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Entries in AJAC (22)

Friday
Feb172012

Volkswagen Touareg TDI wins Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year

After first being named "Best New SUV/CUV ($35,000 to $60,000)" in the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada's annual "Test Fest" last fall (beating the X1, Durango, Explorer and Evoque), the 2012 Touareg TDI was named overall Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year.

The Touareg beat out the BMW X3 (Best New SUV/CUV over $60k) and the Dodge Journey (Best New SUV/CUV under 35K).

More after the jump.

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Friday
Feb172012

Canadian Car of the Year announced

In an early morning press conference at the opening of the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto, the Hyundai Elantra was declared the 2012 Canadian Car of the Year (CCOTY) by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC).

The Elantra was up against the Hyundai Accent and the Kia Optima. All three were among many vehicles put through a series of tests by 70 Canadian automotive journalists in the last week of October, 2011.

The win comes just over a month after the car was named the 2012 North American car of the year during the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, where it edged out the Ford Focus and Volkswagen Passat.

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Tuesday
Feb142012

Kia Optima named Vehicle of the Year by Motoring TV

Kia has another award to add to the trophy case today. Motoring TV has crowned the 2012 Optima as their overall vehicle of the year. This is the first time a vehicle manufacturer has won the award back-to-back in the program’s 22-year history.

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Tuesday
Oct112011

2012 AJAC Car of The Year nominations are in

This year the Chevrolet Cruze won the 2011 AJAC Car Of The Year but its reign will soon be over, as another vehicle will take its crown. Later this month AJAC members will gather at Niagara District Airport in Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON to test drive the latest vehicles on sale or soon-to-be on sale in Canada for the 2012 model year.

So which models have been nominated for the 2012 AJAC Car Of The Year? Click the jump to find out.

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Friday
Jan142011

Finalists released for 2011 Canadian Car of the Year

Earlier this week, AutoNorth brought you the North American Car and Truck award winners live from Detroit. Today we have the top three finalist for the AJAC Canadian Car of the Year and Canadian Truck of the year. The winners will be unveiled in Toronto on February 17th at the Canadian International Auto Show.

Click the link to see who the finalist are for Canadian Car of the Year.

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Friday
Oct292010

And the Winners are... AJAC TestFest Category Winners Announced

AJAC journalists have spent all week torturously driving over 150 new cars in 11 categories that have been released over the past year, and after the dust settled, the results are finally in. We announced the category entries earlier this week (link) and you guys made a lot of educated guesses in the comments section. Let's see who was right!

Hit the jump to see the list of category winners.

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Thursday
Feb112010

Volkswagen Golf GTI wins AJAC Canadian Car of the Year

Just moments ago the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada announced the winner of the 2010 Canadian Car of the Year Award.

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Tuesday
Jan262010

Canadian Car of the Year finalists announced

The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada has announced the finalists for the 2010 COTY awards.

After winning the North American Car of the Year and North American Truck of the Year awards for the 2010 Fusion and 2010 TransitConnect, Ford was unable to secure a top three spot in the Canadian awards, although Ford is a finalist in "Best New Technology," "Best New Design" and "Best New Green Technology."

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Friday
Oct302009

AJAC Canadian Car of the Year category winners announced

The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada's annual TesFest is over and the results are in.

Which models won? Check them out after the jump.

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Tuesday
Oct272009

Test Fest: 2010 Canadian Car of the Year Awards

Yes, it's that time of year again folks. Automotive journalists from across Canada are converging on Ontario this week, testing vehicles back-to-back to name the Canadian Car of the Year and Canadian Truck of the Year winners for 2010.

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