(DETROIT) -- The three finalists for the North American 'Car of the Year' and North American 'Truck of the Year' were announced Wednesday, December 12th at the Automotive Press Associations luncheon at the Detroit Athletic Club. Forty-nine automotive journalists from the United States and Canada participated in the event. The three finalists for each category were announced by Lindsey Brooke, Sr. Editor of Society of Automotive Engineers and Diane DeFrancis of Deloite & Toushe. The awards for 'Car of the Year' went to the Ford Fusion, Cadillac ATS, and Honda Accord and the 'Truck of the Year' finalists were the Ram 1500, Mazda CX5, and the C-MAX. The winners will be announced at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January 2013.
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