North American Car and Truck of the Year
Chrysler 300, Ford Escape Hybrid win honors
Detroit, Mich - It's here, in the snow and biting cold of early January in Detroit, where auto legends are forged. On the stages and in the hallways of the North American International Auto Show, hopes and plans take form in metal, glass and plastic.
But this is also where the glass shatters, legends break and giants fade into the mundane hum-drum of appliance sales. Over the span of recent years, Chrysler and Ford have been on the bitter end of that, so it is refreshing and appropriate that these two automotive giants enjoy the recasting of their legend together, with two great vehicles built with innovation, designed with imagination and developed with time and care.