NATCOY nominants revealed: Best cars and trucks in North America


Short list of finalists “North American Car / Truck of the year» (NACTOY) was declared. The corresponding list of 22 models was announced by a jury of 57 motoring journalists from the US and Canada.

Each of the journalists chose a total of 15 cars in two categories – passenger cars and SUVs. Now the contest participants expect the next stage – additional tests, which will be held 13-15 October in Michigan. Then, in December 2015, the jury will announce the three finalists. And then, in January 2016, at the Detroit Auto Show will be declared the winner.


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In NACTOY competition may participate only models of the new generation or restyled cars. Only mass models allowed to participate, which can be bought in most regions of the US and Canada. In 2016, the prize will be awarded in 23rd time.

Short list of NACTOY 2016 contestants

BMW 7 Series
Cadillac CT6
Chevrolet Camaro
Chevrolet Malibu
Chevrolet Volt
Honda Civic
Kia Optima
Mazda MX-5 Miata
Nissan Maxima
Toyota Prius

Ford Edge
Honda HR-V
Honda Pilot
Hyundai Tucson
Jeep Renegade
Kia Sorento
Lexus RX
Mazda CX-3
Nissan Titan XD
Tesla Model X
Toyota Tacoma
Volvo XC90

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