Chevy Captures Dual Honors At The 2014 NAIAS
With a one-two punch, Chevy knocks out the competition with its dual wins of The 2014 North American Car and Truck of the Year Award with the Corvette Stingray and Silverado. While both are past winners (2007 and 1998 respectively), this year marks the first time Chevy has captured both coveted honors.
Edging out the Mazda3 and its cousin the Cadillac CTS, the all-new Chevy 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.
The Silverado garnered more votes than the Jeep Cherokee and Acura MDX for Truck of the Year honors. The Silverado is available with a 5.3L EcoTec3 V-8 that 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,” remarked Alan Batey, General Motors senior vice president, Global Chevrolet.
The North American International Auto Show is held at Detroit’s Cobo Hall from January 13-26, 2014.