Picks for top car, truck/utility usher in North American International Auto Show press days

MarketsAssociated Press

The press preview days for the North American International Auto Show officially kick off with the selection of the North American Car of the Year and Truck/Utility of the Year.

The announcements are expected Monday morning at Cobo Center in Detroit.

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This year's car finalists are the Ford Mustang, Hyundai Genesis and Volkswagen Golf. Truck/utility finalists are the Lincoln MKC, Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Colorado.

General Motors' Chevrolet brand swept last year's awards, winning for the Corvette Stingray and Silverado.

About 60 automotive journalists vote on winners from the list of finalists.

A vehicle must be all new or substantially changed for eligibility.

This is the 22nd year for the awards. Organizers accept no advertising, though carmakers try to capitalize on the marketing value of the honors.