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2008 Canadian Car of the Year Winners
12 category winners selected from 177 contenders
By Bill Roebuck
Every year, the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) picks the best new vehicles in a dozen different 'Canadian Car of the Year' categories. The awards program provides consumers with sound, comparative information on vehicles that are new to the market.
Testing for 2008 involved the evaluation by more than 70 journalists of 177 new 2008 vehicles back-to-back over four days at an event simply known as 'TestFest'.
AJAC's 2008 'Best New' category winners are:
Small Car -- Saturn Astra
Family Car -- Honda Accord EX Sedan
Luxury Car -- Mercedes-Benz C Class
Prestige Car over $75,000 -- Audi R8
Sports/Performance Car under $50,000 -- Mini Cooper S
Sports/Performance Car over $50,000 -- Audi S5
Convertible -- BMW 335i Cabriolet
Minivan -- Hyundai Entourage
Pickup Truck -- Chevrolet Silverado
SUV/CUV under $35,000 -- Nissan Rogue
SUV/CUV $35,000-$60,000 -- Saturn Vue
SUV/CUV over $60,000 -- Buick Enclave.
The overall car and utility vehicle of the year are the Audi R8 and the Chevrolet Silverado.
For lots more information, visit www.ajac.ca or call the AJAC office at 1-705-924-3444.
Bill Roebuck is the editor of CarTest!