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[PICS] 2014 Corvette Stingray Named North American Car of the Year

by Mitch Talley on January 14, 2014

[PICS] 2014 Corvette Named North American Car of the Year

Silverado named North American Truck of the Year

For the first time since 2007, General Motors has won both the car and truck of the year awards at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

It was a clean sweep for Chevrolet as the new Stingray was named Car of the Year while the new Silverado was chosen Truck of the Year.

For the first time since 2007, General Motors has won both the car and truck of the year awards at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

It was a clean sweep for Chevrolet as the new Stingray was named Car of the Year while the new Silverado was chosen Truck of the Year.

The honors were announced at a ceremony at 7:30 this morning, and Corvette Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter can be seen on this video proudly holding a glass trophy above his head, with a huge photo of a Stingray behind him.

“Chevrolet is in the midst of the most aggressive product transformation in the brand’s more than 100-year history,” said Alan Batey, General Motors senior vice president, Global Chevrolet. “The Corvette and Silverado truly embody the passion, commitment and focus that is driving us to deliver the most expressive designs, innovative technologies and engaging performance in every vehicle that wears the bowtie,”

The win for the Stingray is just the latest in a long line of honors over the past few months for the highly popular seventh-generation Corvette, which features a greatly improved interior, revolutionary new styling, and impressive performance with its standard 455 horsepower engine – all at a starting base price of just $51,000, much lower than comparable sports cars.

Silverado’s available 5.3L EcoTec3 V-8 generates 355 horsepower for confident towing and hauling, yet seamlessly switches to four cylinders to save fuel during light-load driving. With an EPA estimated highway fuel economy of up to 23 mpg, Silverado offers the best fuel economy of any V-8 pickup.

The last time one automaker swept the awards at the show was in 2010 when the Ford Transit Connect and Ford Fusion Hybrid were chosen.

2014 Corvette Named North American Car of the Year 2014 Corvette Named North American Car of the Year 2014 Corvette Named North American Car of the Year
2014 Corvette Named North American Car of the Year 2014 Corvette Named North American Car of the Year 2014 Corvette Named North American Car of the Year
2014 Corvette Named North American Car of the Year 2014 Corvette Named North American Car of the Year 2014 Corvette Named North American Car of the Year

“It is a distinct honor for the entire Chevrolet team to have both the Corvette and Silverado recognized with the prestigious North American Car and Truck of the Year Awards,” Batey said.

The winners are selected each year by a panel of 49 automotive journalists who vote on the most outstanding vehicles of the year based on factors including innovation, design, safety, handling, driver satisfaction, and value for the dollar.

Presentation of the North American Car and Truck of the Year awards open media days each year at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

The Stingray beat out two other finalists, the Cadillac CTS and the Mazda3, while the Silverado was chosen over finalists Acura MDX and Jeep Cherokee.


Source:
Chevrolet.com

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