these are manifold perspectives, not that of just one brand—have announced their list of finalists for the 2021 awards, which will be presented in Detroit on January …

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Freep’s Phelan’s Picks

originally published here: https://shinymetalboxes.net/2021/01/03/freeps-phelans-picks/ Detroit Free Press auto critic Mark Phelan happens to spend more time driving cars than any dozen people you know—a dozen pre-COVID drivers. Somehow, the pandemic hasn’t inhibited Phelan’s seat time. Each year Phelan picks what he considers to be the best vehicles introduced during the past year. 2021 Cadillac Escalade (Photo …

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Hyundai’s Redesigned Elantra Grows Up, Branches Out

Nissan has just launched an excellent all-new Sentra, an 11th-generation Honda Civic is just over the horizon, and now comes Hyundai with a fully redesigned (seventh-generation) 2021 Elantra – available in conventional, Hybrid and N Line variants – that is bound to gain market share.

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Ram 1500 TRX Makes High-Impact Off-Road Mark

By Gary Witzenburg President, North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year (NACTOY) Originally published on WardsAuto.com “This truck is designed to do things at 100 mph off-road that will break other trucks,” Ram 1500 senior manager Carl Lally says of the Ram 1500 TRX. “We know, because we’ve tried.” Gary Witzenburg | …

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A tribute to John Lamm and a review of the 2021 NACTOY Awards Semifinalists

By Javier Mota Features Editor https://autos0to60.com/blog/ This week’s episode is dedicated to John Lamm, a talented and widely-respected journalist within the automotive community. Javier Mota Lauren Fix Karl Brauerdiscuss John’s long and impressive history as a writer and photographer for a wide array of automotive publications. The three hosts also review the 2021 candidates for …

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WE’RE INDEPENDENT

The North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year awards are determined by an independent and diverse group of jurors from all across North America.

WE’RE PASSIONATE

Jurors attend launch programs for each eligible vehicle and/or receive vehicle loans, then test drive them again during a three-day, back-to-back comparison held in October for side-by-side evaluations.

WE’RE UNIQUE

Initiated in 1994, the North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year awards are the longest-running award not associated with a specific publication.