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Ford Maverick, Bronco and Honda Civic get North American Truck, Utility and Auto of the Yr

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The Maverick beat out some challenging competitors.

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The North American Car or truck, Truck and Utility of the Year judges have rendered their verdict. For 2022, the Honda Civic is the Motor vehicle of the Calendar year, the Ford Maverick is the Truck of the Calendar year and the Ford Bronco is the Utility of the 12 months. Each auto defeat out rigid competitiveness to just take the crown in each respective section right after jurors (disclaimer: some Roadshow staff had been on the panel) weeded as a result of 36 motor vehicles, then to 26 semifinalists and a final 9 selections — three candidates for every single award.

The Civic is a fantastic a person, without a doubt.

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The Automobile of the Year contenders had been the Civic, Lucid Air and Volkswagen Golf GTI/Golf R. The Civic, having said that, received the most votes and waves of praise for its packaging, fun-to-generate manners and price. As for the Truck of the Yr, the Maverick, it defeated the Rivian R1T and its chief rival, the Hyundai Santa Cruz. In the conclusion, the Maverick took the prize. It also ends a streak of truck awards for additional typical entire body-on-body pickups.

Ford walked away with two awards this calendar year.

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A few extremely perfectly regarded utility autos fought for Utility of the Calendar year, too. The Ford Bronco inched forward of the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Genesis GV70 in the stop. With the wild acceptance of SUVs and crossovers, Utility of the Calendar year is a really coveted title. And now, Ford has two of the awards to provide as marketing firepower for the next 12 months. Not that it desired any enable advertising the Bronco or Maverick, but a tiny enable from high-profile awards hardly ever hurts.