Saying that it “delivers on decades of promise,” the Detroit Free Press has named the 2020 Corvette Stingray as its Car of the Year, adding to an ever-growing list of honors for Chevy’s legendary and reimagined sports car.
The newspaper says that the mid-engine Corvette is the “most radical re-engineering in the car’s history” and boasts that “as 2020 dawns, the Chevrolet Corvette has reasserted itself as the pinnacle of sports car design, engineering, and value.”
The new Corvette is joined by another familiar – though long missing – name, the Ford Ranger, chosen as Truck of the Year.
“After nearly a decade’s absence, the Ford Ranger returned to the pickup wars, offering value and utility in a package that doesn’t demand a $25,000 expansion of your garage,” Free Press auto critic Mark Phelan wrote.
While the Ranger returned to the scene hauling a long and proud history, the same can’t be said for the Free Press SUV of the Year award, which was won by a newcomer – the Kia Telluride.
“Kia made life better for buyers of three-row SUVs,” Phelan wrote, “and scared the bejesus out of luxury brands by introducing the Telluride, which delivers the class and visual impact German brands strive for at the price of a Toyota Highlander.”
This is the second hometown newspaper to give the 2020 Corvette Stingray their Car of the Year award. Last week the Detroit News also gave the Corvette top billing in its 2019 Vehicles of the Year award.
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