This year the jurors considered more than 50 vehicles.
Jerry Garrett - BLOGS
- January 11, 2010
Is there any stopping this Juggernaut? --Ed.
DETROIT — Ford Motor Company’s strong showing in 2009 was reaffirmed Monday with a sweep of the North American Car of the Year and North American Truck of the Year Awards.
The awards are given by a jury of automotive journalists from the United States and Canada, and announced here each year at the 2010 North American International Auto Show.
The car award went to the Ford Fusion Hybrid, marking the fourth time a gasoline/electric hybrid car has won in the 17 years the awards have been in existence. Ford’s Escape Hybrid sports utility vehicle won the award in 2005.
In the truck category, Ford’s mold-breaking Transit Connect van scored highest with the judging panel. It was the sixth truck win for Ford, the most of any automaker; Ford also won last year with its redesign of the popular F-150 pickup.
It was be the third time the same manufacturer has won both awards. Honda accomplished the feat in 2006 with the Honda Civic and Ridgeline. General Motors followed in 2007 with the... [Read More]