Honda Accord, Lincoln Navigator and Volvo XC60 Take top Honors at NAIAS


The Honda Accord, the Lincoln Navigator, and Volvo's XC60 have been named the vehicles of the year in their respective categories at the North American International Auto Show 2018.

Despite a disappointing year for the model, which saw sales drop 6.2 percent between 2016 and 2017, the Accord beat out the Kia Stinger and Toyota Motor Company (ADR) (NYSE: TM) Camry for the vehicle accolade.

The Accord has been around for decades, but it's the latest generation that really caught the attention of journalists at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The 2018 Lincoln Navigator took the top truck honor, while the 2018 Volvo XC60 took top utility honor.

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The awards, first given in 1994, are unique in North America since they are given by automotive journalists instead of by a single publication, website, radio or television program. It was the Accord's first win, and the first time it went head to head with the Camry for the award.

The drivetrain options include two all-new, high-torque VTEC Turbo engines, the world's first 10-speed automatic transmission for a front-drive vehicle and a new generation of Honda's two-motor hybrid technology. On the auto side, the all-new Accord beat out the Kia Stinger and Toyota Camry.