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  • The North American Car of the Year contest finalists

    Dec 19, 2011, 11:50
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    The jury of 50 automotive USA and Canada journalists announced challengers for the victory in contest for the North American car and truck of the year. At the start there were 24 vehicles (17 cars and 7 trucks) and in every category jury picked 3 finalists.

    As a result, the victory will be challenged by Ford Focus, Hyundai Elantra and Volkswagen Passat among cars and BMW X3, Honda CR-V and Range Rover Evoque will compete for the first place among trucks. Contest winners will be announced in January at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

    Last year this prestigious award won Chevrolet Volt and Ford Explorer, which managed to outrun Nissan Leaf, Hyundai Sonata, Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee in final voting. In 2010 victory celebrated two Ford models: hybrid sedan Ford Fusion and Fords Transit Connect Van.

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