BEST VEHICLES IN CANADA FOR 2019 ANNOUNCED ACROSS 12 CATEGORIES BY AUTOMOBILE JOURNALISTS ASSOCIATION OF CANADA
This announcement moves nine vehicle manufacturers one step closer to winning the ultimate accolades of 2019 Canadian Car of the Year and 2019 Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year.
These winners were selected from across 55 entries, including last year’s category winners and this year’s next-generation or significantly updated vehicles. Voting data was collected anonymously from more than 1,500 ballots submitted by nearly 70 AJAC journalist members, who collectively comprise the most esteemed group of professional automotive media in Canada. AJAC journalists, based across the country from Vancouver to Halifax, drove the vehicles over more than six months on the very same roads and in the same conditions experienced daily by Canadian drivers from coast to coast.
“Our journalist members are among the most discerning and objective automotive reviewers anywhere, and not one of them takes the duty of selecting these award winners lightly,” said Mark Richardson, President of AJAC. “Canadians can look to this list with confidence, knowing that each vehicle has been chosen as being a standout in its segment by experts who understand the unique challenges of daily driving in this country.”
All 12 of these vehicles now qualify to be named 2019 Canadian Car of the Year or 2019 Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year. These awards will be presented as part of the opening ceremonies for the Canadian International AutoShow in Toronto on February 14, 2019.
The 2019 Canadian Green Car of the Year and 2019 Canadian Green Utility Vehicle of the Year awards, bestowed upon those deemed to be the best among fuel-efficient or electrified vehicles available in Canada, will be presented at the Vancouver International Auto Show on Tuesday, March 19, 2019.
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About the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC)
The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) is an association of professional journalists, writers, photographers, and corporate members whose focus is the automobile and the Canadian automotive industry. Collectively, our primary objectives are to promote, encourage, support, and facilitate professionalism in Canadian automotive journalism and to ensure factual and ethical reporting about the automobile and automotive issues to Canadian consumers. This is achieved through the work of our members and AJAC’s annual vehicle testing and evaluation events, the Canadian Car of the Year and Utility Vehicle of the Year Awards (CCOTY and CUVOTY), Innovation Awards, and EcoRun.