DEARBORN - Ford and Lincoln vehicles will have a chance at being named 2013 North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACTOY).
The Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ are car finalists, while the Ford C-MAX and Ford Escape are in line for the truck/utility award.
Other competitors for 2013 North American Car of the Year include the Cadillac ATS, Chevrolet Malibu, Nissan Altima, Scion FR-S, Subaru BRZ, Toyota Avalon and BMW 3 Series.
Trucks/Utility award challengers for 2013 include the Ram 1500, Acura RDX, Infiniti JX35, Mazda CX-5, Nissan Pathfinder, BMW X1 and Audi Allroad.
The winners, chosen by a jury of North American auto journalists, will be announced at the 2013 North American International Auto Show in January.
The 2012 Hyundai Elantra and Range Rover Evoque were honored with last year’s North American Car and Truck of the Year honors.