Detroit NAIAS 2009: Hyundai Genesis and Ford F-150 win 2009 Car and Truck of the Year

The 2009 Hyundai Genesis left the Dodge Challenger, Nissan GT-R and the Honda Fit in the dust when it accepted the award for the 2009 North American Car of the Year. The 2009 Ford F-150 once again reestablished its territory taking the 2009 North American Truck of the Year award.

The Genesis also beat the 2009 Ford Flex and the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI. In the final round of voting, the F-150 beat the Dodge Ram and the Mercedes-Benz ML320 BlueTEC.

The Hyundai Genesis has been the spotlight recently after outscoring four-rivals to become Consumer Reports top-rated “Upscale Sedan.”

Last year’s winners were the Chevrolet Malibu for the Car of the Year, and the Mazda CX-9 was Truck of the Year.