Genesis G70, Ram 1500, Hyundai Kona win Car, Truck & Utility of the Year

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Posted at 7:15 AM, Jan 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-14 08:52:55-05

DETROIT (AP) — The North American Car, Truck and Utility Vehicle of the Year was revealed Monday morning at Detroit's Cobo Center during the North American International Auto Show.

The Hyundai Genesis G70, Ram 1500 and Hyundai Kona/Kona EV were named the top car, truck and utility of the year, respectively.

Last year's winners were the Honda Accord, Lincoln Navigator and the Volvo XC60.

About 55 automotive journalists serve as judges. Eligible vehicles must be new or substantially changed.

Organizers accept no advertising, though automakers try to capitalize on the marketing value of the awards, which are now in their 25th year.