Popular Mechanics announces 2010 Automotive Excellence Awards, Ford sets record with three wins

2010 Ford F150 SVT Raptor - 2010 Ford Shelby GT500

Popular Mechanics today named the 10 winners of its Automotive Excellence Awards for the 2010 year. Chosen by the magazine”s expert editorial team, these awards recognize the best in automotive design, execution and technology for 2010 model year vehicles in ten specific categories.

“Despite a tumultuous year in the automotive industry, engineers have rolled out some of the best cars we”ve ever seen,” said James Meigs, editor-in-chief, Popular Mechanics. “We are exceptionally proud of this year”s Automotive Excellence Award winners, all of which represent the innovation and foresight that will keep this industry moving forward.”

Ford Motor Co. set a new record in Popular Mechanics Automotive Excellence Awards by winning more categories in a single year than any other automaker in the history of the awards, which has been going on for four years now.

Click through to see the list of winners.

The recipients of the 2010 Popular Mechanics Automotive Excellence Awards:

  • Performance: Ford Mustang Shelby GT500
  • Design: Chevrolet Camaro
  • Value: Kia Soul
  • Fuel Efficiency: Toyota Prius
  • Versatility: Subaru Outback
  • Fun to Drive: Hyundai Genesis Coupe
  • Off-Road Ability: Ford F-150 Raptor
  • Technical Innovation: Lexus Remote Touch
  • Luxury: BMW 335d
  • Workhorse: Ford Transit Connect

– By: Omar Rana

Source: Popular Mechanics