Liberty and Patriot Nominated for Truck of the Year

Date 2007/12/13 16:51:00 | Topic: Liberty

The nominations for the North American Truck of the Year were announced yesterday, and both the Jeep Liberty and the Jeep Patriot were among the nominees.

The awards are unique in the United States because -- instead of being given by a single publication, radio or television station -- they are given by 46 automotive journalists from the United States and Canada.

The jurors represent outlets such as the MSN Autos, the Toronto Star, Car and Driver magazine, AutoWeek, The Chicago Tribune, MotorWeek, USA Today, Autoline Detroit, Edmunds.com, Road & Track magazine, the San Jose Mercury News, Consumer Guide, the Boston Globe, Automotive News and Fortune.

The awards are designed to recognize the most outstanding vehicles of the year based on factors that include innovation, design, safety, handling, driver satisfaction and value for the dollar.

To be eligible, vehicles must be "all new" or "substantially changed" from the previous model.

The winners will be announced on January 13, at the North American International Auto Show.

The complete list of nominees is as follows:

Buick Enclave
Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid
Hyundai Veracruz
Jeep Liberty
Jeep Patriot
Kia Rondo
Land Rover LR2
Mazda CX-9
Nissan Rogue
Saturn Vue
Toyota Highlander/Hybrid
Toyota Tundra
Volvo XC70




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