Auto Show: Ford Explorer and Chevy Volt Win Top Awards

Mark Fields, Ford president of the Americas, stands next to the 2011 Ford Explorer and holds the award for the North American Truck of the Year at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit
Mark Fields, Ford president of the Americas, stands next to the 2011 Ford Explorer and holds the award for the North American Truck of the Year at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit

A panel of auto industry journalists named the 2011 Chevy Volt "North American Car of the Year," and the 2011 Ford Explorer [pictured] "North American Truck of the Year."

There are numerous "Car of the Year" and "Truck of the Year" awards, the most prominent and well-known are probably the ones given out by Motor Trend magazine.


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