|Publisher M.D. Stokes presenting first eMOTION! automotive award to then Ford Div.President Jim O'Connor for 2002 Thunderbird|
Chicago. – February 4, 2004 eMOTION! REPORTS.com, an automotive/aerospace industries research and analysis site (http://www.emotionreports.com/) that targets professionals within the academic, media, corporate and government sectors, announced the second phase of its annual vehicle awards program which now includes aerospace. Categories include Car of The Year, SUV of The Year, Technological Achievement of the Year and special awards in both categories.
"In September, we named Cadillac CTS/CTS-V as Car of The Year 2003/04; Lincoln Aviator as SUV of The Year 2003, Toyota Prius as Technological Achievement of 2003/04, Bombardier’s Global Express as Business Jet of The Decade and Boeing’s superlative Globemaster III as Airlifter of The Decade," said Publisher Myron D. Stokes, an award-winning journalist/analyst formerly with Newsweek, Newsweek International and Newsweek Japan.
"We are pleased to announce at the Chicago Auto Show, recognized internationally as one of the premier automotive industry events, that Ford’s 2004 F-150 is named Truck of The Decade and Ford GT as Performance Car of 2005. The first question that will no doubt come to mind is why, in a veritable sea of great competition, F-150 can be designated as such? I think it best to let our awards committee answer the query, who note that ‘…F-150 is the best selling truck in the world and has been for a significant time period. The assumption was it would be difficult to continue that level of success with a new design -- and the consumer acceptance uncertainty that goes along with same -- amidst a plethora of excellent, competing designs. Go to full release - http://media.ford.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=17411
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