Top row, from left: Genesis G90, Chevrolet Bolt, Volvo S90
Middle row: Jaguar F-Pace, Chrysler Pacifica, Mazda CX-9
Bottom row: Nissan Titan, Ford F-series Super Duty, Honda Ridgeline
The Chevrolet Bolt, Genesis G90 and Volvo S90 were named finalists for the North American Car of the Year, while the Ford F-series Super Duty, Honda Ridgeline and Nissan Titan were named truck finalists.
The Chrysler Pacifica, Jaguar F-Pace and Mazda CX-9 were named finalists in the new utility vehicle category, reflecting the growing popularity for SUV-style vehicles.
The nine finalists were chosen by an independent jury of 57 automotive journalists from short lists of 15 cars, 11 utility vehicles and four trucks. Two of the jurists are Sharon Silke Carty and Richard Truett of Automotive News.
The Honda Civic and the Volvo XC90 won the awards for 2016.
The 2017 North American Car, Truck and Utility of the Yearwill be announced Jan. 9 at the Detroit auto show.