DETROIT (January 14, 2013)--The Cadillac ATS and Ram 1500 pickup were unveiled Monday as the North American Car and Truck of the Year winners at the Cobo Center in Detroit.
Car finalists were the Cadillac ATS, Ford Fusion, and Honda Accord.
Truck and utility vehicle finalists were the Ford C-Max, Mazda CX-5, along with the Ram.
Forty-nine automotive journalists voted on the winning vehicles from the list of finalists.
A vehicle must be all new or substantially changed to be eligible for the awards, which are in the 20th year.
Organizers accept no advertising, although carmakers try to capitalize on the marketing value of the honors.