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2020 NACTOY Car, Utility and Truck of the Year Nominees Announced

Each year, vehicles chosen as finalists for the NACTOY (North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year) Awards are unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November, and the big winners are announced early in the new year. Today the organization’s jury announced the initial list of 46 models that will do battle in the three categories.

That total includes 19 cars, 22 SUVs and 5 trucks.

The list is comprised of models that are either entirely new or have gotten major revisions this year. One of the particularities of the NACTOY awards is that there is no distinction made for price categories, which means you find Nissan’s Versa side-by-side with the Porsche 911, for example.

The next job for the jury members is to choose up to 12 models per category for the list of semi-finalists; from this three finalists in each category will be chosen and announced in LA, and the big winners will be revealed early in 2020.

2020 Chevrolet Corvette
Photo: Chevrolet
2020 Chevrolet Corvette

Here is the list of nominated vehicles, per category:

NACTOY Car of the Year

BMW 3 Series
BMW Z4
BMW 7 Series/Alpina B7
BMW 8 Series
Cadillac CT5
Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
Ford Mustang Shelby GT500
Hyundai Sonata
Kia Soul
Mazda3
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

2020 Kia Telluride
Photo: V.Aubé
2020 Kia Telluride

NACTOY Utility of the Year

Audi e-tron
Audi Q3
BMW X6
BMW X7
Cadillac XT6
Chevrolet Blazer
Ford Explorer
Ford Escape
Honda Passport
Kia Telluride
Hyundai Palisade
Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
Lexus UX
Lincoln Aviator
Lincoln Corsair
Mercedes-AMG GLC-Class
Mercedes-Benz GLB-Class
Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class
Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class
Mercedes-Benz EQC-Class
Subaru Outback
Volvo V60 Cross Country

2020 Jeep Gladiator
Photo: D.Heyman
2020 Jeep Gladiator

NACTOY Truck of the Year

Chevrolet Silverado HD
GMC Sierra HD
Ford Ranger
Jeep Gladiator
Ram HD