The North American International Auto Show is being held at COBO Center in Detroit, Michigan from January 12 to the 25th. While the official press events have recently started, many interesting cars have already been shown. Ford’s new aluminum F-150 has taken the prize for Truck of the Year. Ford has taken a gamble with the new body that will shave 700 pounds off the weight of the truck, making it more fuel efficient by getting around 26 miles per gallon on the highway. This is a major step forward in complying with strict fuel efficiency standards that will require fuel economy be at 54.4 mpg by 2024.
In a surprising turn of events, Volkswagen’s Golf has taken the Car of the Year award over Ford’s re-designed 2015 Mustang and the Hyundai Genesis. Some are not surprised, though, as the Golf has won numerous awards including Motor Trend’s Car of the Year. These awards come at a crucial time as Volkswagen is trying once again to build a market in the U.S after being unsuccessful for decades.
Other cars of note are the Acura NSX, Toyota Tacoma, Mercedes GLE Coupe, and the Ford GT.