Ten GM vehicle models are among the candidates for the 30th annual North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year Awards, or NACTOY, competing for the “Best of 2024” award in a collaboration between the NACTOY organization and the Detroit Auto Dealers Association.
The GM vehicles are part of the initial group of eligible vehicles, with several more rounds ahead to narrow down the choices to a single winner in each category, NACTOY said in its announcement.
The Awards have consisted of three categories since 2017, with car, truck, and utility vehicle of the year segments. GM has a single candidate for the 2024 North American Car of the Year category, the hybrid-powered Chevy Corvette E-Ray that is new for the 2024 model year.
GM has three eligible vehicles in the 2024 North American Truck of the Year category. These include the all-electric, all-new Chevy Silverado EV with its available Midgate and Multi-Flex tailgate cargo features, plus a pair of ICE pickups, the midsize GMC Canyon and Chevy Colorado.
The 2024 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year category is where GM truly shines, with six candidates, including several electric models. The list includes the new-for-North America Buick Envista, the refreshed Cadillac XT4, the all-new and highly popular second-generation 2024 Chevy Trax, the Chevy Blazer EV, the Chevy Equinox EV, and the GMC Hummer EV SUV.
NACTOY will choose semifinalists from the list of eligible vehicles, including the ten models from GM, on September 13th. The Awards no longer use the term “semifinalists” for these choices, instead referring to them as “The Best of 2024.” These semifinalist entries will be chosen and announced at the Huntington Place convention center.
Two further steps are to follow. NACTOY will announce the finalists on November 16th at the Los Angeles Auto Show, while the actual category winners will finally be declared at a separate Awards event on January 4th, 2024. The winners are picked “by an independent jury of automotive journalists from the United States and Canada” according to NACTOY.
Jeff Gilbert, NACTOY president, remarked that the jurors “represent a cross section of views from fifty top automotive journalists” who “look at vehicles from their own personal perspective.” NACTOY says that for this reason the Awards are often viewed as more unbiased than usual by the automotive industry, the media, and the public.