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North American Auto Show: Genesis G70, Ram 1500, Hyundai Kona win car, truck, utility of the year

Genesis G70
The Genesis G70 is the North American Car of the Year

The 2019 North American International Auto Show is underway in Detroit, and Hyundai is this year's big winner. The company's luxury brand, Genesis, won Car of the Year for the G-70. And the Hyundai Kona won Utility of the Year.

The Ram 1500 was awarded Truck of the Year, beating out two pickups from General Motors: the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and the GMC Sierra 1500.

Ram 1500 and Hyundai Kona
Credit Ram, Hyundai
The Ram 1500 won Truck of the Year, while the Hyundai Kona won Utility of the Year.

Other finalists were the Honda Insight and Volvo S60 for car of the year, and the Acura RDX and Jaguar I-Pace in the utility category.

The North American International Car and Truck of the Year award is a sought-after bragging point for companies that win.

Winners are chosen by a panel of automotive journalists.

Emma is a communications specialist with the digital team at Michigan Radio. She works across all departments at Michigan Radio, with a hand in everything from digital marketing and fundraising to graphic design and website maintenance. She also produces the station's daily newsletter, The Michigan Radio Beat.
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