Candidates for car, truck and SUV of the year named
Judges on Wednesday released the first list of vehicles that will be eligible for the 2017 North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year awards.
A total of 43 vehicles are available to take home the 2017 prizes, which will be announced Jan. 9 at Detroit’s North American International Auto Show. They include 27 cars, 12 SUVs and four trucks.
The SUV award is new this year; previously, utilities had been lumped together with pickups for truck of the year.
The Honda Civic and Volvo XC90 SUV won the 2016 awards.
Eligible NACTOY vehicles
These 2017 vehicles are eligible for North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year awards:
■Alfa Romeo Giulia
■Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan
■Mercedes-Benz S550 Maybach
■Porsche 718 Boxster and Cayman
■Toyota Prius Prime
■Ford F-series Super Duty pickups
■Ford F-150 Raptor
■Nissan Titan half-ton