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The Ford Mustang Mach-E snagged top honors at the 2021 North American Car, Truck, and Utility Vehicle of the Year (NACTOY, for short) Awards during a virtual event Monday.
The Mach-E, Ford’s first electric vehicle, claimed the title of utility vehicle of the year, indicating that Tesla’s years-long reign as the undisputed leader in EVs may be coming to a close, and that legacy carmakers like the Blue Oval may not be playing catch-up for very much longer.
The NACTOY Awards are judged by a panel of 50 automotive journalists, who narrowed down 43 eligible vehicles to three winners based on segment leadership, innovation, design, safety, handling, driver satisfaction, and value. The Hyundai Elantra won car of the year, while the jury dubbed the Ford F-150 pickup of the year.
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The winners beat out six other finalists: the Genesis G80, Nissan Sentra, Jeep Gladiator Mojave, Ram 1500 TRX, Genesis GV80, and Land Rover Defender.
But the Mach-E hasn’t just impressed members of the media, it has also wowed Wall Street analysts, who say that Ford’s sleek electric crossover could …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Technology