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Motor Trend award winners announced for 2017

As you probably know, the 2017 Awards were handed yesterday. However, a week ago, on the eve of the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show, Motor Trend magazine announced its own recipients of the 2017 Golden Calipers for Car of the Year, Truck of the Year, and SUV of the Year.

This year's finalists were evaluated against six key criteria: safety, efficiency, value, advancement in design, engineering excellence, and performance of intended function.

Here are the winners. Click on the links to learn more about these vehicles.

2017 Motor Trend Car of the Year: Chevrolet Bolt EV

2017 Motor Trend Truck of the Year: Ford Super Duty

2017 Motor Trend SUV of the Year: Mercedes-Benz GLC

Meanwhile, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk was named 2017 Motor Trend Person of the Year.