The 2015 North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year candidates have been announced.

The 2015 North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year candidates have been announced.

Last week we found out the long list of candidates for the 2015 European Car of the Year and now time has come to have a look at the nominees for the 2015 North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year. The NACTOY panel consists of 60 jurors - an increase of ten compared to the previous year - who will have to test drive all cars this fall and will organize a round of voting to come up with a "short list". After that, the remaining cars will be analyzed once again and then the jurors will elaborate a short list of three finalists for each category. The winner will be announced in January 2015 at the North American Car of the Year in Detroit.

Here are all the nominees for both awards:

Cars

Trucks/Utilities

As a reminder, the 2014 North American Car of the Year award was given to the Cadillac ATS while the Ram 1500 went home with the North American Truck/Utility of the Year award.

2015 North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year candidates announced