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Things changed this year when the three finalists listed for the North American Truck of the Year Award were actually crossovers. In fact, the winner of the award was the 2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque which by all means hardly defines what we believe a truck is.
And thus a change to the name of the award has come. Starting with next year’s award, the North American Truck of the Year will now become the North American Truck/Utility of the Year. Not only will it now encompass SUVs and crossovers such as the Range Rover Evoque, but the word utility will also help make vehicles like the Ford F-Series Super Duty and the Dodge Ram 2500 HD more acceptable as they have become competent daily drivers.