DETROIT – The North American International Auto Show press preview kicks off here with the crowning of 2002’s North American Car and Truck of the Year winners. In what appeared a surprise to the large crowd of journalists, Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. walks away with the North American Car of the Year honor with its all-new ’02 Altima midsize sedan. The Altima bested two other finalists, General Motors Corp.’s ’03 Cadillac CTS and the Ford Motor Co.’s ’02 Thunderbird. It is the first time a ...

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