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Electric Ford F-150 Lightning named Truck of the Year by MotorTrend

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2022 Ford F-150 Lightning

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DETROIT – The Electric Ford On Tuesday, the F-150 Lightning was named MotorTrend’s 2023 Truck of the Year, surpassing traditional pickups with internal combustion engines from General Motors, Stellantide and Toyota engine.

The prestigious title and the accompanying “Golden Caliper” award are highly sought after by automakers around the world every year. They are used to promote vehicles in advertising and are considered third-party validation of a new vehicle.

The F-150 Lightning is an essential product for Ford Motor and the American automotive industry. It is the first mainstream electric pickup truck aimed at mainstream buyers and widely seen as a test of widespread EV adoption. The F-Series, which includes electric and traditional versions of the truck, has also been the best-selling vehicle in the United States for decades.

MotorTrend noted the Lightning’s overall performance, safety, and importance in attracting traditional pickup truck buyers among the reasons for the recognition.

“While some vehicles change the world by being radically different, others, like the Ford F-150 Lightning, change it by being different where it matters and familiar where it helps,” MotorTrend said in a press release. .

This is the second year in a row that an all-electric truck has won this award, after the Rivian R1T a year ago. But it’s the first electric vehicle to receive unanimous support from the judges, MotorTrend said.

Other finalists for MotorTrend’s Truck of the Year were the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, 2022 GMC Sierra 1500, 2023 Ram 2500 and 2022 Toyota Tundra.

MotorTrend’s Truck of the Year follows the publication naming the Genesis G90 its 2023 Car of the Year and the electric Hyundai Ioniq 5 as its 2023 SUV of the Year.

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