At the 2010 Detroit auto Show, the Ford Fusion Hybrid and Transit Connect compact van took top honours, winning both the 2010 North American Car and Truck of the Year awards respectively.
The Ford Fusion Hybrid Car
The Ford Fusion Hybrid is a midsize sedan and spots a combination of a standard gas engine and an electric motor to offer the driver 41 mpg in the city and 36 miles per galloon on the highway. The vehicle has been well received, with many critics giving it rave reviews.
The Transit Connect Compact Van
The versatile Transit Connect Compact Van snagged truck of the year at the Detroit auto show. The Transit Connect, a compact versatile commercial van also available in Europe won the truck of the year at the show as well. This is probably due to the recent growing popularity of these vans, a spill over from its European euphoria.
In fact, Ford has won the truck of the year award at the Detroit Auto Show two times in a row, with last year the F-150 taking the top honours.Transit Connect Compact Van
The awards, given annually by journalists who test cars throughout the year, are often used by automakers in advertising. Vehicles are judged on innovation, design, safety, handling, driver satisfaction and value.
This is the third time in 17 years that an automaker has won both awards which are selected by 49 auto journalists and given annually since 1994. This has give consumers renewed enthusiasm towards more new and exciting Ford models going forward in 2010 and 2011. This award has also given environmentally friendly cars a boost and a good head start in the specific hybrid cars segment.
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