Camry, Accord square off for North American Car of the Year

(November 30, 2017) Finalists for the 2018 North American Car, Truck and Utility of the Year were announced Wednesday at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Honda and Toyota will square off for Car of the Year with their new mid-sized sedans.

Battling for Car of the Year are the all-new Honda Accord and Toyota Camry. Seeking to knock these perennial best-sellers off their perch will be the upstart Kia Stinger, the Korean brand’s new performance halo sedan. For the first time in the award’s history, no Detroit cars made the final list.

Three strong entrants will vie for the Utility of the Year crown: the Alfa-Romero Stelvio, the first luxury SUV from the Italian brand; the Volvo’s XC60; and the Honda Odyssey minivan.

Detroit iron dominates the Truck of the Year category. Finalists are the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator. The latter plus-size SUVs are eligible because they are based on truck platforms.

The NACTOY winners will be announced at the Detroit auto show in January.

Source: The Detroit News