Ford Motor Company received the North American Car of the Year and North American Truck of the Year awards for the 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid and 2010 Ford Transit Connect at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). This is only the third time in history that one manufacturer has won both titles.
“Winning both of these prestigious awards is confirmation that the ONE Ford plan is working, delivering industry-leading products for our customers,” said Mark Fields, president of The Americas.
The awards are based on factors including innovation, design, safety, handling, driver satisfaction and value for the price. A panel of judges, consisting of 49 automotive journalists in the United States and Canada, vote for the vehicles, which must be “all-new” or “substantially changed” from the previous model to qualify for the award.