Award winners of the 2022 NACTOY (North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year) were announced on January 11, 2022.
Yesterday, during a joint press conference at Huntington Place in Detroit, a trio of models which won the 2022 NACTOY awards was named.
The jurors picked out the winners after 3 rounds of voting based on plenty of hours of test drives, evaluation, and research. They selected from the initial list of 36 vehicles gradually narrowed down to 23 semifinalists, then to 9 finalists, and finally to 3 winners.
When voting for category winners, jurors took into consideration such criteria as value, handling, design, segment leadership, innovation, safety, driver satisfaction. So, the following new models got the 2022 NACTOY’s awards:
- North American Car of the Year: Honda Civic
- North American Truck of the Year: Ford Maverick
- North American Utility Vehicle of the Year: Ford Bronco
In the jury’s opinion, the Honda Civic combines all possible positive attributes: low cost, high fuel economy, utility, comfort, dependability, and fun to drive, of course.
As for two winners from Ford, they have been heard for a long time. Their popularity predetermined their victory.