For the second-consecutive year, the North American Car and Truck of the Year were both Detroit natives. Chevrolet won car of the year with its Volt, and Ford took the trophy for truck of the year with the all-new 2011 Explorer at this year’s NAIAS.
This is the third time GM has won Car of the Year, and the third consecutive truck trophy for Ford, and seventh overall. This year also marked the 10th time a domestic brand won Car of the Year, and 12th time the Truck of the Year award went to a domestic manufacturer.
The North American Car and Truck of the Year award is the most prestigious automotive award, as it is decided by a collective of automotive journalists and broadcasters from across the US and Canada. The jury this year was composed of 49 individuals that participated in the trifurcated voting process.
– By: Stephen Calogera