It seems the auto show circuit just ended, but before we know it, media will be gathering in Detroit, Michigan once again and there will be a new North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year.
For 2018, General Motors has brought its best. Five vehicles from GM have been nominated for the prestigious award with three vehicles from Chevrolet alone. However, no GM metal is present in the Car of the Year category.
Instead, the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox, 2018 Chevrolet Traverse, 2018 GMC Terrain and 2018 Buick Enclave round out four nominees for the Utility of the Year award. The 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 rounds out GM’s fifth nominee in the Truck of the Year category. The only other make to match Chevrolet’s three potential winners is Honda, which also has three vehicles nominated for the awards—Odyssey, Clarity and Accord.
By September, the list of nominees will become a list of semifinalists before three finalists are chosen from each category. From there, the winners will be revealed at the 2018 North American International Auto Show. Currently, the odds alone are in Chevrolet’s favor to pull a repeat; the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV was crowned North American Car of the Year last year.