Cadillac's ATS has won the coveted title of North American Car of the Year at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, beating off competition from the second- and third-placed Honda Accord and Ford Fusion.
The result, announced at the Detroit show, gave the ATS 207 points, the Accord 154 points and the Ford 124 points. The jury panel of 49 automotive journalists also voted for the North American Truck/Utility of the Year, which was won by the Dodge Ram 1500.
"This is a very meaningful honor for the entire Cadillac team, especially the men and women who build the ATS in Lansing, Michigan, and our dedicated and talented designers and engineers,” said Bob Ferguson, GM vice president, global Cadillac. “A car like ATS is the result of incredible commitment and focus. That's the only method for creating a great performing luxury car."
Last year, the Range Rover Evoque won the truck category, and the Hyundai Elantra won the car award.
Executive Publisher Paul Pfanner and Executive Producer John Chambers contributed to this report