Honda Accord, Volvo XC60 and Lincoln Navigator win big in Detroit

Car of the year 2018

Car of the year 2018

Honda's midsize sedan was named North American Car of the Year at the Detroit Auto Show on Monday, ahead of the Camry and surprise second-place Kia Stinger.

The Detroit Auto Show got rolling on January 14, with worldwide trade and tax cuts dominating the conversation, even as carmakers raced to meet Americans' seemingly insatiable appetite for trucks and SUVs. Accord's win marks the third consecutive year that a Honda model has received top honors from the North American jury of automotive journalists, with the Honda Civic and Honda Ridgeline winning the auto and truck awards in 2016 and 2017, respectively.

The Auto Show is open to the public January 20-28, 2018.

Among the Kia Stinger, Toyota Camry and Honda Accord, the Accord was the victor, thanks to a sleek design and fun-to-drive handling.

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Initiated in 1994, they are judged by 60 professional automotive journalists from the United States and Canada who work for independent magazines, television, radio, newspapers and industry websites. "Not only is this 10th-generation Accord far sleeker and more decisively styled than its predecessor, it's somehow roomier inside, too".

The Volvo XC60 took the top prize in the utility category and the Lincoln Navigator for trucks. Among the redesigned Honda Odyssey, redesigned Volvo XC60 and brand-new Alfa Romeo Stelvio, the Swede reigned supreme.

The winners were selected from a group of 29 vehicles, including 11 cars and 15 utilities.

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