The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada named the 2015 Ford F-150 its 2015 Canadian Truck of the Year during an early-morning ceremony at the Canadian International Auto Show yesterday. The announcement marks the second time the F-150 has received the designation, also having won in 2004. Ford was also recognized with the award in 2011 for the Edge crossover and in 2009 for the Flex.
AJAC says its category winners represent the voting results from a large group of Canadian automotive journalists. The judges deliberate over the winners after the five-day ‘TestFest’ in Niagara Falls, Ontario, which allows them to drive and score all of the industry’s new vehicle offerings.
“TestFest is the most intensive new vehicle evaluation process on the planet,” explained CCOTY co-chair and AJAC member, Gary Grant. “No other organization employs such stringent testing methods to determine their car of year award winners. Data driven and Canadian expertise: that’s what makes an AJAC winner.”
Trucks and SUVs that are all-new or heavily updated for the 2015 model year were eligible to receive CCOTY honors. All testing and scoring results from TestFest, along with the winners of the other ‘Best New’ categories, are available on AJAC’s website.