January 27, 2005

Motoring TV announces 2005 Car of the Year winners

Toronto, Ontario – Motoring TV, now in its 18th season on TSN, has announced its 2005’s Car of the Year Winners.

The overall Car of the Year was awarded to the Chrysler 300C/Dodge Magnum. Nominees were the Chevrolet Corvette, Chrysler 300C/Dodge Magnum, and Honda Accord Hybrid.

The individual category winners were as follows:

  • Sports Car – Chevrolet Corvette
    Nominees: BMW 645Ci, Chevrolet Corvette, Ford Mustang

  • Economy Car – Chevrolet Cobalt/Pontiac Pursuit
    Nominees: Chevrolet Cobalt/Pontiac Pursuit, Kia Spectra5, Mercedes-Benz

  • SUV – BMW X3
    Nominees: BMW X3, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Pathfinder

  • Family Car – Honda Accord Hybrid
    Nominees: Honda Accord Hybrid, Subaru Legacy, Pontiac G6

  • Affordable Sports Car – Toyota Corolla XRS
    Nominees: Ford Focus ST, Mazdaspeed Miata, Toyota Corolla XRS

  • Pick-Up Truck – Dodge Dakota
    Nominees: Dodge Dakota, Nissan Frontier, Toyota Tacoma

  • Luxury – Chrysler 300C/Dodge Magnum
    Nominees: Acura RL, Cadillac STS, Chrysler 300C/Dodge Magnum

  • Minivan – Honda Odyssey
    Nominees: Dodge Grand Caravan, Honda Odyssey, Saturn Relay

  • Convertible – Mini Cooper S
    Nominees: Chrysler PT Cruiser, Mercedes-Benz SLK350, Mini Cooper S

  • Crossover/Wagon – Subaru Outback/Legacy
    Nominees: Ford Freestyle, Mazda6 Wagon, Subaru Outback/Legacy

Repeat dates and times for the Motoring 2005 Car of the Year one-hour
special on TSN are: Thursday January 27 at 1:00 am; and, Saturday January 29 at 3:30 am, and prior to the live TSN coverage of the Daytona 500 on Sunday, February 20, 2005 at 12:00pm (EST).

Motoring is currently in its 18th season and is TSN and Bradford Productions’ longest running program. Over the past 18 years Motoring has been the recipient of numerous journalistic and automotive broadcast awards. Bradford recently celebrated their 20th anniversary in 2004. Program details and a full list of awards and accomplishments are available at www.motoringtv.com.

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