Take a look at the cars ready to be tested at this year’s TestFest, October 25 to 28th
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The purpose of AJAC's Canadian Car of the Year (CCOTY) awards is
to provide consumers with sound, comparative information on new
vehicles in the market.
Planning the awards begins in May when all 19 major motor vehicle
manufacturers meet with the CCOTY management group to discuss
rules, schedules and budgets. Manufacturers then submit their
entries for the awards by mid-June. The CCOTY management group
examines the entries and places the vehicles in appropriate
In October, 70 of Canada's top automotive journalists gather for a
four-day evaluation of all vehicles nominated for the CCOTY awards.
The vehicles are put through rigorous testing, culminating in the
crowning of the Canadian Car of the Year. So, what exactly gets
tested? Everything from acceleration, braking and vehicle dynamics
to maneuverability and even off-road capability. Details such as
cargo capacity and safety features are also examined and everything
is individually rated by secret ballot.
This year, Test Fest is taking place October 25-28 in
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. From small sporty sedans to rugged
SUVs to high-end luxury cars, there are a lot of high-quality
wheels to choose from. The category winners and the winner of the
coveted Canadian Car of the Year Award will be announced in early