Finalists announced for North American Car and Truck of the Year


From the Detroit Free Press
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Fuel efficiency and new electric car technology helped several cars and trucks battle their way into the finalist ring for North American Car and Truck of the Year — a highly anticipated award in the auto industry.

The finalists were announced Thursday at an event hosted by the Automotive Press Association. For Car of the Year: Chevrolet Volt, Hyundai Sonata and Nissan Leaf. For Truck of the Year: Dodge Durango, Ford Explorer and Jeep Grand Cherokee.

The North American Car and Truck of the Year awards are given by a jury of 49 veteran automotive journalists from Canada and the U.S. The winners will be announced on Jan. 10 at the Detroit auto show. Here is a closer look:

Chevrolet Volt: After nearly four years of anticipation, Chevrolet’s extended-range electric car has arrived. It travels 25-50 miles on an electric charge before switching over to a gas generator. Price: $41,000 (before tax credits of up to $7,500). Mileage: EPA rated 35 miles per charge and then 37 m.p.g.

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