Driving the Nation’s Lou Ann Hammond is a member of “North American Car of the Year” and “ North American Truck/Utility of the Year,” also known as NACTOY.

Honda Accord, Volvo XC 60, Lincoln Navigator win NACTOY award

North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year (NACTOY) winners This year was the first time that the tension was so thick one could cut it with a knife. The North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year (NACTOY) awards, billed as the Oscars of the Auto Industry, kicked off The 2018 North [...]

Donald Trump, Joe Biden, NACTOY, NAIAS2017

Presidential Candidates Good Morning Warren and Friends, Congratulations Chevy Bolt! NACTOY's Car of the Year to an electric car that gets 238 driving range. Another great week! The Detroit Auto show was packed with news. It was overshadowed by auto industry news (aka Trump and Volkswagen), but it's not the first auto show that we've [...]

Car Truck SUV of the Year short list

North American International Automobile Show (NAIAS) The list has been narrowed down to three in each category, SUV, Truck, and Car of the Year. The next round of voting will result in the Car, Truck and SUV of the Year, which will be announced at the North American International Automobile Show (NAIAS) The shortlist is [...]

Magna’s Trailer Reverse Guidance on Ford Super Duty

Akinyele Ikuseru, Magna's system engineer shows off the 2017 Ford Super Duty with Trailer Reverse Guidance System. You can see the trailer through the NAV system as well as the trajectory of the trailer as the steering wheel is turned. The system is supported by Magna's multi-patented EYERIS driver-assistance technology developed jointly by [...]

John Mendel at #WAS16 – recalls, fuel cells and electric and hydrogen vehicles

John Mendel was the keynote speaker at the Washington Auto Show (before the blizzard that shut down the entire city) #WAS16 on fuel cells and electric and hydrogen vehicles. Honda has had to recall many cars because one of its suppliers, Takata, made defective airbags. They have spent millions trying to find all [...]

2016 North American Car and Truck of the Year finalist

2016 NACTOY The North American Car of the Year finalists for 2016 is the Chevrolet Malibu, Honda Civic, and Mazda MX-5 Miata. Finalists for the 2016 North American Truck/Utility of the Year are the Honda Pilot, Nissan Titan XD and the Volvo XC 90. The winners will be announced on January 11th at the North [...]

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 [...]

Domestics versus foreign auto makers for the car and truck of the year on Driving the Nation

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. Ford's Mustang was the only domestic vehicle in the car segment. [...]

North American Car and Truck of the Year contenders on Driving the Nation

Which vehicle would you vote for to achieve 2015 North American Truck/Utility of the Year and 015 North American Car of the Year? The list has been narrowed to the top 10 contenders by voting journalists from North America. The vehicles below will be voted on and one of them will be given the title [...]

The new North American Car and Truck of the year jurors on Driving the Nation

You have seen it for 21 years now in commercials, in newspapers and all over the internet, a car or truck wins "North American Car/Truck of the Year" (NACTOY). Who are the people that decide which car and truck win that award? Here is the list of complete jurors that write for United States and [...]