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ICOTY Names Car/Truck-of-the-Year Finalists

Domestics take lead, Japanese notably absent.

by on Oct.29, 2009

The 2010 Chevrolet Camaro is one of three finalists for International Car of the Year. Notably ICOTY choose no Japanese products for either truck or car finalists.

The 2010 Chevrolet Camaro is one of three finalists for International Car of the Year. Notably ICOTY choose no Japanese products in either truck or car finalist categories.

Detroit overwhelmingly dominated the choice of finalists for the International Car and Truck of the Year awards while Japanese brands were notably absent from the top six picks.

The selection suggests that while the Big Three still have their struggles ahead, they’re beginning to put out a host of increasingly competitive products.

General Motors and Ford Motor Co. each placed one of the three finalists, with Hyundai and Volvo contributing the other picks.

The nominees for Car of the Year include:

On the Truck of the Year side, ICOTY’s judges picked:

(Click on the highlighted links, above, to read TheDetroitBureau.com’s own reviews.)

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The ICOTY judges are told to look at a variety of features, including innovativeness, performance, quality, and that hard-to-describe emotionally compelling factor.

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