Even in the face of continuing supply chain shortages and inventory challenges, we continue to recognize the continued realities of the marketplace.
Today is the day that we present the Long List of Nominees for the 2022 Victory & Reseda Vehicle of The Year Award – #VOTY2022!
This year's Long List continues to be representative of the work V&R is doing to present these vehicles to you. Some of which are considered stalwarts in the marketplace. Other vehicles represent the latest, the greatest, and the freshest ideas for their intended consumer.
Just like every #VOTY before it, the idea of "vehicle" is not one to put into a row of silos. Even in the face of continuing supply chain shortages and inventory challenges, we continue to recognize the continued realities of the marketplace.
You will find some vehicles that represent everybody – trucks, SUVs, minivans, sedans and coupes…and, this year, battery-electric vehicles!
To review the #VOTY2022 process so far, please read our introductory post.
Without further ado, here is the Long List of nominees for Victory & Reseda's 2022 Vehicle of The Year Award – #VOTY2022:
Ford F-150 Lightning
Ford Mustang Mach-E
Hyundai IONIQ 5
Jeep Grand Cherokee
Toyota Corolla Cross
Volvo XC40 Recharge
This year, we have 44 nominees up for #VOTY2022. That includes seven battery-electric vehicles – a first for this award. You can also add four plug-in hybrid entries, as well! Vehicular electrification has been a key theme these past 12 months at V&R, and the Long List reflects this.
As far as brands go, Ford has eight nominees, followed by Toyota with six, and Hyundai with five nods. Among OEMs, the Hyundai Motor Group – which includes Genesis, Hyundai, and Kia – has ten nods, followed by the Toyota Motor Corporation and the Ford Motor Company – each have nine nominees each.
On November 13, this list will dwindle down to five finalists. That is when you will get to vote on the finalists for #VOTY2022. On that day, you will be your turn to cast your vote to choose which one will take home the coveted award!
Are you ready for #VOTY2022? You waited for it. Now it has come! Stay tuned for the finalists of #VOTY2022 soon!
All photos by Randy Stern