2022 Ford F-150 Lightning
DETROIT — The electrical Ford F-150 Lightning was named MotorTrend’s 2023 truck of the 12 months Tuesday, topping conventional pickups with inner combustion engines from Normal Motors, Stellantis and Toyota Motor.
The distinguished title and accompanying “Golden Caliper” award are extremely sought by automakers globally yearly. They’re used to advertise autos in promoting and are considered as third-party validation of a brand new automobile.
The F-150 Lightning is a pivotal product for each Ford Motor and the U.S. automotive business. It is the primary mass-market electrical pickup truck for mainstream consumers and broadly considered as a check of widespread EV adoption. The F-Collection, which incorporates the electrical and conventional variations of the truck, has additionally been the best-selling automobile within the U.S. for 4 many years.
MotorTrend cited the Lightning’s total efficiency, security and attraction to conventional pickup consumers among the many causes for the popularity.
“Whereas some autos change the world by being radically completely different, others, just like the Ford F-150 Lightning, change it by being completely different the place it counts and acquainted the place it helps,” MotorTrend stated in a press launch.
That is the second consecutive 12 months an all-electric truck has gained the award, following the Rivian R1T a 12 months in the past. Nevertheless it’s the primary electrical automobile to obtain unanimous assist from the judges, MotorTrend stated.
Different finalists for MotorTrend’s truck of the 12 months have been the 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, 2022 GMC Sierra 1500, 2023 Ram 2500 and 2022 Toyota Tundra.
MotorTrend has named the Genesis G90 its 2023 automobile of the 12 months and the electrical Hyundai Ioniq 5 as its 2023 SUV of the 12 months.