North American “Car of the Year” and “Truck of the Year” list announced image

If the Europeans managed to cut down their “Car of the Year” list to 34 models, the American version of the award has 17 cars on the list, added to the “Truck of the Year” where we can find another 7 light trucks, and even if the award will be handed in the United States, most of the vehicles have been made in Europe or Asia.

As a reminder, the 2011 “Car of the Year” award in the US was given to Chevrolet Volt, while the Ford Explorer has been named “Truck of the Year”.

The 2012 winners of the “Car” and “Truck” of the year will be announced in January at the Detroit Auto Show. You can see the nominees below.

“2012 Car of the Year” in North America
• Audi A6
• Audi A7
• Buick Verano
• Chevrolet Sonic
• Chrysler 300/SRT-8
• Fiat 500
• Ford Focus
• Hyundai Accent
• Hyundai Elantra
• Hyundai Veloster
• Kia Rio/Rio 5
• Scion iQ
• Subaru Impreza
• Toyota Camry
• Toyota Prius V
• VW Beetle
• VW Passat

“2012 Truck of the Year” in North America
• BMW X3
• Honda CR-V
• Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
• Mercedes-Benz M-Class
• Mini Countryman
• Nissan Quest
• Saab 9-4X