Ford Takes Both Awards in 2010 North American Car and Truck of the Year at NAIAS

Ford 2010 Transit Connect
Ford 2010 Fusion Hybrid

In brief: The North American Car of the Year has been announced for both car and truck winners. Ford took both titles with the Ford Fusion Hybrid and the Ford Transit Connect.

Vehicle in the news

Make/Model: Fusion Hybrid / Transit Connect
Manufacturer: Ford

The word

Ford Fusion Hybrid

This year's North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit began today and the first announcement were the winners of the 2010 North American Car of the Year.

The jury of 49 veteran automotive journalists that make up the NACY panel chose a Ford product for both winning slots.

The Ford Fusion Hybrid, currently the most fuel-efficient car in its class, won the Car of the Year award for 2010. There were three car finalists, including the Volkswagen Golf TDI and the Buick LaCrosse.

Ford Transit ConnectThe Truck of the Year award went to the Ford Transit Connect, the company's small delivery truck. The three finalists also included the Chevrolet Equinox and the Subaru Outback.

And so ...

Both Ford products are affordable and currently-available vehicles and both sport new-tech and great mileage.

Photo credits: Ford Motor Company

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