Ford’s F-150 Lightning Wins 2023 North American Truck Of The Yr
The Ford F-150 Lightning is charging into the brand new yr because the North American Truck of the Yr. That is the most recent award within the electrical truck’s trophy case and marks the third straight NACTOY Truck of the Yr award for Ford. It’s additionally the fifth NACTOY award for Ford up to now three years.
“Incomes North America’s Truck of the Yr is large for the workforce that has been working so arduous to construct and ship as many Lightnings as attainable, as rapidly as attainable,” mentioned Jim Farley, Ford president and CEO. “We’re transferring quick to additional ramp manufacturing to a 150,000 run charge this fall and pushing to enhance each side of this truck. We’ve began delivering Lightnings from the manufacturing facility with a implausible new person interface replace to enhance the motive force expertise that we’ll additionally roll out to all of our Lightning house owners over-the-air.”
The F-150 Lightning is the best-selling electrical truck within the U.S. since its launch in Could 2022, with gross sales totaling 15,617, serving to Ford to change into the No. 2 EV automaker within the U.S. in 2022.
“When America’s best-selling car goes electrical you recognize the transition has momentum,” mentioned Karl Brauer, NACTOY juror and freelance journalist for Forbes. “Ford’s effort to create an all-electric F-150 is outstanding as a result of it combines the usual truck’s dimensions, which suggests it retains huge aftermarket help, with substantial upgrades to areas like storage and cellular energy help. It’s actually the very best of all worlds, giving the F-150 Lightning a variety of functions for each conventional and new-to-the-segment truck clients.”
To win the North American Truck of the Yr, automobiles have to be new or considerably modified for the yr. The jury of 50 skilled automotive journalists from throughout North America select a winner primarily based on innovation, design, security, efficiency, expertise, person expertise, driver satisfaction and worth.
North American Truck of the Yr is the most recent award within the F-150 Lightning trophy case. Others embody, Motor Development Truck of the Yr, The Automotive Connection Finest Automotive to Purchase, Edmunds Prime Rated, Detroit Free Press Truck of the Yr, Inexperienced Automotive Studies Finest Automotive to Purchase, TIME Prime 200 Invention of 2022, 2023 Kelley Blue Guide Finest Purchase Award, 2022 Altair Enlighten Award, Sobre Ruedas 2022 Awards, Wards 10 Finest & Engines & Propulsion Programs, Web Manufacturers Finest Automotive to Purchase, Victory & Reseda Car of the Yr, TopGear.com 2022 American Automotive of the Yr, Autoblog Expertise of the Yr 2022, Motor1 Star Awards, CarBuzz Save the Planet award and a number of Sabre awards.