Ford has earned double honours for the second year in a row from the North American Car, Utility and Truck awards committee.
The manufacturer took home the 2022 North American Utility of the Year award for 2022 Ford Bronco® and the 2022 North American Truck of the Year award for 2022 Ford Maverick® pickup. This marks the second year in a row a Ford vehicle has earned recognition from North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year™ jurors, following last year’s top honors for F-150 and Mustang Mach-E.
Bronco elevates the off-road SUV game for a new generation of adventurers thanks to the 4×4-only brand’s Built Wild™ capability, durability and innovative design is the first standard full-hybrid pickup in America and the most fuel-efficient truck on the market with an EPA-estimated rating of 42 mpg in the city; while its compact size makes it easy to manoeuver and park, room for five adults and plenty of storage space.
“We’re thrilled and honoured to earn both Truck and Utility of the Year from the NACTOY jury for the Ford Maverick and Bronco, especially among such a strong field of competitors,” said Kumar Galhotra, President, Americas and International Markets Group. “But we’re also proud because these awards are well-deserved recognition for the tremendous amount of work, focus and energy our teams have invested in designing and engineering exciting vehicles for our customers. This also reflects the overwhelming reception we’ve had from our Maverick and Bronco customers alike.”
Vehicles for adventure and needs
As the flagship model of the Ford outdoor brand of 4×4-exclusive Built Wild vehicles, the 2022 Ford Bronco offers thrilling off-road experiences with heritage-inspired style, rugged engineering and smart off-road technology. The formula and product are hitting the mark with customers, with Bronco turning on dealer lots in just seven days on average.
Reinventing the modern compact pickup for truck customers who never knew they needed a truck; the all-new and affordable Ford Maverick is the first standard full-hybrid pickup in America and the most fuel-efficient truck on the market with an EPA-estimated rating of 42 mpg in the city. Its compact size makes it easy to manoeuver and park, there’s room for five adults and plenty of storage, with payload and towing capability to accommodate a huge range of needs.
Both Bronco and Maverick are designed to enable the adventures and needs of their owners, from scaling trails to helping a friend move a couch. These new vehicles are just what customers have asked for and that’s reaffirmed by the honours each has earned to date.