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Toronto Auto Show: Audi R8 and Chevy Silverado win AJAC awards (video)

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The Audi R8 was voted this year's Car of the Year by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada.

2008 Audi R8

The finalists were:
Saturn Astra (best new small car)
Honda Accord EX sedan (best new family car)
Mercedes-Benz C-Class (best new luxury car)
Audi R8 (best new prestige car over $75,000)
Mini Cooper S (best new sports/performance car under $50,000)
Audi S5 (best new sports/performance car over $50,000)
BMW 335i Cabriolet (best new convertible)

This year, the Utility Vehicle of the Year award goes to the Chevrolet Silverado.

2008 Chevrolet Silverado

The finalists were:
Hyundai Entourage (best new minivan)
Chevrolet Silverado (best new pickup truck)
Nissan Rogue (best new SUV/CUV under $35,000)
Saturn Vue (best new SUV/CUV from $35,000 to $60,000)
Buick Enclave (best new SUV/CUV over $60,000)

Concerning the Car of the Year award that the R8 won, Diego Ramos, Executive Vice President of Audi Canada, stated that "There won't be any extra advertising based of the award, since the car doesn't need it. The R8 is a flagship vehicle that's already sold out for the next year and a half. It integrates all the fundamental values that define every Audi."
photo:Philippe Champoux