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Car and Truck of the Year announced
Jim Kiertzner previews the finalists in the competition for the North American Car and Truck of the Year at the North American International Auto Show.
A Cadillac ATS in the Atrium of Cobo Center for the revealing on the North American Car of the Year.
A Ram truck on display in the Atrium of Cobo Center for the reveal of the North American Truck/Utility of the Year.
COBO CENTER (WXYZ) - The 2013 North American International Auto Show kicked off at Cobo Center with a bang. The Cadillac ATS and Ram 1500 won North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year honors.
Six vehicles were competing for the biggest honor of the show, with three in each category.
The finalists for North American Car of Year were the Cadillac ATS, the Ford Fusion and the Honda Accord.
The finalists for North American Truck/Utility of the Year were the Ford C-Max, the Mazda CX-5 and the Ram 1500.
This is the first year the award has been classified as North American Truck/Utility of the year. The word "Utility" has been added because of the growing number of crossovers on the market.
This was the fifth time that the Big 3 have swept the award since it was created in 1994.