Esteemed members of the automotive reviewing corps have chosen the "short list" of nominees for the 2011 North American Car and Truck of the Year awards — including the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, which no one outside of reviewers has driven.
GM PR staffer yelled "FUCK!" in the crowd, the Ford Transit Connect, the Traverse-besting little-commercial-van-that-could, picks up North American Truck Of The Year. The Ford Fusion Hybrid, predictably, picks up Car Of The Year. We're predictably bored.
We don't know who the General paid off to get as many finalist slots for the 2008 edition of the North American Car and Truck Of the Year (NACTOY) award filled with their products, but they did pretty darn well. Conversely, maybe they've just got some really good product this year. We'll let you decide that for…