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North American Car/Utility/Truck of the Year Jury Announces 2020 Nominees

The North American Car/Utility/Truck of the Year jury has announced the contenders for the 2020 awards.

Eligible vehicles must be all-new or substantially changed for the 2020 model year. The finalists will be announced in September at the Los Angeles Auto Show and the winners will be announced at an awards ceremony at the Cobo Center in Detroit on January 13, 2020.

As editor-in-chief of, I’m honoured to be a member of the jury, which is made up of about 50 automotive journalists in North America.

Contenders for Car of the Year

BMW 3 Series


BMW 7 Series / Alpina B7

BMW 8 Series

Cadillac CT5

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

Hyundai Sonata

Kia Soul


Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe

Mercedes-Benz A-Class

Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class

Nissan Versa

Polestar 1

Porsche 911

Subaru Legacy

Toyota Supra

Volkswagen Arteon

Contenders for Utility of the Year

Audi E-Tron

Audi Q3



Cadillac XT6

Chevrolet Blazer

Ford Explorer

Ford Escape

Honda Passport

Hyundai Palisade

Kia Telluride

Lexus UX

Lincoln Aviator

Lincoln Corsair

Mercedes-AMG GLC-Class

Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class

Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class

Mercedes-Benz GLB-Class

Mercedes-Benz EQC-Class

Range Rover Evoque

Subaru Outback

Volvo V60 Cross Country

Contenders for Truck of the Year

Chevrolet Silverado Heavy Duty

Ford Ranger

GMC Sierra Heavy Duty

Jeep Gladiator

Ram Heavy Duty