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North American Car, Truck of the Year Announced

By Editors on January 12, 2009 2:16 PM
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A distinguished, brilliant, charitable panel of 50 automotive journalists from various U.S. and Canadian media outlets, a group that includes Kelley Blue Book's executive editorial director -- and our boss -- Jack R. Nerad, has voted the Hyundai Genesis luxury sedan and the redesigned Ford F-150 pickup the 2009 North American Car and Truck of the Year. The Genesis is the first Korean vehicle to win the award, topping the Ford Flex (yes, the three-row crossover) and Volkswagen Jetta TDI, which received the 2009 Green Car of the Year award at the LA Auto Show. The F-150 out-paced the Dodge Ram and diesel-powered Mercedes-Benz ML320 BlueTEC. The awards, presented at Detroit's North American International Auto Show, recognize vehicles based on factors including innovation, design, safety, handling, driver satisfaction and value.
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