2018 Honda Accord Named North American Car of the Year!
On January 15, 2018, the Detroit Auto Show announced this years Car, Utility and Truck of the year awards. As one of the most prestigious awards in the industry, we are excited that the 2018 Honda Accord has been named the North American Car of the Year (NACTOY)! This marks the third consecutive year that a Honda model has received top honors from the North American jury of automotive journalists, with the 2016 Honda Civic and the 2017 Honda Ridgeline previously.
About the Accord
Completely redesigned from the ground-up, the all-new Accord features a lighter and more rigid body structure, an advanced new chassis design wrapped in a more sophisticated, sleek and athletic design with tip class interior space and comfort. The drivetrain options include two all-new, high-torque VTEC® Turbo engines, the world’s first 10-speed automatic transmission for a front-drive car and a new generation of Honda’s two-motor hybrid technology. The Accord also includes a host of new safety, driver-assistive and connected-car technologies.
How NACTOY is Chosen
The North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year Award is given by a group of approximately 60 expert print and broadcast journalists members of the North American automotive media. It’s distinctive because it is not tied to a single publication, radio or television station but determined by an independent group of journalists from the United States and Canada. Presented each year at the opening of the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, NACTOY recognizes the most outstanding vehicle of the year based on multiple factors including innovation, design, safety performance, handling, driver satisfaction, and value.
Read more about NACTOY here: northamericancaroftheyear.org