Toronto, Ontario – The Chevrolet Cruze has been named the Canadian Car of the Year, while the Ford Edge took Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year, as voted by members of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC). The announcements were made at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto.

Also taking trophies were Mercedes-Benz, as its SLS-Class was named Best New Design, while Ford took a second award for Best New Technology with its inflatable rear seatbelts.

The top winners were also the winners in their respective classes, as voted by AJAC members. The testing took place last October at Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, with more than 70 journalists from across Canada participating. Each vehicle is driven back-to-back on the same day against other vehicles in its category, both on public roads and either on a track or off-road course, and judged on both objective and subjective data.

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