The 2012 North American Car Of The Year

2012 North American Car of the YearEvery year, the auto industry chooses a North American car of the year. They also select a North American truck of the year. The winner is announced in January at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the U.S. center of automobile manufacturing.

Finalists for the 2012 North American Car Of The Year are the Volkswagen Passat, Ford Focus, and Hyundai Elantra. In the running for 2012 North American Truck Of The Year are Honda CF-V, Land Rover Range Rover Evoque, and BMW X3.

These finalists were narrowed from a wider field of vehicles vying for the North American Car Of The Year title. Those vehicles include:

  • Audi A6
  • Audi A7
  • Buick Verano
  • Chevrolet Sonic
  • Chrysler 300/SRT-8
  • Fiat 500
  • Ford Focus
  • Hyundai Accent
  • Hyundai Elantra
  • Hyundai Veloster
  • Kia Rio/Rio 5
  • Scion iQ
  • Subaru Impreza
  • Toyota Camry
  • Toyota Prius V
  • VW Beetle
  • VW Passat

And for you truck lovers, the following vehicles were in the running for the North American Truck Of The Year title:

  • BMW X3
  • Honda CR-V
  • Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
  • Mercedes-Benz M-Class
  • Mini Countryman
  • Nissan Quest
  • Saab 9-4X

Each of these manufacturers should be proud of their achievements. Even the vehicles that didn’t make it to the finals have something to be proud of. Simply being nominated for the honor is a feather in the cap. Winners are selected by a vote of more than 50 automotive journalists from Canada and the U.S.