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WheelsTV Announces Finalists for 2018 POV of the Year

Posted by WheelsTV on 05/25/2018

WheelsTV CEO Jim Barisano on the left helps Chris Naughton of Honda heft the largest (and heaviest) North American auto industry award at the 2017 Annual NEMPA Awards Night.

 

On the evening of May 3rd, executives from the New England Motor Press Association and WheelsTV met at WheelsTV’s Acton, Massachusetts headquarters to select the 2018 WheelsTV POV of the Year Recipient. The WheelsTV POV of the Year Award recognizes a pre-owned vehicle that has been in service for at least two years and demonstrates outstanding long-term reliability and exceptional consumer satisfaction. In 2017, the 2012-2015 Honda CR-V took top honors.

 

Now in its tenth year, the… Read More

WheelsTV CEO Jim Barisano on the left helps Chris Naughton of Honda heft the largest (and heaviest) North American auto industry award at the 2017 Annual NEMPA Awards Night.

 

On the evening of May 3rd, executives from the New England Motor Press Association and WheelsTV met at WheelsTV’s Acton, Massachusetts headquarters to select the 2018 WheelsTV POV of the Year Recipient. The WheelsTV POV of the Year Award recognizes a pre-owned vehicle that has been in service for at least two years and demonstrates outstanding long-term reliability and exceptional consumer satisfaction. In 2017, the 2012-2015 Honda CR-V took top honors.

 

Now in its tenth year, the POVY is the only national award presented to a pre-owned vehicle. Winners are chosen from a diverse lineup of eight unique categories: Green Car, SUV, Crossover, Sporty Car, Small Car, Family Car, Light Truck and Luxury Vehicle. Members of the Selection Committee present nominations for each category based on their knowledge and experience. Each category is considered separately and a category winner is selected by a majority vote, each selection committee member having one vote. The POVY winner is chosen from this group of eight vehicles by majority vote.

The 2018 Judging Committee included:

  • John Paul – NEMPA President, American Automobile Association
  • Keith Griffin – NEMPA Past President, US News & World Report / The Hartford Business Journal
  • John Zangari – NEMPA Member, Drive-Thru Auto
  • Mark Hurwitz – NEMPA Member, Mesh New England / Fairview Classics
  • Jim Barisano – WheelsTV CEO
  • Rich Taber – WheelsTV Senior Writer
  • Peter Ciani – WheelsTV Quality Control Manager

 

The 2018 Finalists are:

  1. Green Car: the Toyota Prius, 4th Generation, 2016
  2. SUV: Jeep Wrangler JK 07-16, 4th Generation
  3. Crossover: Honda CR-V- 4th Generation
  4. Sporty Car: Corvette: 5th Generation
  5. Small Car: Mazda3: 4th Generation
  6. Family Car: Ford Flex: 3rd Generation
  7. Light Truck: Chevrolet Silverado: 4th Generation
  8. Luxury Car: Mercedes Benz S-Class, 4th Generation

 

The 2018 WheelsTV POV of the Year will be named on Wednesday, May 30th at the New Motor Press Association’s Annual Awards Banquet at MIT’s Media Lab.

 

 


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