2014 Chevrolet Silverado, Corvette Stingray Among Early Contenders for 2014 NACTOY Awards


  • 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Picture

    2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Picture

    The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is one of the early contenders for 2014 North American Car of the Year. | July 29, 2013

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Just the Facts:
  • General Motors dominates the list of early contenders for the 2014 North American Car and Truck/Utility Awards with nine vehicles, including the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and Corvette Stingray.
  • Five Toyotas, including the 2014 Toyota Corolla also made the so-called "long list" for the prestigious awards.
  • Mercedes-Benz had a strong showing on the early list with such vehicles as the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class and Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class.

DETROIT — General Motors dominates the list of early contenders for the 2014 North American Car and Truck/Utility Awards with nine vehicles, including the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and Corvette Stingray. The so-called "long list" was circulated among jurors this weekend.

Other GM vehicles on the list include the 2014 Cadillac CTS and ELR, Chevrolet Impala, Chevrolet Spark EV and Chevrolet SS. The 2014 GMC Sierra and 2014 Buick Encore also made the first cut.

Chrysler vehicles on the list include the 2014 Jeep Cherokee and 2014 Ram 2500/3500, and the 2014 Fiat 500L and E represent the Italian brand.

The 2014 Ford Transit Connect/Wagon was the sole Ford vehicle to make the list.

Five Toyotas, including the 2014 Toyota Corolla also made the long list for the prestigious awards. Other Toyota vehicles on the list include the 2014 Lexus IS, 2014 Toyota 4Runner, Tundra and RAV4.

Mercedes-Benz had a strong showing on the early list with such vehicles as the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class and Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class. The 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class and E-Class also made the list.

Kia has four vehicles on the list, including the 2014 Kia Cadenza, Kia Forte (five-door and Koup), Kia Soul and Kia Sorento.

Other vehicles on the 2014 North American Car of the Year long list include the 2014 Acura RLX, BMW 4 Series, Honda Fit EV, Infiniti Q50, Jaguar F-Type, Maserati Ghibli, Mazda 3, Mazda 6, Mini Paceman, Mitsubishi Mirage, Nissan Versa Note, Porsche Cayman/Cayman S and Smart Fortwo Electric.

Additional vehicles on the 2014 North American Truck/Utility of the Year include the 2014 Acura MDX, BMW X5, Hyundai Santa Fe long-wheelbase model, Land Rover Range Rover Sport, Mitsubishi Outlander, Nissan Rogue, Nissan NV200 Compact and Subaru Forester.

The list will be narrowed down in the coming months, with the winners announced at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show.

The 2013 Cadillac ATS was chosen 2013 North American Car of the Year and the 2013 Ram 1500 won 2013 North American Truck/Utility of the Year.

Edmunds says: Time to get that office pool revved up.

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