The Volkswagen Golf & Golf GTI has won the 2015 North American Car of the Year title while the Ford F-150 triumphed in the truck/utility category.

The winners were announced on the dawn of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit (NAIAS) and the Volkswagen Golf & Golf GTI took top spot in the car category after grabbing 256 points. In second place came the Ford Mustang with 204 points and was followed at a considerable distance by the Hyundai Genesis with 110 points.

The aluminum-bodied 2015 Ford F-150 took first place in the truck/utility category after securing 297 points, way more than the Chevrolet Colorado which came in second with 205 points. The final spot on the podium was occupied by the Lincoln MKC with 68 points.

Gallery: Volkswagen Golf / Golf GTI and Ford F-150 named 2015 North American Car and Truck of the Year

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