Pontiac — A sprawling buffet of 23 new automobiles will compete for the 2022 North American Automobile, Truck and Utility Automobile of the 12 months.

NACTOY opened the Motor Bella auto present Tuesday with its semi-finalist checklist. The checklist boasts all the pieces from snarling vehicles to whip-quick sedans to electrical automobiles. Jurors whittled an preliminary checklist of 36 eligible automobiles, vehicles and utility automobiles to decide on the semifinalists.

“This 12 months’s group of semifinalists consists of a few of the most fascinating and revolutionary automobiles, vehicles and utility automobile candidates in current reminiscence, and a bigger variety of new vehicles than we’ve seen in a few years,” mentioned NACTOY President Gary Witzenburg,  “And it options extra electrical automobiles than we’ve ever seen.”

The semifinalists monitor traits within the trade as customers have switched from automobiles to SUVs and embraced the off-road life-style. Following the success of Tesla, producers are additionally flooding the market with new, performance-oriented EVs.