Juror Blog



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.

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John McElroy interviews NACTOY President Lauren Fix, The Car Coach

NACTOY 2019: Car, Utility & Truck of the Year – NAIAS 2019

by John McElroy, Autoline.TV SPECIAL GUEST: Lauren Fix, President, North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year Join us from just outside the doors of the Detroit auto show where the North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year awards are announced.

Hyundai Kona EV with executives holding the NACTOY trophy for winning the 2019 Utility Vehicle of the Year award

2019 NACTOY winners by the numbers

By Marc Lachapelle https://autofile.ca/en-ca/auto-news/2019-nactoy-winners-by-the-numbers DETROIT – The Hyundai Group has scored a rare double victory and the Ram brand garnered the Truck of the Year prize, in the 26th annual edition of the North American Car, Truck and Utility of the Year awards program (NACTOY). The winners were announced in Detroit’s Cobo Hall, at the …

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Genesis G70 NACTOY 2019

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

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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North American Car of the Year award seal

2019 NACTOY: How We Got There

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

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 semi-finalists gather in Ypsilanti, Michigan - Jurors road tested all 30 semi-finalists over two days.

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.

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2019 NACTOY Semifinalists in Ypsilanti, Michigan

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.

Henio Arcangeli, senior vice president of the Automobile Div. of American Honda Motor Co., and the 2018 North American Car of the Year award

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

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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Volvo XC 60 wins North American Utility of the Year #NACTOY #VolvoXC60 #NewXC60, NAIAS, #AutoShows

The all-new Volvo XC60 luxury compact SUV is the 2018 North American Utility of the Year™, the second Volvo in three years to win the coveted award after the XC90 won in 2016. The announcement was made today during a press conference at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

WE’RE INDEPENDENT

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