Here are the nominees for 2016 North American Car of the Year

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Every year since 1993, an independent panel of 57 automotive journalists from the United States and Canada has awarded the North American Car and Truck of the Year award.

The nominations for 2016 were announced this week.

Over the next six months the list will be reduced to 10.

Journalists will then vote on a winner, with the award given at the Detroit Auto Show in January 2016.

Have a look at all 19 nominees for Car of the Year.

Acura ILX

Audi TT

BMW 7-Series

Cadillac ATS-V

Cadillac CT6

Chevrolet Camaro

Chevrolet Malibu

Chevrolet Spark

Chrysler 300

Ford Mustang Shelby GT350

Honda Civic

Jaguar XF

Kia Optima

Mazda MX-5 Miata

Nissan Altima

Nissan Maxima

Scion iA

Scion iM

Toyota Prius

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