Motor Trend Car of The Year 2013 on Monday Nov 12

Motor Trend Car of The Year 2013 on Monday Nov 12

Here is a teaser of the 2013 Motor Trend Car of The Year. I watched the whole 10 minutes looking for the Tesla and I was not disappointed. It was the last car they talked about and given the field, it should easily be Motor Trend's COTY 2013.

Good Luck Tesla!

Here is the link to the video.

tranhv68 | November 9, 2012
Brian H | November 9, 2012

Here's their poll (doesn't determine the winner, just a "public guessing game". MS is way out in front, with about 1700 votes in.

Brian H | November 9, 2012

Oops, missed a closing parethesis. Here it is: ) Insert after game".


teslaver | November 9, 2012

Awesome video! thanks tranhv68!

Brian H | November 9, 2012

MS rising, to 31.4%, Accord slipping, to 20.3%. Total votes = 1702.

Brian H | November 9, 2012


mrspaghetti | November 9, 2012

The Honda Accord is in second place? Really?

Brian H | November 9, 2012

MS up to 35.6, Accord down to 18.5. Total votes = 1909.

Brian H | November 10, 2012

Here's the Accord summary:
Note it uses CVT, like many new cars. Which seems to be a solution in search of a problem. Hurts low-end accel, sealed fluids (& rigid scheduled dealer service requirements), no control over "power bands", etc. The old "chains and cones" trick.

Also note: shortened by a few inches to fit into garages!!

Tiebreaker | November 12, 2012
Tiebreaker | November 12, 2012

I apologize, it is the same video as in the original post....

Brian H | November 12, 2012

At this point (about 8 hrs before the announcement), with just over 4,000 votes, MS has as many votes as the next 8 cars combined.

tranhv68 | November 12, 2012

TSLA is at 31.08 +0.76 this morning. I see 32-34 with Motor Trend's Blessing. The Model S is just the beginning.

Schlermie | November 12, 2012

Volkswagen Passat!

Brian H | November 12, 2012

Yes, it closed at 31.07, with the big kick coming around noon EST, up 75¢ on the day. Wonder what that was ...

Volker.Berlin | November 12, 2012

Schlermie, that was last year... :-)

Nicu.Mihalache | November 12, 2012

@ Schlermie

Are you sure? no confusion with the 2012 COTY? check the date of the article: Nov. 16, 2011

Schlermie | November 12, 2012


Ing_Qc | November 12, 2012

1 hour before the result... I need to calm down. | November 12, 2012

22 minutes to Elon's talk time

sunnysailor | November 12, 2012


Are you at the event? | November 12, 2012

No-- at work watching for news.... | November 12, 2012

watching this and the "join Elon email" threads

Scorch | November 12, 2012

I have my whole office on notice, we are all waiting for the announcement that S is Car of the Year!

Nicu.Mihalache | November 12, 2012

In the "poll" article, they say it will be announced at "6:30 p.m. EST"

However, Tesla's event is at "5 pm Eastern"

Is it the cherry on the cake? Other thoughts?

jd3tm | November 12, 2012

Note the event starts at 5:30 but goes till 9:00! I have my Son, who lives in NYC, attending as my avatar/surrogate. He's running late but I don't expect anything to be actually "announced" for another hour or two.

kalikgod | November 12, 2012

MT let this slip on twitter...

Page is 404 right now.

NJS1207 | November 12, 2012

They did it! Unbelieveable. That is a big win!

Brian H | November 12, 2012

Unanimous, and all 6 categories. No quibbling, there!

Superliner | November 12, 2012

Motor Trend HAD to choose Model S. The car embodies their own decription of what qualities their choice for car of the year should have. Additionally it was polling well ahead of any other entry. Now we need a Model S "TELEVISION SPOT" depicting it as the car of the year winner. (watch the orders roll in then)

All I can say is they had better find a way to get production numbers up, and do so in SHORT ORDER!! Otherwise the design will begin to get stale in the marketplace before all who are waiting even get their cars.

Brian H | November 12, 2012

Well, they're over 200/wk now, and about 2½ wks from 400/wk, which is >20,000 yr. Unless new reservations exceed that, they will begin eating into the backlog total. If it gets down to 5200 and holds, that will be 3 months delivery at that rate. So watch for that number.

Brian H | November 12, 2012

Which brings up a point about promo. To reduce backlog, production must exceed new orders for some time. As they approach that breakeven point, they will need to boost orders, which means starting to advertise.

How soon does everyone think that will happen? My guess is Q4, 2013. At the soonest.

gary.greene | November 12, 2012

Take that Mitt Romney. I guess our government is not the only one capable of picking winners!!!

jerry3 | November 12, 2012


My expectation is that when there are several thousand cars on the road the people are showing their neighbours, co-workers, and random folks in parking lots reservations will take another uptick. I can't see the need to advertise for quite a while.