At the 2021 LA Auto Show taking place these days, 9 finalists for 2022 NACTOY awards have been announced.
Nine models – three winners in three categories – have reached the final of the 2022 North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year.
The jurors (50 automotive journalists) selected the bests out of 23 semifinalists through a series of three votes. The finalists were announced on November 17, 2021 during the 2021 Los Angeles Auto Show.
To be honest, we weren’t surprised to see the list of finalists: it includes the brightest premieres of this year.
The jurors evaluated and tested all-new or significantly refreshed vehicles launched in 2021. Their choices are based on an assessment of design, safety, technologies, performance, innovation, and of course, value and driver satisfaction.
9 finalists for 2022 NACTOY Awards
North American Car of the Year: Honda Civic, Lucid Air, Volkswagen Golf Mk VIII;
North American Truck of the Year: Ford Maverick, Hyundai Santa Cruz, Rivian R1T;
North American Utility Vehicle of the Year: Ford Bronco, Genesis GV70, Hyundai IONIQ 5.
Final voting will take place from December 30, 2021 – January 5, 2022. We’ll know the winners of the 2022 NACTOY in early January.