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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

2021 Elantra NACTOY 2021 car of the year

2021 Car of the Year:
Hyundai Elantra

The Hyundai Elantra, Ford F-150 and  Ford Mustang Mach E were revealed as the winners of the 2021 North American Car, Truck and Utility of the Year (NACTOY) Awards™ presented in a virtual event held in partnership with the North American International Auto Show.

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2021 Truck of the Year:
Ford F-150

The Hyundai Elantra, Ford F-150 and  Ford Mustang Mach E were revealed as the winners of the 2021 North American Car, Truck and Utility of the Year (NACTOY) Awards™ presented in a virtual event held in partnership with the North American International Auto Show.

Mustang Mach E 2021 NACTOY Utility Vehicle of the Year

2021 Utility of the Year:
Ford Mustang Mach E

The Hyundai Elantra, Ford F-150 and  Ford Mustang Mach E were revealed as the winners of the 2021 North American Car, Truck and Utility of the Year (NACTOY) Awards™ presented in a virtual event held in partnership with the North American International Auto Show.

Press Releases

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Revised NACTOY Vehicle Eligibility List for 2021 Awards

July 8, 2020
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The North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year (NACTOY) Awards today announced the addition of six vehicles to its list of 36 models eligible for the 2021 awards, including some late launches brought on by COVID-19-caused delays.

North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year Awards $40,000 in Charitable Donations

June 22, 2020
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The North American Car, Utility, and Truck of the Year Awards (NACTOY) announced today that it has awarded $40,000 in scholarships and charitable donations to the College for Creative Studies (CCS) and Feeding America. The charitable donations were made through a partnership between NACTOY and the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). NACTOY jurors selected the recipients of these awards through a voting process that began with a list of respected charities and college scholarships and was narrowed down to the two recipients.

NACTOY Releases Vehicle Eligibility List for 2021 Awards

June 22, 2020
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The North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year Awards today announced a list of 36 models eligible for the 2021 awards that reveals an automotive industry that is poised to launch an unusually high number of vehicles over the second half of the year.

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