Οι κριτές του North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year αποφάσισαν και όπως ήταν προγραμματισμένο, ανακοίνωσαν, τους νικητές.

Στις αρχές του Δεκεμβρίου είχαμε αναφέρει πως οι φιναλίστ είναι οι: Cadillac CTS, Mazda3 και Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. Οι 49 δημοσιογράφοι/κριτές, αποφάσισαν να δώσουν τον τίτλο στην C7 Corvette.

Όσον αφορά στην κατηγορία Truck/Utility, το Chevrolet Silverado κατάφερε να κερδίσει τους δύο άξιους ανταγωνιστές του (Acura MDX και Jeep Cherokee) και να κατακτήσει τον τίτλο του 2014 Truck/Utility of the Year.

Η Chevrolet είναι στη μέση της πιο επιθετικής μεταμόρφωσης στην 100ετή ιστορία της. Είναι εξαιρετική τιμή για ολόκληρη την ομάδα της Chevrolet να αναγνωρίζονται τόσο η Corvette, όσο και το Silverado με το γεμάτο κύρος βραβείο του North American Car and Truck of the Year.

Δήλωσε ο αντιπρόεδρος της General Motors, Alan Batey.

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The all-new Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and Silverado 1500 are the 2014 North American Car and Truck of the Year.

It is the first time Chevrolet has won both awards in the same year. The Silverado was last named Truck of the Year in 2007 and the Corvette was last named Car of the Year in 1998.

“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,”

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. Forty-nine automotive journalists from the United States and Canada vote to recognize the most outstanding vehicles of the year based on factors including innovation, design, safety, handling, driver satisfaction and value for the dollar.

The new Corvette Stingray is the most powerful standard model ever, with 455 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque from a 6.2L V-8 engine – and 460 horsepower /465 lb-ft with the available performance exhaust system – enabling models with the available Z51 Performance Package to sprint from 0-60 in 3.8 seconds.

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.

“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.