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Acura, Ford & Kia win North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year awards

Ford F-150 Lightning
Posted at 8:56 AM, Jan 11, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-11 12:37:08-05

(WXYZ) — The North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year winners were announced during a ceremony in Detroit this morning.

You can watch the live announcement here at 11 a.m.

In November, they named the nine finalists that were in the running.

“Our nine finalists for 2023 represent a diverse cross-section of this year’s best new vehicles, ranging from sports cars to powerful pickups to three electric utility vehicles – which is the first time in our history that all three finalists in a specific category are battery-electric,” said NACTOY President Gary Witzenburg in a statement.

The winners for each category are:

North American Car of the Year: Acura Integra

North American Truck of the Year: Ford F-150 Lightning

North American Utility Vehicle of the Year: Kia EV6

The finalists for each category are listed below:

North American Car of the Year™

  • Acura Integra 
  • Genesis G80 EV 
  • Nissan Z 

North American Truck of the Year™

  • Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 
  • Ford F-150 Lightning 

  • Lordstown Endurance 

North American Utility Vehicle of the Year™

  • Cadillac Lyriq 

  • Genesis GV60 

  • Kia EV6