Detroit, Michigan – The 2012 Ford F-150 has been named the Motor Trend 2012 Truck of the Year.

The Ford rounds out Motor Trend’s 2012 awards, which named the Volkswagen Passat as Car of the Year, and the Land Rover Evoque as SUV of the Year.

This year marks the fourth time the F-150 has won the award, the most for any truck since the magazine began presenting its Truck of the Year in 1989. Past winners were in 1997, 2004 and 2009.

The editors said that “F-150s are built to work and felt better the more they were challenged. Ford offers an enormous variety of configurations and designs, making the truck tailorable to just about any need. It’s the combination of advancement in design, engineering excellence, efficiency, safety, value and the performance of intended function that has earned the Ford F-150 the title of Motor Trend’s 2012 Truck of the Year.”

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