TORONTO, Ont. — The Automotive Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) has announced its finalists for the 2021 Canadian Car of the Yea and Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year.
The awards, which are typically presented in the John Bassett Theatre of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre during the opening ceremonies of the Canadian International AutoShow, will be broadcast live on Global Television’s The Morning Show on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m.
The 2021 AutoShow was cancelled this year due to public health measures put in place to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. The AutoShow looks forward to hosting the awards ceremony again when it returns to the Convention Centre in February 2022.
The three finalists for Canadian Car of the Year are:
The three finalists for Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year are:
Results from AJAC journalist member ballots are audited by international accounting firm KPMG and remain under wraps until the moment the envelopes are opened.
The Mazda3 is vying for a repeat win after being declared the 2020 Canadian Car of the Year and winning in its category two years in a row. The three finalist cars and utility vehicles were qualified from among the eight category winners that were announced on February 20 on the Zone Auto television show broadcast on TVA in partnership with the Montreal International Auto Show.
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About the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC)?
The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) is an association of professional journalists, writers, photographers, and corporate members whose focus is the automobile and the Canadian automotive industry. Collectively, our primary objectives are to promote, encourage, support, and facilitate professionalism in Canadian automotive journalism and to ensure factual and ethical reporting about the automobile and automotive issues to Canadian consumers. This is achieved through the work of our members and AJAC’s annual vehicle testing and evaluation events, the Canadian Car of the Year and Utility Vehicle of the Year Awards (CCOTY and CUVOTY), Innovation Awards, and EcoRun.
KPMG LLP, an Audit, Tax and Advisory firm (kpmg.ca) is a limited liability partnership, established under the laws of Ontario, and the Canadian member firm of KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”). KPMG has more than 7,000 professionals/employees in over 40 locations across Canada serving private- and public-sector clients. KPMG is consistently recognized as an employer of choice and one of the best places to work in the country.
The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International, a Swiss entity. Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity, and describes itself as such.
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