Cadillac ATS and Ram 1500 Named Car/Truck of the Year at NAIAS

Cadillac ATS and Ram 1500 Named Car/Truck of the Year at NAIAS

ATS images courtesy Cadillac

Kicking things off on the first day of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit were the announcements of Car and Truck of the Year. This year’s honors went to the Ram 1500 for top truck/utility, and the Cadillac ATS was named North American Car of the Year for 2013.

The winners were selected by a jury of 49 automotive journalists from the US and Canada, and the awards were handed out during opening ceremonies at the auto show earlier today.

To be eligible, vehicles must be all new or substantially changed for the model year being voted on.

Cadillac ATS and Ram 1500 Named Car/Truck of the Year at NAIAS  Cadillac ATS and Ram 1500 Named Car/Truck of the Year at NAIAS

Ram images courtesy Chrysler

The awards – 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.

Cadillac ATS and Ram 1500 Named Car/Truck of the Year at NAIAS  Cadillac ATS and Ram 1500 Named Car/Truck of the Year at NAIAS  Cadillac ATS and Ram 1500 Named Car/Truck of the Year at NAIAS

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David was editor of AutoworldToday at Today Newspapers in the Dallas suburbs until its closing in 2009. He was also webmaster and photographer/videographer. He got started doing photography for the newspaper while working as a firefighter/paramedic in one of his towns, and began working for the newspaper group full-time in 1992. David entered automotive journalism in 1998 and became AutoworldToday editor in 2002. On the average, he drives some 100 new vehicles each year. He enjoys the great outdoors and as an avid fly fisherman, as is his spouse Tish. He especially enjoys nature photography and is inspired by the works of Ansel Adams.

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