Back in January at the North American International Auto Show, the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray was unveiled to much applause.
Well, the applause for the already highly praised seventh-generation Corvette might grow even louder at that show in January 2014.
That’s when the winners of the North American Car and Truck of the Year will be announced.
The new Stingray is among the list of early contenders for the 2014 Car of the Year, according to a list of nominees just released by jurors for the honors.
In fact, it looks like 2014 could be a very good year for General Motors across the board.
The Corvette and Cadillac ELR are both candidates in the car category, while the newly redesigned Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups are early hopefuls in the truck and utility category.
In December, we’ll find out if these candidates are among the five finalists in each category, and the winners will then be unveiled during the NAIAS come January.
Here is the list of 2014 model year cars and trucks nominated for the North American Car/Truck of the Year Awards:
BMW 4 Series
Chevrolet Spark EV
Honda Fit EV
Nissan Versa Note
Porsche Cayman/Cayman S
Smart fortwo electric
Ford Transit Connect/Wagon
Hyundai Santa Fe (long wheelbase)
Land Rover Range Rover Sport
Nissan NV200 Compact
To be eligible, a vehicle must have been substantially changed from the previous model and must go on sale shortly after the announcement of the award. Sales must reach “reasonably foreseeable” totals of 5,000 cars or 2,000 trucks. The GM vehicles definitely qualify based on all that criteria.
Wouldn’t it be nice if Chevrolet made it a sweep for General Motors?
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