Ford, VW Take Truck And Car Of The Year Awards

January 12, 2015

The media preview is underway at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Ford and Volkswagen have already been anointed winners of the coveted Truck and Car of the Year awards.

Experts predicted the Ford Mustang or Hyundai Genesis would likely be named Car of the Year. Instead it was the Volkswagen Golf/GT1 that took the award. The President and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America, Michael Horn. says the Golf combines a number of award-worthy features.

“If you look at the design, if you look at the precision of the bodywork, if you look at the craftsmanship interior – this is premium,” Horn says. “If you look at the technology, the safety and the functionality as well; everything in such a compact car, I think this made the win.”

Ford did take the Truck of the Year award with its all-aluminum, fuel-efficient F-150 pickup.