2017 North American Car Of The Year: GM vs Hyundai For The Esteemed Title?

Sep 26, 2016 04:00 AM EDT | Eve C.

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General Motors and Hyundai are in close competition for the 2017 North American Car of the Year Award.

One of this year's most prestigious awards - the North American Car, Truck, and Utility Awards - will take place on Jan. 9 at a press conference at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The event aims to give titles for deserving automakers that have been producing top-of-the-line cars and the like.

As early as today, the semi-finalists for different categories has been announced. But it appears that General Motors and Hyundai are the top choices for the award for Car of the Year.

According to the Detroit News, GM is leading with seven nominations including the Chevrolet Bolt, which is the first electric vehicle under $40,000 to get over 200 miles. On the other hand, Hyundai is behind the automaker with four nominations, one of which is the Genesis G90.

Meanwhile, the juries that will decide which companies to hail are Car and Driver, MotorWeek, Kelley Blue Book, The Detroit News, and Roadshow by CNET. Aside from the Car of the Year title, there will be two additional categories: Truck Of The Year and Utility Of The Year. 

Without further ado, here are the list of semi-finalist for the 2017 North American Car, Truck, and Utility Awards; check out more about the event here:

Car Of The Year Nominees:

  • Acura NSX
  • Audi A4
  • Buick LaCrosse
  • Cadillac CT6
  • Chevrolet Cruze
  • Chevrolet Bolt
  • Genesis G90
  • Hyundai Elantra
  • Jaguar XE
  • Kia Cadenza
  • Lincoln Continental
  • Mercedes-Benz E-Class
  • Porsche 718 Boxster and Cayman
  • Toyota Prius Prime
  • Volvo S90

Utility Vehicle Of The Year Nominees:

  • Audi Q7
  • Buick Envision
  • Cadillac XT5
  • Chrysler Pacifica
  • GMC Acadia
  • Infiniti QX30
  • Kia Sportage
  • Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class
  • Jaguar F-Pace
  • Mazda CX-9
  • Nissan Armada

Truck Of The Year Nominees:

  • Ford F-Series Super Duty
  • Ford F-150 Raptor
  • Honda Ridgeline
  • Nissan Titan (½ ton)

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