Ford F-150, VW Golf named truck, car of the year

The car and truck of the year winners were announced Monday morning at the North American International Auto Show at Cobo Center in Detroit. 

The Ford F-150 has been named the North American Truck of the Year. The Volkwagen Golf has been named the Car of the Year. 

The other finalists for the car award were the Ford Mustang and Hyundai Genesis. The F-150 beat out the Lincoln MKC and Chevrolet Colorado for truck honors.

About 60 automotive journalists vote on winners from the list of finalists.

A vehicle must be all new or substantially changed for eligibility.

This is the 22nd year for the awards. Organizers accept no advertising, though carmakers try to capitalize on the marketing value of the honors.

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