The race for the 2016 North American Car of the Year Awards has already started, with a lot of manufacturers to enlist their favorite models. BMW tops the list with its recently unveiled 2016 BMW 7-Series at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show.
There were 57 journalists from Canada and the United States to vote the “Short List” with the cars that would compete at the 2016 North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year Awards. Each category initially contained as much as 15 cars, with the short lists now comprising 10 cars for North American Car of the Year Short List Awards, and 12 cars for the North American Truck/Utility of the Year Short List Awards. BMW has been voted the first model to compete in the first category.
In order to be eligible for the car of the year award, a car must accomplish several mandatory conditions: it must be a good seller, must come with some important modifications at the exterior, interior and under the hood, and must be driven at the Hell Creek Ranch, Hell, Michigan, by a number of journalists, starting October 13 to 15.
The list will compress to only three vehicles for each category, with both winners to be announced at the 2016 North American International Auto Show, next January.
Please find below the nominee vehicles for both categories:
2016 North American Car of the Year Short List Awards
Mazda MX-5 Miata
2016 North American Truck/Utility of the Year Short List Awards
Nissan Titan XD
Tesla Model X