GMC Hummer EV And Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing Not Among NACTOY Finalists19
The GMC Hummer EV and Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing have not made the shortlist for the North American Car of the Year awards.
Jurors released their shortlist this week for the 2022 North American Car of the Year Awards, with the three-car lineup of contenders consisting of the Volkswagen Golf GTI/Golf R, Lucid Air and Honda Civic. That means the Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing has not made the final round of judging and will not receive a NACTOY award. Other finalists that did not make the shortlist include the Audi A3, Genesis G70, Mercedes-Benz EQS and Mercedes-Benz S-Class.
Meanwhile, the GMC Hummer EV pickup has also been dropped from the running for North American Truck of the Year. This year’s nominees for the award include the Ford Maverick, Hyundai Santa Cruz and Rivian R1T. The presence of the Rivian R1T on the list is a bit of a blow to GM, as the battery-electric truck is an indirect rival to the GMC Hummer EV and is being marketed to the same outdoorsy, eco-conscious consumers. Other finalists that did not make the truck shortlist include the Toyota Tundra and Nissan Frontier.
Shortlist finalists for the third and final category in the awards, North American Utility Vehicle of the Year, include the Ford Bronco, Genesis GV70 and Hyundai IONIQ 5. With the confirmation of the three shortlists, GM’s hopes of taking a 2022 North American Car of the Year award have been dashed – although it can at least take solace in the fact that two of its vehicles made the long list of finalists.
In a statement, NACTOY said its jurors “vote for their choices based on elements including automotive innovation, design, safety, performance, technology, driver satisfaction and value.” Final voting for the awards will take place between December 30th and January 5th, 2022, with the winners to be announced during a special event in early January. Details regarding the location and format of the event have not yet been announced.
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The Rivian is smaller and cheaper, so it offered a better Value for the Jurors that’s why its on the list and not the Hummer.
The R1T’s rival will be the Silverado EV when it comes out, not the Hummer.
Stop hating it’s just a better product. Knew you would make excuses immediately.
Who said I was hating? the R1T is a nice truck.
The rivian is smaller and cheaper. Just accept the fact rivian is better and so are all the other vehicles that are named as finalists. Stop making excuses for why gm didn’t win geez.
That’s exactly what I thought when I saw you make excuses for why they didn’t win. I gotta give you props though you are definitely a die hard fan.
My boy is the #1 gm fan. You will never see this man criticize anything they do.
Let’s see…what do these two have in common? They are both wildly expensive. Some Blackwings have actually been delivered but to only those “selected” by the keepers of the flame. You know the flame? The flame where they are burning Cadillac tradition and making goofy cars that don’t even resemble Cadillacs.
The Hummer? You can’t get it yet. It is apparently Crab Walking it’s 9,000 lb ass to a Caddy Dealer near you. Which means it is hard to be considered for the Car of the Year when you cannot get the freaking car and it costs a small fortune.
Like all gm EV’s. There aren’t any!!!!
If electric is the future are future is devoid of vehicles. OK with me. I don’t like coal powered vehicles.
Golf?, what’s innovative about that?, the ability to stay in the shop?.
Ah the corporate trolls are out.
No surprise, Neither the Blackwing, or the Hummer are mainstream vehicles or order anything really revolutionary.
Lucid is the longest range EV on the market, and also fastest charging EV ever sold adding 200 miles of range in 12 minutes, and 300 miles of range in 21 minutes, both are best in class.
Rivian R1T really opens the market for EV trucks, is on the market now, and offers several advantages to the Hummer Ev which is bigger, heavier, and less efficient. The Hummer is 55% more expensive than the Rivian R1T, and offered many of the same capabilities, although he Rivian can haul more, and tow more. I think Maverick is going to win the NACTOY Truck of the year. 40mpg, for $20K is hard to beat, and opens trucks to a whole new group of the population.
No serious work truck exists that is powered by coal. It’s all advertising masturbation.
The Hummer is going to be sold by GMC dealers, not Cadillac dealers.
Mercedes S class & EQS was not good enough to make the cut from the finalist to the final round. So that tells you something that if those two flagship like vehicles can’t make the cut to be voted near the end of the month with select few vehicles chosen, what make people think that the Cadillac V Blackwing and Hummer EV was going to win? It would be nice to see both win at the same time for the coveted awards but there are other awards that are not as prestigious like the NA Car/Truck of the Year award that will honor the Hummer EV and Blackwing since both vehicles are this good in the future.
I would like to see the R1ST & Air win the awards. These two fresh start-ups will get cache’ and media notice to the general public.
New Civic is a turd. But it makes car of the year consideration…..go figure.
You know this from personal experience?
What is a “NACTOY” ?????
Yep. This is gmauthority.com, alright.