Here's the 18th year annual 2011 North American Car of the Year Awards "short list" as selected by automotive journalists from the United States and Canada who represent magazines, television, radio, newspapers and web sites.
27 new cars were eligible and cut down 14 semi-finalists while there were only 14 trucks eligible so no voting was needed to cut that list. The three car and three truck finalists will be announced on December 16th at an Automotive Press Association luncheon in Detroit and the final two winners - car & truck - will be announced in January at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
2011 North American Car of the Year Short List:
Audi A8, Buick Regal, Chevrolet Cruze, Chevrolet Volt, Ford Fiesta, Hyundai Sonata/2.0T/Hybrid, Infiniti M37/56, Jaguar XJ, Kia Optima, Mazda Mazda2, Nissan Juke, Nissan Leaf, Volkswagen Jetta, Volvo S60.
2011 North American Truck of the Year Short List:
Dodge Durango, Ford Edge, Ford Explorer, Honda Odyssey, Hyundai Tucson, Infiniti QX56, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Kia Sorento, Kia Sportage, Lincoln MKX, Mercedes-Benz R-Class, Porsche Cayenne, Toyota Sienna, Volkswagen Touareg.
Who would you vote for?