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Provisional list of entries for the 2005 Canadian Car and Truck of the Year includes 65 vehicles deemed as new for the upcoming model year. All entries must be available for sale by year-end 2004.
2005 Canadian Car of the Year Contenders
July 21, 2004 -- Test Fest comes around every fall and again this year, October 27 – 30, 2004, when more than 50 of Canada’s top automotive writers, including the staff of CarTest.ca, will once again meet, this time to evaluate hundreds of new 2005 model vehicles over a four-day period.

Manufacturers will bring two or three models each of over 60 candidates to the testing headquarters at Shannonville Motor Sports Park near Belleville, Ont., for evaluation on local roads and the track.

The purpose? Based on back-to-back comparative testing, members of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) select the “best new” vehicles in several categories as well as an overall Canadian Car of the Year and Truck of the Year. The testing program includes "real world" driving on public roads -- where you, the consumer, drives.

On December 7, 2004, category winners will be announced and the comparative vote results posted to the AJAC web site at www.ajac.ca for your use as a resource / buying guide.

The overall Canadian Car of the Year and the Canadian Truck of the Year will be announced February 16, 2005, during the first media day of the Canadian International AutoShow in Toronto.




2005 Canadian Car of the Year Awards
PROVISIONAL LIST OF ELIGIBLE VEHICLES
July 21, 2004

ECONOMY CAR
Chevrolet Cobalt/Pontiac Pursuit
Hyundai Accent 5-Door
Kia Spectra Sedan LX
Smart Coupe and Cabriolet

FAMILY CAR
Buick Allure
Ford Five Hundred
Mazda6 Sport
Pontiac G6
Subaru Legacy

LUXURY CAR
Acura RL
Cadillac STS
Chrysler 300C
Infiniti G35X
Kia Amanti
Volkswagen Phaeton

SPORT UTILITY VEHICLE
BMW X3 3.0i
Infiniti QX 56
Jeep Grand Cherokee
Land Rover LR3
Lexus GX 470
Nissan Pathfinder

CROSSOVER
Chevrolet Equinox
Dodge Magnum RT
Ford Freestyle SEL
Hyundai Tucson 4-cylinder (AWD)
Infiniti QX 56
Nissan X-Trail
Subaru Outback

SPORTS COMPACT
Ford Focus ST
Kia Spectra5 Pkg. 1
Mazdaspeed MX5 Miata
Saab 9-2X
Saturn ION (Red Line)
Toyota Corolla XRS
Volvo S40

SPORTS / PERFORMANCE CAR
BMW 645Ci Coupe
Cadillac CTS-V
Chevrolet Corvette
Chrysler Crossfire SRT-6 Roadster
Ford Mustang Coupe
Mercedes C55 AMG

MINIVAN
Dodge Grand Caravan
Honda Odyssey
Saturn Relay/Buick Terraza

STATION WAGON
Chevrolet Malibu Maxx
Chevrolet Optra Wagon
Jaguar X-Type Wagon
Mazda6 Sportwagon
Subaru Legacy
Volvo V50

PICK-UP
Dodge Dakota
Ford F-250 Super Duty
Nissan Frontier
Toyota Tacoma

CONVERTIBLE
Audi S4 Cabriolet
Chevrolet Corvette
Chrysler PT Touring Convertible
Mercedes SLK350
MINI Cooper S Convertible
Saab 9-3
Toyota Solara

ALTERNATIVE POWER
Chevrolet Silverado/GMC Sierra
Mercedes-Benz E320 CDI
Ford Escape Hybrid
Honda Accord Hybrid

BEST NEW TECHNOLOGY AWARD

Land Rover Terrain Response System
BMW X-Drive
Chrysler Displacement on Demand
Chrysler Folding Seat
GM Displacement on Demand
GM Hybrid Truck
Honda Accord Hybrid
Acura AWD System
Mercedes Air Scarf


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