Changing Model Years: North American Car and Truck of the Year Finalists

2017 Genesis G90

The Los Angeles Auto Show opens to the public this weekend after three days of well-attended press events and unveilings. This week’s debuting AutoMobility LA conference also featured presentations from a wide variety of industry experts and CEOs addressing the futures of the auto business, driving, mobility, and ownership, and kicked off a competition among ten promising auto startups. The car business is never boring, and we know 2017 promises plenty of excitement, there and elsewhere.

The L.A. show effectively kicks off a new model year, but it also sort of wraps up the current one. On AutoMobiltity LA’s first morning, the field of 2017 North American Car and Truck of the Year nominees was narrowed from 30 to 9 finalists. Judged by a group of 60 journalists from magazine, TV, radio, newspaper, and online auto publishers in the U.S. and Canada, the NACTOY awards honor excellence in innovation, design, performance, safety, technology, driver satisfaction, and value.

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North American Car and Truck of the Year: The Finalists

Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

Last year's winning "truck," the 2012 Land Rover Evoque

It’s hard to believe it’s that time already.

No, I’m not talking about the arrival of Fall, or that Halloween is just around the corner or that Costco already has Christmas stuff in the aisles. I can’t believe it’s already that time of year for the North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACTOY) nominations.

The annual awards have snuck up on me, and going through the list of 20 nominated vehicles offered up even more surprises.

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