The committee responsible for the North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACTOY) awards just announced the short list of potential winners. Among a wide range of different vehicles, BMW is represented by two models. The new F30 3 Series in the Car category and X1 in the Truck/Utility short list.

The only two vehicles from the premium segment that made the list are the aforementioned 3 Series and the new Cadillac ATS.

The full list can be found below:

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2013 NACTOY Car short list

BMW 3 Series
Cadillac ATS
Chevrolet Malibu
Dodge Dart
Ford Fusion
Honda Accord
Lincoln MKZ
Nissan Altima
Scion FR-S
Subaru BRZ
Toyota Avalon

In the SUV category, the X1 is joined by premium models like the Acura RDX, Audi Allroad and Infiniti JX 35.

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2013 NACTOY Truck/Utility short list

Acura RDX
Audi allroad
Ford C-Max
Ford Escape
Hyundai Santa Fe
Infiniti JX 35
Mazda CX-5
Nissan Pathfinder
Ram 1500

The final winner will be announced in January at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, but before that, a new shorter list will be published.