The GMC Hummer EV introduces a brand-new, battery-driven direction for the iconic off-roading nameplate, making splashdown with a long list of high-tech features and equipment. Now, the new GMC Hummer EV pickup has been recognized as a semifinalist in the 2022 North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year (NACTOY) Awards.
NACTOY Awards organizers announced the list of semifinalists at the inaugural Motor Bella Event in Pontiac, Michigan. In total, 23 new vehicles made the semifinalist list for this year’s awards, six of which are vying for the title of North American Truck of the Year.
“This year’s group of semifinalists includes some of the most interesting and innovative cars, trucks and utility vehicle candidates in recent memory, and a larger number of new trucks than we’ve seen in many years,” said NACTOY President Gary Witzenburg. “And it features more electric vehicles than we’ve ever seen, all of which our jurors will continue to test and evaluate prior to our next vote.”
To determine which vehicles make the list, the NACTOY Awards organization relies on a panel of 50 jurors plucked from a variety of print, online, radio, and broadcast media in the U.S. and Canada. Jurors vote three times throughout the year to determine semifinalists, finalists, and winners. The list of 23 semifinalists was determined from an original list of 36 eligible cars, trucks, and utility vehicles, each of which is considered new of “substantially new,” and will be on sale across North America sometime this year.
Next up, jurors will evaluate semifinalist vehicles, including the 2022 GMC Hummer EV pickup, in a driving test set to take place next month. Afterwards, the finalists will be announced at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November, with the winners announced in January, 2022.