Japanese auto makers dominate the list of 2013 North American Car and Truck Awards

True to tradition, this year round 50 jurors stated their pick of North American Car and Truck of the Year which will find mention on the prestigious list of Awards. It can be found therein that Japanese automakers have dominated this long list of candidates. In all thirteen Japanese cars including the 2013 Scion FR-S, Nissan Altima and Honda Fit EV have been listed. Besides these cars, Japanese trucks too have been included and these consist of 2012 Acura RDX, Infiniti JX35 and Toyota RAV4.

Toyota has a major showing in this 2013 Car Award list with a total of six cars. There are also six Japanese trucks on this list for North American Truck awards while earlier it was Detroit automakers that topped this truck list.

Domestic automakers have also been nominated and it waits to be seen which of these names actually make it to the final list. Among domestic automakers 2013 Cadillac ATS, Cadillac XTS, Chevrolet Milabu, Chevrolet Spark, Dodge Dart, Ford Fusion, Ford Focus Electric, Lincoln MKZ and SRT Viper are listed. German products include 2013 BMW 3 Series Sedan, BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe, Mercedes SL, Porsche 911 and Porsche Boxster.

These 50 jurors will be casting their vote on the list of candidates by end of September while results will be announced at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show. Last year, Hyundai Elantra won the Car of the Year award while Range Rover Evoque won Truck of the Year award.

2013 North American Car of the Year Long List

  • Acura ILX
  • BMW 3 Series
  • BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe
  • Cadillac ATS
  • Cadillac XTS
  • Chevrolet Malibu
  • Chevrolet Spark
  • Dodge Dart
  • Ford Fusion
  • Ford Focus Electric
  • Honda Accord
  • Honda Fit EV
  • Hyundai Azera
  • Hyundai Elantra GT
  • Lexus ES
  • Lexus GS
  • Lexus LS
  • Lincoln MKZ
  • Mercedes SL-Class
  • Nissan Altima
  • Nissan Sentra
  • Porsche 911
  • Porsche Boxster
  • Scion FR-S
  • SRT Viper
  • Subaru BRZ
  • Tesla Model S
  • Toyota Avalon
  • Toyota Prius C
  • Toyota Yaris

2013 North American Truck/Utility Long List

  • Acura RDX
  • Audi Allroad
  • BMW X1
  • Ford Escape
  • Ford C-Max
  • Hyundai Santa Fe
  • Infiniti JX 35
  • Mazda CX-5
  • Mercedes GL-Class
  • Mercedes GLK-Class
  • Mercedes G-Class
  • Nissan Pathfinder
  • Ram 1500
  • Subaru SV Crosstrek
  • Toyota RAV4 EV