The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada has announced its shortlist for the 2018 Canadian Car of the Year and Utility Vehicle of the Year.
The final vehicles that have topped the list are the Honda Accord (Best Large Car in Canada), Mazda 3 (Best Small Car in Canada), and Volvo S90/V90 (Best Large Premium Car in Canada). The other three cars in the utility vehicle of the year category are the Chrysler Pacifica (Best Minivan in Canada), Mazda CX-5 (Best Small Utility Vehicle in Canada), and Mazda CX-9 (Best Large Utility Vehicle in Canada).
In previous years, eligible vehicles were only cars that were new to the market, but this year it also includes all new vehicles available to Canadian drivers.
The winners will be announced February 15th at the Canadian International AutoShow in Toronto.
“The automobile and the automotive industry as a whole are undergoing rapid and exciting transformation, both in Canada and globally,” said Peter Hatges, national automotive leader at KPMG Canada.
“This marquee event is more relevant than ever as breakthroughs in product design and technology are pushing the auto industry to new levels of sophistication,” added Tammy Brown, national industry leader at industrial markets, KPMG Canada.