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Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and Silverado Take 2014 North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year Award 13
Jan
Posted by Malcolm Hogan in 2014 Chevrolet Corvette, 2014 Corvette Stingray, 2014 NAIAS, Auto Addiction, auto show, Automotive, Chevrolet, Chevrolet Silverado, Corvette Stingray, Detroit, Detroit-Auto-Show, naias, News, North American Car of the Year, North American International Auto Show, North American Truck/Utility of the Year on 01 13th, 2014
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It is a proud day in America and at General Motors as the Chevrolet brand takes home both the 2014 North American Car and 2014 North American Truck/Utility of the Year awards with the new Corvette Stingray and Silverado. This announcement kicks off the 2014 Detroit Auto Show as our peers and auto journalists from all over the world embark on one of the most exciting and highly anticipated automotive shows of the year.

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The bowtie brand keeps the forward momentum moving for General Motors as last year’s crown for North American Car of the year was awarded to the new Cadillac ATS. This year, while we thought the all-new Cadillac CTS, Mazda3 or the new Acura MDX was going to take the win home, we are just as happy with the outcome having the all-new Corvette Stingray and Silverado win.



Ram 1500 Named 2013 North American Truck/Utility of the Year 14
Jan
Posted by Malcolm Hogan in auto show, Automotive, Chrysler, Dodge, News, North American Truck of the Year, North American Truck/Utility of the Year, RAM, Ram 1500 on 01 14th, 2013

Taking home the 3rd win for the Chrysler Group, the Ran 1500 pick-up takes home the 2013 North American Truck/Utility of the Year award.

The domestic automakers field is surely exciting this year and to reiterate that excitement and pride put into the design and engineering of new American vehicles, the North American Car of the Year and North American Truck/Utility of the Year awards both go to vehicles belonging to the Big 3. Last year for 2012, neither of the winners were domestic where the Hyundai Elantra and Land Rover Range Rover Evoque took the win.

Going up against the Mazda CX-5 and Ford C-Max in the finalist round, the Ran 1500 edges them out receiving the 3rd truck win for Chrysler (the Dodge Ram 1500 won in 1994).

DETROIT, – Domestic automakers dominated as the Cadillac ATS took the 2013 North American Car of the Year and the Ram 1500 won the 2013 North American Truck/Utility of the Year.

The winners were revealed Monday morning at a news conference at the North American International Auto Show.

The winners were chosen by a jury of 49 automotive journalists from the United States and Canada.

The awards – now in their 20th year – are unique in the United States because instead of being given by a single media outlet they are awarded by a group of automotive journalists from the United States and Canada who represent magazines, television, radio, newspapers and web sites.

The awards are designed to recognize the most outstanding new vehicles of the year. These vehicles are benchmarks in their segments based on factors including innovation, comfort, design, safety, handling, driver satisfaction and value for the dollar.

The jurors gave the ATS 207 points, the Accord 159 points and the Fusion 124 points.

It was the first win for Cadillac ATS and the fifth car win for General Motors. The Cadillac CTS was a finalist in 2008.

The jurors gave the Ram 1500 261 points, the CX-5 142 points and the C-Max 87 points.

It was the third truck win for Chrysler. The Dodge Ram 1500 won in 1994.

Domestic automakers have won North American Car of the Year 11 times. Japanese automakers have won three times. European automakers have won four times. A Korean automaker (Hyundai) has won twice.

Domestic automakers have won North American Truck of the Year 13 times. Japanese automakers have won four times. European automakers have won three times.

To be eligible a vehicle must be all new or substantially changed. The jurors considered dozens of new vehicles before sending their ballots to Michelle Collins, a partner at Deloitte & Touche early in December.

On December 12th the three car and truck finalists were announced. But only Ms. Collins knew the winners until she handed over envelopes today to Michelle Krebs, a juror and
Editor-at-Large for Edmunds.com.

The awards were inspired by the “Car of the Year” in Europe.

They are administered by an organizing committee and are funded with dues paid by the jurors. There are no paid positions. Automakers do not pay to have their vehicles considered or to use the awards in ads.

The “2012 North American Car of the Year” was the Hyundai Elantra.

Last year’s “2012 North American Truck of the Year” was the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque.

MORE INFORMATION: More information on the awards — including names of the jurors, previous finalists and winners — is available at: www.northamericancaroftheyear.org.







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