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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The Future Is Not Now: Hour Detroit

By Gary Witzenburg NACTOY President   Detroit and Silicon Valley are racing to create self-driving cars, but have they set expectations too high? Original article from Hour Detroit Magazine – Digital Edition.  

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DAILY DRIVE PODCAST: 2021 NACTOY winners (behind the selection process)

Join Automotive News Publisher Jason Stein for a daily podcast series about the coronavirus crisis. He’ll speak with industry experts, insiders and Automotive News reporters about how the virus is impacting and reshaping the automotive industry. Visit the original article  & podcast here: https://www.autonews.com/weekend-drive-podcast/daily-drive-podcast-january-21-2021-2021-nactoy-winners-behind-selection Automotive News Daily Drive · January 21, 2021 | NACTOY President Gary Witzenburg discusses the …

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Total Car Score Podcast: 2021 Car, Truck and SUV of the Year winners

By Javier Mota Host Total Car Score Podcast https://autos0to60.com/total-car-score-podcast-2021-car-truck-and-suv-of-the-year-winners-and-an-ad-free-website/ It’s a Car, Truck and SUV of the Year theme at Total Car Score Podcast this week. With the Hyundai Elantra, Ford F-150 and Ford Mustang Mach-E winning the 2021 North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year (NACTOY) awards the hosts welcome key …

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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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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.