The contenders for the 2014 North American Car & Truck of the year award have been announced.

In the car of the year category which is currently held by the Cadillac ATS, the list features sportier models such as the BMW 4-series and Corvette Stingray as well as the high production Mazda3, Mazda6 and Toyota Corolla.

Meanwhile, the Truck of the Year award held by Ram 1500 will be contested by trucks, SUVs and crossovers.

The winners will be announced at the Detroit Auto Show in January.

2014 North American Car of the Year short list:

  • BMW 4 Series
  • Cadillac CTS
  • Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
  • Chevrolet Impala
  • Infiniti Q50
  • Jaguar F-Type
  • Kia Cadenza
  • Lexus IS
  • Mazda3
  • Mazda6
  • Mercedes-Benz CLA
  • Toyota Corolla

2014 North American Truck/Utility of the Year short list:

  • Acura MDX
  • BMW X5
  • Buick Encore
  • Chevrolet Silverado
  • GMC Sierra
  • Hyundai Santa Fe LWB
  • Jeep Cherokee
  • Kia Sorento
  • Land Rover Range Rover Sport
  • Nissan Rogue
  • Subaru Forester
  • Toyota Tundra

Gallery: 2014 North American Car & Truck of the Year award short list announced

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