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2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, Silverado Among Contenders for 2014 NACTOY


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Just the Facts:
  • General Motors dominates the list of contenders for the 2014 North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year prizes, with such semifinalists as the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and 2014 Chevrolet Silverado.
  • No Ford products made the short list, which was released on Tuesday ahead of an announcement about the winners at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show.
  • The 2014 Jeep Cherokee is the sole contender from the Chrysler Group.

DETROIT — General Motors dominates the list of contenders for the 2014 North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year prizes, with such semifinalists as the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and 2014 Chevrolet Silverado.

No Ford products made the short list, which was released on Tuesday ahead of an announcement about the winners at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show. Contest organizers said Ford informed them on Monday that the Transit Connect /Wagon will not go on sale in the U.S. until next year, thus removing it from contention.

The 2014 Jeep Cherokee is the sole contender from the Chrysler Group.

The 2014 Cadillac CTS and 2014 Chevrolet Impala are among the vehicles fighting for the 2014 North American Car of the Year honor. The 2014 Buick Encore and 2014 GMC Sierra made the short list for the 2014 North American Truck/Utility of the Year.

Toyota had the strongest showing among Japanese automakers with three vehicles on the list. They are the 2014 Toyota Corolla, 2014 Lexus IS and 2014 Toyota Tundra.

Two Nissan vehicles made the cut. They are the 2014 Infiniti Q50 and the 2014 Nissan Rogue. The 2014 Mazda 3 and 2014 Mazda 6 made the short list for 2014 North American Car of the Year, while the 2014 Subaru Forester is a competitor for truck honors.

Other vehicles on the short list include the 2014 BMW 4 Series, 2014 BMW X5, 2014 Jaguar F-Type, 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA, 2014 Acura MDX, 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe LWB, 2014 Kia Sorento, 2014 Kia Cadenza and 2014 Land Rover Range Rover Sport.

The 2013 Cadillac ATS won the 2013 North American Car of the Year prize, while the 2013 Ram 1500 won the 2013 North American Truck of the Year award.

Edmunds says: Congratulations to all of the winners who made it into the next round of voting for this prestigious award.

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