Automotive journalists crowned the Honda Accord the North American Car of the Year on Monday, a first for the longtime model that's twice flirted for the top honor as a finalist.
The 10th-generation Accord edged out the Kia Stinger and Toyota Camry for the award, which was announced at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The award program, now in its 24th year, has twice gone to the Honda Civic.
Henio Arcangeli Jr., senior vice president for Honda's auto sales division, said the award represents "not resting on past ... achievements."
The Accord, which went on sale last fall, is among many revamped car models hoping to snare buyers as...