AJAC Announces Top 3 Finalists in Four Categories for 2024 Canadian Car of the Year Awards

The winners will be announced to kick off Media Day at the Canadian International AutoShow

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The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) has nominated 12 of Canada’s best vehicles as the finalists for this year’s Canadian Car of the Year Awards (CCOTY), to be presented during the opening ceremony that will kick-off Media Preview Day of the 2024 Canadian International AutoShow on February 15th.

The AJAC Canadian Car of the Year Awards have been expanded to a new format for 2024, adding two new categories to recognize the Canadian Electric Car of the Year and Canadian Electric Utility Vehicle of the Year — to be awarded alongside the traditional Canadian Car of the Year and Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year awards.

“We are excited to again be hosting the Canadian Car of the Year Awards with AJAC,” says Jason Campbell, General Manager of the AutoShow. “We are thrilled to have Canadian Electric Car of the Year and Canadian Electric Utility Vehicle of the Year categories joining the established awards. The four winning vehicles will remain at the show for the public to view. Congratulations to all the finalists and we look forward to hearing the results on media day.”

With more than 600 detailed ballots completed by AJAC expert journalists from across Canada, the votes have been tallied to the Top 3 in each category:

The three finalists for 2024 Canadian Car of the Year are:

  • Acura Integra Type S
  • Honda Accord
  • Toyota Prius

The three finalists for 2024 Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year are:

  • Genesis GV70
  • Mazda CX-90
  • Toyota Grand Highlander

The three finalists for 2024 Canadian Electric Car of the Year are:

  • Genesis Electrified G80
  • Hyundai Ioniq 6
  • Toyota Prius Prime

The three finalists for 2024 Canadian Electric Utility Vehicle of the Year are:

  • Genesis Electrified GV70
  • Hyundai Ioniq 5
  • Kia EV9

All 2024 model year vehicles are eligible for the CCOTY Awards including those newly designed, recently refreshed and carried over from last year.

“Announcing these 12 finalists brings us one step closer to announcing the 2024 Canadian Car of the Year Awards,” says AJAC president, Evan Williams. “Whether they take home the top trophy or not, the Canadian Car of the Year voting process makes sure that every one of these finalist vehicles is a standout in their class.

“Our 48 jurors are AJAC members, some of the top automotive journalists in the country, and are located from Halifax to Vancouver. They drive every vehicle they vote on in real-world conditions, the same conditions you face every day living in Canada. It’s the only awards program in the country that can say that, and it’s something of which we’re extremely proud. We believe it shows Canadian drivers they can be confident in our results and in the Canadian Car of the Year program.”

The winners in all four categories will be revealed Thursday, February 15, 2024, at the Canadian International AutoShow (CIAS) in Toronto. Results from AJAC journalist member ballots are audited by international accounting firm KPMG and remain under wraps until the moment the envelopes are opened.

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