The Cadillac Lyriq is among the new vehicles eligible for a 2023 North American Car of the Year Award.
Jurors released the full list of eligible vehicles for the upcoming edition of 2023 North American Car of the Year Awards this week. The Cadillac Lyriq is one of 31 vehicles up for the Utility of the Year award and will face stiff competition from other battery-electric crossovers like the Kia EV6, Volvo C40 Recharge, Genesis GV60, Audi Q4 e-tron, Mazda MX-30, Nissan Ariya, Subaru Solterra, Toyota bZ4X and Rivian R1S.
Jurors said that as of June 15th, 2022, automakers have confirmed plans to launch 13 all-new or substantially new cars, along with three trucks, and 31 utility vehicles this year in North America that meet the Car of the Year eligibility requirements. NACTOY President Gary Witzenburg says this large number of eligible entrants can be attributed to the number of new EVs set to the hit market in the near future.
“This high number of eligible vehicles highlights the wide range of choices consumers have among new vehicles this year,” Witzenburg said. “driven primarily by increased offerings of battery electric vehicles, the continued popularity of the utility category, and arrivals of new OEMs. We look forward to testing and evaluating this diverse list of exciting vehicles to determine this year’s three NACTOY Award winners.”
The 2022 North American Car of the Year was the latest iteration of the Honda Civic compact car, which was redesigned for this year. The Utility of the Year award went to the Ford Bronco, while the Ford Maverick pickup secured Truck of the Year honors. The GMC Hummer EV Pickup and Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing were both eligible for the 2022 North American Car of the Year awards but failed to make the shortlist.
The winners of the North American Car of the Year awards will be announced in early January of next year.