2014 North American Car & Truck of the Year Short List Announced

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North American Car of the Year has announced the short lists for the 2014 car and truck/utility of the year awards. The previous long lists, which were released in July, were narrowed down to 12 vehicles each.
A short glance of the Car of the Year short list reveals General Motors has made it with three vehicles, while 6 our of 12 nominations account for Japanese-based automakers, while the Germans are represented by the BMW 4 Series and Mercedes-Benz CLA.

Moving on to the truck/utility list, we can find three more GM-built cars - the Buick Encore and the Chevrolet Silverado / GMC Sierra twins - and only two European contenders, the BMW X5 and the Range Rover Sport.

Winners will be announced in January, at the Detroit Auto Show, but, until then, each list will be reduced to only three finalists. Scroll below to have a look at the short lists for yourselves.

2014 North American Car of the Year short list:

BMW 4 Series
Cadillac CTS
Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
Chevrolet Impala
Infiniti Q50
Jaguar F-Type
Lexus IS
Mercedes-Benz CLA
Toyota Corolla

2014 North American Truck/Utility of the Year short list:

Acura MDX
Buick Encore
Chevrolet Silverado
GMC Sierra
Hyundai Santa Fe LWB
Jeep Cherokee
Kia Sorento
Land Rover Range Rover Sport
Nissan Rogue
Subaru Forester
Toyota Tundra

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