Does anyone follow Motor Trend’s “______ of the Year”? Previous years felt more like either lame advertisements, or halo/hero car worship (PT Cruiser, Thunderbird - though I liked it a lot - VW Beetle, Chevy Volt).

This year the Ford Super Duty took TruckOTY, which seemed obvious, one of the Mercedes SUVs (GLC?) got SUVOTY, and the Chevy bolt took CarOTY. I was hoping for the Volvo S90, but as it’s a shorter sedan-ized XC90, seemed unlikely. The bolt actually seems somewhat deserved, but there’s been so many GM vehicles in recent years as MT-OTY winners it seemed like MT was an extension of gm’s advertising arm. Thus, it may be deserved, but still seems a bit unconvincing out of hand.

Thoughts?