The Hyundai Elantra and Range Rover Evoque have been crowned the 2012 North American Car and Truck of the Year.

The Hyundai Elantra and Range Rover Evoque have been crowned the 2012 North American Car and Truck of the Year.

Selected by a jury of fifty automotive journalists from Canada and the United States, the models were praised for being sporty and luxurious.

In the end, the Elantra received 174 points while the Volkswagen Passat and Ford Focus had 161 and 155 points, respectively. On the truck side, the Evoque garnered 254 points which easily beat its nearest rival, the Honda CR-V, by 112 points.

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2012 North American Car and Truck of the Year announced