It was back in September that we learned the new 2020 Corvette Stingray was one of the semi-finalists for the North American Car of the Year Award and today the Corvette has been named as one of the top three finalists for the award.
The Chevrolet Corvette was previously named the North American Car of the Year following the reveal of the new 2014 Corvette Stingray in January 2013. And the new 2020 Corvette just earned the coveted MotorTrend Car of the Year Award earlier this week.
The 2020 Corvette will face off against the new Toyota Supra and the Hyundai Sonata midsize sedan. The Toyota Supra represents the return of an iconic nameplate with a car built in partnership between Toyota and BMW while the new Hyundai Sonata represents the lastest refresh for the mid-size sedan from the Korean automaker.
A jury of 50 auto journalists have been testing the various cars with many having an opportunity to drive the new Corvette at a round-up event in early October.
The original 11 finalists for the NACTOY awards included the following:
- BMW 3 Series
- Chevrolet Corvette
- Hyundai Sonata
- Kia Soul
- Mercedes-Benz A-Class
- Polestar 1
- Porsche 911
- Subaru Legacy
- Toyota Supra
- Volkswagen Arteon
The list of finalists for the Trucks and Utility vehicles were also released but the Chevrolet Corvette is the only GM vehicle that made it to the final round. Those other finalists were:
- Hyundai Palisade
- Kia Telluride
- Lincoln Aviator
- Ford Ranger
- Jeep Gladiator
- Ram HD pickup
The North American Car, Truck, and Utility Vehicle of the Year awards will be announced on January 13, 2020, at 8 a.m. in Detroit.
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