Ford Fusion Hybrid win Car and Transit Connect wins Truck of the Year
DETROIT — The Ford Fusion Hybrid was named the North American Car of the Year today while Ford’s Transit Connect picked up Truck of the Year accolades in a poll of journalists.
In the 17 years for the awards, U.S.-based automakers have taken home the car trophy nine times. European companies have won four times, Japanese three and South Korea’s Hyundai once.
In the truck category, domestics have claimed the crown 11 times, followed by four for Japanese makes and two for Europeans.
Hybrids, which have been becoming increasingly more popular, now have won five honors. More than 50 vehicles were considered this year.
Automotive News is represented on the 49-member voting panel by Executive Editor Edward Lapham.
[Shawn Wright, Automotive News]