2009 North American Car and Truck of the Year Finalists
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To be eligible for the competition, all cars must represent new or revised models that include “substantially changed” features from the previous model, the official website of the award explains. “This year the jury considered more than 50 vehicles and finally settled on 14 cars and 11 trucks that deserved to be on the ballot.”
Models were selected by a number of factors, including innovation, design, safety, handling, driver satisfaction and price. Winners will be announced on January 11th at the North American International Auto Show.
“Now the jurors begin a second round of voting. In this second round they will vote on the three car and three truck finalists. As with the first round of voting, those ballots go directly to Michelle Collins, Vice Chairman Automotive at Deloitte & Touche,” the official page reads.
Here are the full lists for both the 2009 North American Car of the Year and 2009 North American Truck of the Year awards:
2009 North American Car of the Year nominees:
BMW 1 Series
Volkswagen Jetta TDI
2009 North American Truck of the Year nominees:
Mercedes-Benz ML320 BlueTEC
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