Ford Sweeps 2010 North American Car and Truck Awards

FordFord Motor Co. is the big winner at the 2010 North American Car and Truck Awards. The Ford Fusion Hybrid sedan won the “Car of the Year” award, while the Ford Transit Connect became the “Truck of the Year”.

A jury of 49 car journalists who tested the cars throughout the year chose the winners for the 2 categories. It was later on awarded to Ford at the 2010 Detroit Auto Show Monday morning. It was only the third time in 17 years that a single company won both the car and truck categories.

The Ford Fusion beat out the Buick LaCrosse and Volkswagen Golf GTI for the car of the year honor, while the Chevy Equinox and Subaru Outback were finalists for the truck of the year title.

In 2009, the awards went to the Hyundai Genesis and the Ford F-150.