November 8, 2004
Candidates for North American Car/Truck of the Year announced
Ann Arbor, Michigan – After a two-day test-drive of 17 cars and 12 trucks, journalist-jurors for the North American Car and Truck of the Year award will vote on six finalists to be announced December 13th in Detroit. The final two winners, the North American Car of the Year and North American Truck of the Year, will be announced January 9th, 2005, the first press day of the North American International Auto Show.
The seventeen car candidates are the Acura RL, Audi A6, BMW 6-Series, Buick LaCrosse, Cadillac STS, Chevrolet Corvette, Chrysler 300/300C, Dodge Magnum, Ford Five-Hundred, Ford Mustang, Honda Accord Hybrid, Honda Odyssey, Pontiac G6, Porsche 911, Scion tC, Subaru Legacy, and Volvo S40/V50.
The twelve truck candidates are Chevrolet Equinox, Dodge Dakota, Ford Escape Hybrid, Ford Freestyle, Ford F-Series Super Duty, Hyundai Tucson, Infiniti QX56, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Land Rover LR3, Nissan Frontier, Nissan Pathfinder, and Toyota Tacoma.