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2015 North American awards shortlist announced

Ten cars and 12 trucks in the running for North American Car and Truck of the Year

Published: September 25, 2014, 4:00 AM
Updated: October 2, 2014, 12:49 PM

2014 NACOTY WINNERS - Chevrolet Silverado & Corvette

September 23, 2014

It's that time of year again. Short-listed entries for the 2015 North American Car and Truck of the Year awards were released today, with 10 cars vying for the top car award and 12 trucks and utility vehicles in competition for the truck title.

The winners will be announced in January at the opening ceremonies for the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Both lists include several high-profile vehicles, increasing the challenge for voting judges and magnifying the value for the winners. The short-listed vehicles are:

2015 North American Car of the Year

Acura TLX

Audi A3

Chrysler 200

Ford Mustang

Honda Fit

Hyundai Genesis

Hyundai Sonata

Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Toyota Camry

Volkswagen Golf/GTI

2015 North American Truck of the Year

Audi Q3

Chevrolet Colorado

Chevrolet Tahoe

Ford F-150

GMC Canyon

Lexus NX

Lincoln MKC

Mercedes-Benz GLA

Nissan Murano

Porsche Macan

Subaru Outback

Toyota Highlander

Last year's winners were the Chevrolet Corvette and Chevrolet Silverado.

Entries for the 2015 World Car of the Year will be released on October 2 at the Paris Motor Show. The Audi A3 was the 2014 World Car of the Year. The 2015 winner will be announced at the New York International Auto Show in April.