Detroit — Electric Ford F-150 Lightning named 2023 North American Truck of the Year, Kia EV6 named Utility Vehicle of the Year and Acura Integra named Car of the Year.
The Lightning’s win marks the third consecutive truck award for Ford, following the 2022 Maverick and the 2021 F-150.
The winners, announced Wednesday, were selected through a three-part voting process by a jury of 50 automotive journalists from the US and Canadian media. Vehicles were chosen from his three finalists in each category announced in November.
The 2022 NACTOY winners were the Honda Civic, Ford Maverick and Ford Bronco.
The Lightning’s victory is the latest in a string of awards for Ford’s electric pickup since its launch in April 2022.The vehicle was named last month motor trends‘s Track of the Year.
“It shows public opinion on electric trucks,” said Darren Palmer, vice president of electric vehicle programs at Ford. We are committed to leading electric, we are already working on the next generation of trucks and cars and the team will be strengthened by this success.”
The Integra’s win was Acura’s first NACTOY award since 2001, and Kia’s first NACTOY award since 2020, and the brand’s second overall. It was the first time all three were EVs.
The Integra, which returned to showrooms last year after sales of the previous generation ended in 2006, was the only petrol car to win.
“It’s a reinforcement that we have a great product,” said Emile Korkol, vice president of Acura domestic sales. “Having an entry car like this is core to our DNA and brings back the Integra nameplate.”
NACTOY’s 50 judges include: car news.
This award was established in 1994.