Hyundai Elantra (top); Land Rover Evoque. Click image to enlarge

Detroit, Michigan – The Hyundai Elantra has been named the North American Car of the Year, while the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque took the North American Truck of the Year honours at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

The awards are voted by a group of auto journalists from Canada and the United States.

The Elantra was one of three finalists that included the Ford Focus and Volkswagen Passat, while the Evoque won over the BMW X3 and Honda CR-V.

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