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.
NACTOY jurors gathered in Ypsilanti, Michigan from October 16 -18, 2018 for a comparison drive event to test drive the semifinalist vehicles for the North American Car, Truck and Utility of the Year awards. Check out the gallery of NACTOY jurors attending our annual meeting and testing each vehicle before the next round of voting narrows down to the finalists in each category.
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.
The North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year (NACTOY) awards announced today that Lauren Fix, Chris Paukert, and Kirk Bell will serve as the new top officers of the organization. The newly elected board plans to continue to introduce changes for the industry’s most prestigious automotive awards and further increase consumer awareness.
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.