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These are your 2017 NACTOY award finalists

These nine vehicles are set to contend for some of the auto industry's most coveted awards.

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Chris Paukert
Following stints in TV news production and as a record company publicist, Chris spent most of his career in automotive publishing. Mentored by Automobile Magazine founder David E. Davis Jr., Paukert succeeded Davis as editor-in-chief of Winding Road, a pioneering e-mag, before serving as Autoblog's executive editor from 2008 to 2015. Chris is a Webby and Telly award-winning video producer and has served on the jury of the North American Car and Truck of the Year awards. He joined the CNET team in 2015, bringing a small cache of odd, underappreciated cars with him.
Chris Paukert
Chevrolet Bolt EV
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2017 North American Car of the Year Finalist: Chevrolet Bolt

Chevrolet's Bolt EV has beat Tesla's Model 3 to market as the industry's first long-range affordable EV. The versatile five-door hatchback has loads of interior space and is surprisingly entertaining to drive, too.

2017 Genesis G90
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2017 North American Car of the Year Finalist: Genesis G90

As the flagship of Hyundai's newly created Genesis luxury brand, the G90 will take on competitors like the Lexus LS and Mercedes-Benz S-Class with a high feature count and a low price.

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2017 North American Car of the Year Finalist: Volvo S90

Volvo's S90 combines a sleek Swedish aesthetic with industry-first advanced safety tech and a novel supercharged and turbocharged powertrain. A plug-in hybrid model is on the way, too.

2017 Ford F-Series Super Duty
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2017 North American Truck of the Year Finalist: Ford F-Series Super Duty

Ford's new F-Series Super Duty brings the first aluminum skin to the heavy-duty truck segment, along with a host of other innovations.

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2017 North American Truck of the Year Finalist: Honda Ridgeline

Honda's second-generation Ridgeline returns with class-leading ride and handling refinement, plus clever touches like in-bed audio for tailgating and a large trunk that doubles as a cooler.

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6 of 9 Nissan

2017 North American Truck of the Year Finalist: Nissan Titan

The Titan is back to contend in the full-size truck market, and this time, Nissan's brought a much fuller range of models to contend against segment stalwarts like the Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Silverado. They're a lot more polished, too.

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2017 North American Utility of the Year Finalist: Chrysler Pacifica

Chrysler's Pacifica offers the minivan segment's most up-to-date advanced driver-assist safety features, lots of cool interior tech, and the industry's first plug-in hybrid powertrain in a minivan.

2017 Jaguar F-Pace First Edition
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2017 North American Utility of the Year Finalist: Jaguar F-Pace

Jaguar's F-Pace stuns with its dynamic styling and athletic all-around performance. Chief rivals include the Porsche Macan and Audi Q5.

2017 Mazda CX-9
9 of 9 Mazda

2017 North American Utility of the Year Finalist: Mazda CX-9

The CX-9 offers Mazda's richest -- and biggest -- interior yet, matched with spirited handling and driver feedback previously unseen in the full-size crossover SUV segment.

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