Volkswagen’s compact hatchback edges out Ford Mustang for NACOTY honours

At the first press conference of the day at the North American International Auto Show, the Volkswagen Golf and Ford F-150 were bestowed with North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year honours.

Selected by a jury of automotive journalists, the Ford F-150 was widely expected to come out on top in the Truck/Utility category and the Blue Oval was also tipped to take a sweep with the new Ford Mustang. However, after jurors voted, the new seventh-generation Volkswagen Golf was elected winner in the Car category.

Other finalists considered included the Hyundai Genesis Sedan, Chevrolet Colorado, and Lincoln MKC.


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