The contenders for the 2013 North American Car of the Year and 2013 North American Truck/Utility of the Year awards have been announced, revealing two diverse lists of all-new and heavily updated models.
The comprehensive line-ups essentially name all of the vehicles eligible for the 2013 awards. From the 45 cars, pick-up trucks and SUVs named below, the 50-member jury will create a shortlist of approximately a dozen later this year, before culling those to leave three finalists in both categories.
After the votes have been tallied, the winners will be revealed at the 2013 Detroit motor show in January.
An important name change has taken place this year, with the old award for trucks (what Australians call utes) now revised to officially encompass trucks and utilities (called SUVs in Australia). The updated category comprises both traditional body-on-frame commercial vehicles and more modern crossover-style vehicles.
2013 North American Car of the Year contenders:
2013 North American Truck/Utility of the Year contenders: