The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) today announced the finalists in eight different categories for its 2021 Canadian Car of the Year and Utility of the Year awards.
In the three car categories, the Japanese and Korean automakers unsurprisingly lead the way, in fact there’s but one solitary North American model among the nine mentioned. Here’s the list of finalists:
It’s more of a mixed bag in the SUV categories, with U.S. models getting at least some more love – though the Asian-based automakers more than hold their own there as well. Count four all-new models in the bunch.
In the pickup category (there’s only one), there’s a bit of a shocker as the F-150 fails to make the cut, in the view of the AJAC’s members.
Folks have until February 20 to argue about the merits and injustices of the picks seen here; that’s when the winners in each category will be announced. After that, the overall winners will be revealed at a later date in partnership with the Canadian International AutoShow.
The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) is an association of professional journalists, writers, videographers, photographers and corporate entities whose focus is the automobile and automotive industry.