Cadillac ATS named 2013 North American Car of the Year

Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:01am EST

A 2013 ATS Cadillac luxury vehicle waits to roll of the final line at the Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant in Lansing, Michigan July 26, 2012. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

A 2013 ATS Cadillac luxury vehicle waits to roll of the final line at the Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant in Lansing, Michigan July 26, 2012.

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(Reuters) - General Motors Corp's Cadillac ATS, a new compact sedan aimed at the popular BMW 3 Series, was named 2013 North American Car of the Year by a jury of automotive writers.

Chrysler's Ram 1500 pickup, which was extensively redesigned for model year 2013, was named North American Truck/Utility of the Year.

Finalists for Car of the Year included the redesigned Honda Accord and Ford Fusion sedans. Truck/Utility of the Year finalists included the new Mazda CX-5 and the Ford C-Max crossovers. (Reporting by Paul Lienert in Detroit; Editing by Maureen Bavdek)

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