Missing Jeep Wrangler prompts new vote for truck award
The 49 automotive journalist jurors are revoting on the candidates for the truck award because one candidate -- the redesigned Jeep Wrangler -- was left off the ballot. The original voting for the award closed Dec. 6.
Jurors are being asked to revote for all candidates in the truck category. Each juror has 25 points to distribute among the candidates. The maximum possible score is 10, and only one 10 score can be awarded.
The truck revoting closes Tuesday, Dec. 19.
If the Wrangler finishes among the top three point-getters in the revote, it will be added to the finalists. The Silverado, Edge and CX-7 are guaranteed to be finalists.
For the first time in the award's history, jurors are casting a second ballot to determine the winner from among the finalists in the car and truck categories. In the second vote, jurors have 10 points to distribute among the finalists and can give all their points to one vehicle.
Voting for the winners will close Jan. 2.
Finalists for the 2007 North American Car of the Year award are the Honda Fit, Saturn Aura and Toyota Camry. The winners will be announced Jan. 7 at the start of press preview days for the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
The jury includes Automotive News Executive Editor Edward Lapham and Senior Writer Dale Jewett and AutoWeek Editor Dutch Mandel and Road Test Editor Natalie Neff. Both publications are owned by Crain Communications Inc.
You may e-mail Dale Jewett at email@example.com