Automotive journalists have named the aluminum-body 2015 Ford F-150 their North American Truck/Utility of the Year, and the Volkswagen Golf took first among cars.
“Ford is honored to be named the best among such a strong field of competitors,” Ford Americas preisdent Joe Hinrichs said in a statement. “Ford employees and customers have a lot to be proud of with the innovative and award-winning F-150.”
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The new F-150 weighs 700 pounds less thanks to its shift to an aluminum body. As a result, the collision repair industry is scrambling to prepare in terms of expensive training and equipment to work on what has been in the past a highly popular model.
The F-150, with 297 points, beat out the Chevrolet Colorado (205) and Ford the Motor Company’s Lincoln MKC (68) to win. It was a larger margin than the Golf, which with 265 points beat the Ford Mustang (204) and Hyundai Genesis (110).