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Entries in Canadian Car of the Year (7)


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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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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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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Hyundai Azera getting cold in Genesis’ shadow

Sales of the Hyundai Azera in Canada were down over 50% last month compared to December ’07 according to figures published in the latest issue of Canadian Auto World. I wonder why? Could it have to do with the fact that for just $1,000 more and a short walk across the showroom you can get a car that’s in a whole other league?

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Top three announced for 2009 Canadian Car or Utility Vehicle of the Year

The international accounting firm KPMG has announced the top three finalists for overall 2009 Canadian Car of the Year and the Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year honours.

The winners will be declared on Wednesday, February 11 2009 during media day at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto. The winners of the Best New Design award and the Best New Technology award, presented by Shell Canada, will also be declared at that time.

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Hyundai Genesis Canadian car of the year?

The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada's choice for Canadian Car of the Year won't be announced until the Toronto Auto Show in February but speculation has already begun. Auto journalist Jeremy Cato has cast his vote for the Hyundai Genesis.

"When talking about the Genesis, the Hyundai people link the sound system to Rolls-Royce, they compare the slipperyness of the design to a Lexus GS and the spaciousness of the interior to a Mercedes-Benz S-Class and a BMW 7-Series that costs three, four, even five times as much. All legitimate."

We'll know in a few weeks which vehicle will be chosen but there's no doubt that Cato is a fan of the Genesis.

Read his complete article right here.



AJAC begins Canadian Car of the Year testing

It’s that time of year again when the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada begins its week-long testing to name the 2009 Canadian Car of the Year and Truck of the Year in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario.

Automobile journalists from across Canada will test new vehicles back-to-back to determine winners in each category. Winners in each class will be announced on Friday and journalists will then drive and vote to determine the final winners, who will be announced at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto in February 2009.

Vehicles will be tested in 14 categories by segment and price. There will also be testing and voting for Best New Technology and Best New Green Technology.