TodayApril 16, 2022

2015 North American Car and Truck of the Year

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 NACTOY Golf GTI

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

Frank Aukofer

Kirk Bell
Chicago Tribune and New York Daily News

David Booth

Karl Brauer

Lindsay Brooke
Automotive Engineering International

Jason Cammisa
Road & Track

Sharon Silke Carty
Editor In Chief, Autoblog and AOL Autos

Dan Carney

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

Ezra Dyer
Popular Mechanics

Paul Eisenstein
The Detroit Bureau

Jeff Gilbert
WWJ Newsradio 950 / CBS Radio Network

John Gilbert
Freelance:, KDAL AM radio

Aaron Gold

Joni Gray

Ken Gross
Freelance: Playboy

Lou Ann Hammond,

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

Marc Lachapelle
Freelance MSN Autos US

John Lamm

Anita Lienert

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

Jack Nerad
Kelley Blue Book

Scott Oldham
Vice President of Editorial
Editor in Chief,

Marty Padgett, High Gear Media

Chris Paukert

Henry Payne
Detroit News

Mark Phelan
Detroit Free Press

Mark Rechtin
Consumer Reports

Erin Riches

Aaron Robinson
Car and Driver

Jeremy Sinek

Steven Cole Smith, AutoWeek

Ben Stewart
Freelance Popular Mechanics, Road & Track

Alexandra Straub
Freelance Black Newspaper Group, Postmedia,

Tony Swan
Freelance,, 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

Drew Winter
Wards AutoWorld

Gary Witzenburg

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Lou Ann Hammond

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.