Naias: winners of the 2019 North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year announced
After hundreds of hours of test drives, research and evaluation by independent 54 respected jurors from U.S. and Canada, the Genesis G70, Hyundai Kona/Kona EV and Ram 1500 were revealed as the winners of the 2019 North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year awards presented at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
Jurors voted on the finalists based on segment leadership, innovation, design, safety, handling, driver satisfaction and value for the dollar.
The process began in June 2018 by determining vehicle eligibility and included three rounds of voting.
Votes were tallied confidentially by Deloitte and remained secret until envelopes were unsealed on stage of the NACTOY awards at Cobo Center in Detroit.
Winners were chosen from nine finalists: for "Car of the Year" category Genesis G70, Honda Insight and Volvo V60/S60; for "Utility Vehicle of the Year" category Acura RDX, Hyundai Kona/Kona EV and Jaguar I-Pace and for "Truck of the Year" category candidates were Ram 1500, GMC Sierra 1500 and Chevrolet Silverado 1500.