Stingray, Silverado Win 2014 North American Car and Truck of the Year
Perhaps the result was never in question: Chevrolet has cleaned up at the 2014 North American International Auto Show’s (NAIAS) presentation of the 2014 North American Car and Truck of the Year Awards. The white-hot 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and the rugged Silverado 1500 took home those honors, respectively, topping all other comers by a wide berth.
This marks the first time in the history of the 2014 North American Car and Truck of the Year Awards that Chevrolet has earned both top honors. The Silverado last won Truck of the Year in 2007, and the Corvette hasn’t won Car of the Year (surprisingly enough) since 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, in a statement released Monday morning. “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 2014 Chevy Corvette earned 211 points, topping the 2014 Mazda3’s 185 points and Cadillac CTS’ 94 points with relative ease. Silverado earned 219 points, trumping the much-heralded Jeep Cherokee’s 174 points and the Acura MDX’s 97 points.
“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.
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