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Honda Accord, Lincoln Navigator and Volvo XC60 Take top Honors at NAIAS

Honda Accord, Lincoln Navigator and Volvo XC60 Take top Honors at NAIAS

The Honda Accord won vehicle of the Year on Monday at the Detroit Auto Show.

The award for the 2018 vehicle of the year went to the Honda Accord, the Lincoln Navigator was named truck of the year, and the Volvo XC60 won utility of the year at the North American International Auto Show on Monday. It was the Accord's first win, and the first time it went head to head with the Camry for the award. The Navigator beat out the Chevrolet Colorado and its Ford Expedition brother.

Gary Gastelu is FoxNews.com's Automotive Editor.

Sixty U.S. and Canadian automotive journalists serve as judges for the awards program, which patterned itself after the European Car of the Year.

Henio Arcangeli Jr., senior vice-president for Honda's auto sales division, said the award represents "not resting on past. achievements". The utility category is specifically for car-based crossovers and minivans. Among the redesigned Honda Odyssey, redesigned Volvo XC60 and brand-new Alfa Romeo Stelvio, the Swede reigned supreme.

Roughly 60 jurors from print, online, and broadcast new publications in the United States and Canada chose the winners from a pool of dozens of new vehicles, which were tallied by Deloitte LLP.

The panel started out with evaluating 35 vehicles prior to narrowing the list down to three per category. The winners of the 2017 awards were the Chevy Bolt EV, Chrylser Pacifica, and Honda Ridgeline.

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