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AJAC 2021 Canadian Car and Utility Vehicle of the Year Finalists announced

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TORONTO, Ont. — The Automotive Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) has announced its finalists for the 2021 Canadian Car of the Yea and Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year.

The awards, which are typically presented in the John Bassett Theatre of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre during the opening ceremonies of the Canadian International AutoShow, will be broadcast live on Global Television’s The Morning Show on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m.

The 2021 AutoShow was cancelled this year due to public health measures put in place to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. The AutoShow looks forward to hosting the awards ceremony again when it returns to the Convention Centre in February 2022.

The three finalists for Canadian Car of the Year are:

Genesis G80 (Best Mid-size Premium Car in Canada for 2021)

Kia K5 (Best Large Car in Canada for 2021)

Mazda3 (Best Mid-size Car in Canada for 2021)

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

Genesis GV80 (Best Mid-size Premium Utility Vehicle in Canada for 2021)

Kia Telluride (Best Large Utility Vehicle in Canada for 2021)

Nissan Rogue (Best Mid-size Utility Vehicle in Canada for 2021)

Results from AJAC journalist member ballots are audited by international accounting firm KPMG and remain under wraps until the moment the envelopes are opened. 

The Mazda3 is vying for a repeat win after being declared the 2020 Canadian Car of the Year and winning in its category two years in a row. The three finalist cars and utility vehicles were qualified from among the eight category winners that were announced on February 20 on the Zone Auto television show broadcast on TVA in partnership with the Montreal International Auto Show.

For more information, please visit autoshow.ca.

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