2012 Auto123.com Awards Winners Announced

TORONTO, Nov. 24, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - Auto123.com, Canada's leading automotive web portal, has announced the winners of the 3rd annual Auto123.com Awards.

Auto123.com's judging panel of 10 voting journalists have cumulated their scores in each of the 20 vehicle categories, including Green Vehicle of the Year.

Here are winners of the 2012 Auto123.com Awards:

2012 Subcompact Car of the Year: Hyundai Accent
Finalists: Ford Fiesta and Kia Rio 5-door

2012 Compact Car of the Year: Hyundai Elantra
Finalists: Chevrolet Cruze and Ford Focus

2012 Midsize Car of the Year: Kia Optima
Finalists: Hyundai Sonata and Volkswagen Passat

2012 Full-size Car of the Year: Dodge Charger
Finalists: Chrysler 300 and Hyundai Genesis Sedan

2012 Wagon of the Year: Volkswagen Golf Wagon
Finalists:  Subaru Outback and Toyota Venza

2012 Convertible of the Year: Mazda MX-5
Finalists:  Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class and Porsche Boxster

2012 Compact Utility of the Year: Kia Sportage
Finalists: Dodge Journey and Hyundai Tucson

2012 Midsize Utility of the Year: Jeep Grand Cherokee
Finalists: Ford Explorer and Volkswagen Touareg

2012 Full-size Utility of the Year: Ford Flex
Finalists:  Chevrolet Tahoe and Nissan Armada

2012 Van of the Year: Honda Odyssey
Finalists: Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan

2012 Pickup of the Year: Ford F-150
Finalists: Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and Ram 1500

2012 Sports Car of the Year: BMW M3 Coupé
Finalists: Ford Shelby GT500 and Porsche Cayman

2012 Luxury Compact Car of the Year: Cadillac CTS
Finalists: Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Volvo S60

2012 Luxury Midsize Car of the Year: BMW 5 Series
Finalists: Jaguar XF and Mercedes-Benz E-Class

2012 Luxury Large Car of the Year: Porsche Panamera
Finalists: Jaguar XJ and Mercedes-Benz S-Class

2012 Luxury Compact Utility of the Year: Range Rover Evoque
Finalists: BMW X3 and Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class

2012 Luxury Midsize Utility of the Year: Mercedes-Benz M-Class
Finalists: Acura MDX and Porsche Cayenne

2012 Luxury Full-Size Utility of the Year: Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
Finalists: Audi Q7 and Range Rover

2012 Prestige Car of the Year: Audi R8
Finalists: Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG and Porsche Panamera Turbo / Turbo S

2012 Green Vehicle of the Year: Nissan LEAF
Finalists: Chevrolet Volt and Lexus CT 200h

www.Auto123.com is a division of Xprima.com Corporation. This bilingual web portal offers a myriad of information on new and used vehicles. It also welcomes more than 1.5 million visitors per month.


For further information:

Michel Deslauriers, Editor-in-Chief
1 888 474-2886, ext. 219

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