NACTOY 2023 semi-finalists named | Automotive News

The semi-finalist trucks are the Chevrolet Silverado ZR2, the Ford F-150 Lightning and the Lordstown Endurance.

Candidates for Car of the Year are Acura Integra, BMW i4 eDrive 40, Genesis G80 EV, Genesis G90, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Mercedes-Benz EQE, Nissan Z, Subaru WRX , the Toyota Crown and the Toyota GR Corolla.

Notable models that failed to make the semi-finalist list include the Subaru Solterra and Toyota bZ4x, two new electric vehicles jointly developed by Subaru and Toyota. Also not on the list: Jeep Wagoneer LWB and Grand Wagoneer LWB, Maserati MC20, Toyota Sequoia, Lexus LX600, Honda Pilot and Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid

The semi-finalists are drawn from an initial list of 47 eligible cars, trucks and utility vehicles released in June. Jurors vote three times during the year to narrow the list of eligible vehicles to semi-finalists, finalists and three winners.

The North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year awards are decided by a panel of 50 automotive journalists. New and redesigned vehicles not yet available but expected to go on sale before the end of 2022 are eligible for 2023 pricing.

Richard Truett, journalist for Automotive Newsis one of the jurors who evaluate and select the winners.

Winners will be announced Jan. 11 in Detroit.

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