The jury over at www.northamericancaroftheyear.org has released its short lists of nominees for the 2015 North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year awards.
There are a few take-aways from this year’s lists. For one, Volkswagen AG had a strong showing, with two Audis (A3 and Q3), one VW (GTI) and one Porsche (Macan) remaining in the pool. Among the other manufacturers with multiple vehicles on the list are Ford (Ford Mustang, Ford F150 and Lincoln MKC), GM (Chevrolet Colorado, Chevrolet Tahoe and GMC Canyon), Toyota (Lexus NX, Toyota Camry and Toyota Highlander), Hyundai (Genesis Sedan and Sonata), Honda (Acura TLX and Honda Fit) and Mercedes-Benz (C-Class and GLA-Class).
The initial list of nominees had more than 50 eligible vehicles between the two categories. The finalized short lists are below.
2015 North American Car of the Year:
Hyundai Genesis sedan
2015 North American Truck/Utility of the Year