Finalists announced for North American Car and Truck of the Year

From the Detroit Free Press

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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