2013 Cadillac ATS named North American Car of the Year

Posted on Jan 15, 2013 by

2013 Cadillac ATS named North American Car of the Year at the 2013 Detroit Motor Show

American car makers dominated as the took the North American Car of the Year and the Ram 1500 won the North American Truck/Utility of the Year at the ongoing 2013 .

The winners were chosen by a jury of 49 automotive journalists from the United States and Canada.

The – now in their 20th year – are unique in the United States because instead of being given by a single media outlet they are awarded by a group of automotive journalists from the United States and Canada who represent magazines, television, radio, newspapers and web sites.

The awards are designed to recognize the most outstanding new vehicles of the year. These vehicles are benchmarks in their segments based on factors including innovation, comfort, design, safety, handling, driver satisfaction and value for the dollar.

The jurors gave the ATS 207 points, the Accord 159 points and the Fusion 124 points.

It was the first win for ATS and the fifth car win for General Motors. The CTS was a finalist in 2008.

More information on the awards — including names of the jurors, previous finalists and winners — is available at: www.northamericancaroftheyear.org.

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