North American International Auto Show

Detroit, MI, Monday, January 12 – The three finalists for the 2015 North American Car of the Year are the Ford Mustang, Hyundai Genesis, and Volkswagen Golf. The three finalists for the 2015 North American Truck/Utility of the Year are the Chevrolet Colorado, Ford F-150, and Lincoln MKC.

AND the 2015 North American Car of the Year winners are:

2015_golfgti_trahan 2015 North American Car and Truck of the Year Automobiles and Energy Ford Hyundai North American Car Truck of the Year (NACTOY) Volkswagen

2015 NACTOY Golf GTI

Volkswagen Golf Series

Last year’s North American Car of the Year was the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray.

For the second time in NACTOYs history, the Golf wins. The New Beetle won in 1999. The Golf was a finalist in 2010 but lost to the Ford Fusion Hybrid.

2015 North American Truck of the Year

Ford F-F150

Ford has won 8 times under the truck umbrella and 4 times for the F-150.

Last year’s North American Truck/Utility of the Year was the Chevrolet Silverado.

Fifty-seven jurors (see below) from newspapers, television and radio stations, magazines, and websites voted last week, sending their ballots to Deloitte, which kept the finalists secret until today.

North American Car of the Year Jury, 2014-2015

Jessica Anderson
Kiplingers

Frank Aukofer
Freelance

Kirk Bell
Chicago Tribune and New York Daily News

David Booth
Freelance

Karl Brauer
Freelance

Lindsay Brooke
Automotive Engineering International

Jason Cammisa
Road & Track

Sharon Silke Carty
Editor In Chief, Autoblog and AOL Autos

Dan Carney
Freelance

John Davis
MotorWeek “ PBS Network

Matt DeLorenzo
Kelley Blue Book

Denis Duquet
Le Guide de l’auto

Jacques Duval
Freelance “ Le Guide de l’auto, Autonet, Journal de Montreal, Mixte Magazine, Infrastructures, La Voix du Vrac, Roulez electrique.com

Ezra Dyer
Popular Mechanics

Paul Eisenstein
The Detroit Bureau

Jeff Gilbert
WWJ Newsradio 950 / CBS Radio Network

John Gilbert
Freelance: newcarpicks.com, KDAL AM radio

Aaron Gold
Freelance About.com

Joni Gray
Autobytel

Ken Gross
Freelance: Playboy

Lou Ann Hammond
drivingthenation.com, carlist.com

James Healey
USA Today

John Pearley Huffman
Freelance NY Times, Car and Driver

Cheryl Jensen
Freelance: Motor Matters, NY Times

Chris Jensen
Freelance: NY Times

Erik Johnson
Executive online editor, Car, and Driver

Jim Kenzie
Toronto Star

Michelle Krebs
Autotrader.com

Marc Lachapelle
Freelance MSN Autos US

John Lamm
Freelance

Anita Lienert
Freelance Edmunds.com

Jim Mateja
Freelance Chicago Tribune, Wards Auto Reports, Consumers Digest

Jim McCraw
Freelance NY Times, Hot Rod, Vehicle Dynamics International, Engine Technology International, Super Chevy

Mitch McCullough
New Car Test Drive

John McElroy
Autoline Detroit

Joann Muller
Forbes

Jack Nerad
Kelley Blue Book

Scott Oldham
Vice President of Editorial
Editor in Chief, Edmunds.com

Marty Padgett
TheCarConnection.com, High Gear Media

Chris Paukert
Autoblog

Henry Payne
Detroit News

Mark Phelan
Detroit Free Press

Mark Rechtin
Consumer Reports

Erin Riches
Edmunds.com

Aaron Robinson
Car and Driver

Jeremy Sinek
Autos.ca.msn.com

Steven Cole Smith
motorsport.com, AutoWeek

Ben Stewart
Freelance Popular Mechanics, Road & Track

Alexandra Straub
Freelance Black Newspaper Group, Postmedia, Auto123.com

Tony Swan
Freelance swandrives.com, caranddriver.com, Kelley Blue Book, Popular Mechanics, New Car Test Drive

Alex Taylor
Fortune Magazine

Richard Truett
Automotive News

Lawrence Ulrich
Freelance NY Times

David van Sickle
All About Autos

Larry Webster
Road & Track

Joe Wiesenfelder
cars.com

Drew Winter
Wards AutoWorld

Gary Witzenburg
Freelance AutoMedia.com

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