Each year the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) recognizes the best new models introduced in Canada in category specific awards. This year 80 journalists, conducting over 2,000 individual roads test, determined the 2013 category award winners. While some of the winning vehicles are specific to the North American market, others are available globally.
And the winners are…
CITY CAR: Ford Focus EV
BEST NEW SMALL CAR (under $21k): Mazda3 Skyactiv Sedan
BEST NEW SMALL CAR (over $21k): Hyundai Elantra GT
BEST NEW FAMILY CAR (under $30k): Honda Accord Sedan
BEST NEW FAMILY CAR (over $30k): Ford Fusion Hybrid
BEST NEW LUXURY CAR: Cadillac ATS
BEST NEW PRESTIGE AND PERFORMANCE CAR: Porsche 911 Carrera S
BEST NEW SPORTS/PERFORMANCE CAR (under $50k): Ford Focus ST
BEST NEW SPORTS/PERFORMANCE CAR (over $50k): Porsche Boxster
BEST NEW SUV/CUV (under $35k): Ford Escape 1.6 L EcoBoost
BEST NEW SUV/CUV ($35k-$60k): Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T
The category winners now compete for the 2013 Canadian Car of the Year award that will be announced on February 14th, 2013, at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto, ON. An event that the RedlineNorth Team will be attending. So check back in February for the announcement of the Canadian Car of the Year Award Winner.