With 2015 nearing the end, US car magazine Motor Trend has announced its “Car of the Year” finalists, in three separate categories.
First off, we have the ‘2016 Car of the Year’ short list which includes a variety of vehicles, starting with the “hydrogen-eating” Toyota Mirai, going through the new BMW 7-Series and ending with the Mercedes-AMG GT S. Besides these, the list also includes the Mazda MX-5 Miata, the Honda Civic, the Chevrolet Camaro and the Audi TT, all brand new, of course.
The ‘2016 Truck of the Year’ finalists are dominated by General Motors with their Chevy Colorado and Silverado, and the GMC Canyon and Sierra. The Nissan Titan XD and the Toyota Tacoma are also found here.
Last but not least, Motor Trend added five different vehicles on its ‘2016 SUV of the Year’ nominees list which includes the Mercedes-Benz GLE / GLE Coupe, the Volvo XC90, the Nissan Murano, the Honda Pilot and the Lincoln MKX.
Journalists from the magazine together with two special guest star judges, cast their votes, with each vehicle being evaluated against six key criteria: safety, advancement in design, efficiency, value, performance of intended function and engineering excellence. The winners in each category will be announced in a single red carpet event, on November 16, in front of an audience of industry insiders and celebrities.
“2016 Motor Trend Car Of The Year Finalists”
BMW 7 Series
Mazda MX-5 Miata
Mercedes AMG GT S
“2016 Motor Trend Truck Of The Year Finalists”
Nissan Titan XD
“2016 Motor Trend SUV Of The Year Finalists”
Mercedes-Benz GLE/GLE Coupe