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2010 North American Car & Truck of the Year Nominees Revealed

Winners announced in January

The candidates for 2010's North American Car and Truck of the Year award have been announced.

On the car side, BMW gained three nominations for the Z4, 330d, and 5-Series GranTurismo. Ford also garnered a trio of nominations for the new Fusion, Mustang, and redesigned Taurus. Kia's new Forte and Soul were also awarded nominations as were Nissan's Cube and 370Z.

Other candidates include the Audi S4, Buick's redesigned LaCrosse, Chevrolet's sexy Camaro, Cadillac's new CTS Sport Wagon, Honda's fuel-efficient Insight, Hyundai's Genesis Coupe, Lexus' HS 250h, Lotus' new Evora, the Mazda3, Mercedes' redesigned E-Class, Porsche's Panamera, Subaru's redesigned Legacy, Suzuki's upcoming Kizashi, Toyota's third generation Prius, and Volkswagen's new Golf.

On the truck side, nominees include Acura's ZDX crossover, BMW's X5 xDrive35d, Cadillac's redesigned SRX, the Chevrolet Equinox, Ford's business-oriented Transit Connect, GMC's Terrain, Honda's upcoming Crosstour (Accord-based crossover), Land Rover's LR4, Lincoln's massive MKT, Subaru's new Outback, Toyota's 4Runner, and Volvo's new XC60 crossover.

This massive list - echoed in yesterday's announcement of the 2010 European Car of the Year Award nominees - will be reduced as successive rounds of voting separate the wheat from the chaff. The final winners will be announced at the North American International Auto Show in January.

Source: insideline

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Comments (8)

 heartwashed heartwashed
VW Golf is the real deal. Everything else is just cosmetic
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November 10, 2009 1:02 am
 TheAlchemist TheAlchemist
I'll go with the Evora or S4 here. As for the CTS sport wagon...wow...way to butcher a classic brand GM.
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October 5, 2009 8:40 pm
 Hardboy997 Hardboy997
Panamera! :P
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June 29, 2009 10:24 pm
 tumbo tumbo
S4 for me please
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June 26, 2009 6:11 pm
 N20_Purge N20_Purge
This is way more interesting than the Euro nominies. Hard to chose but I made up my mind! Car: Lotus Evora Truck: Er, I'm not a fan of any of those. =/ I'll go with the Subaru then.
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June 26, 2009 10:17 am
 politz politz
since i can't pick just one... the CAMARO for ressurecting such a historic nameplate in such a modern sports car the TAURUS for being a world class full size sedan from an american mainstream company the SOUL for showing the creative power of korean brands as more than bargain options by the way, i don't see a point today for the 'best truck' category. none of the nominated vehicles are actual trucks, being actually car based crossovers. i mean... why would a subaru outback compete in a different league than, say, an audi a4 avant quattro?
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June 26, 2009 5:49 am
 skychao skychao
370z =] my dream car
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June 26, 2009 4:11 am
 danteskov danteskov
Camaro all the way!!!
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June 25, 2009 7:19 pm