2014 Chevrolet Corvette Named North American Car of the Year

By | January 14, 2014
Chevrolet scored two major wins at the Detroit auto show where it was announced the Corvette received the North American Car of the Year award while the Silverado nabbed the Truck of the Year title. The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette beat out the Cadillac CTS and Mazda3. In the truck segment, the Silverado went up against the Jeep Cherokee and Acura MDX. Cars from U.S. automakers most often top both lists. Domestic automakers have won the Car of the Year title 12 times. Japan scored three wins while European automakers took home four awards. Korean automaker Hyundai has won twice. With trucks, domestic automakers have made 14 wins, while Japanese and European automakers took home four and three wins respectively. Each year, a panel of 49 auto journalists from the U.S. and Canada comes together to pick the winners. Its criteria for cars range from comfort and design to safety and value for the dollar.
Both the Corvette and Silverado were redesigned for the 2014 model year. The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette features a new design, 455 horsepower, and a more comfortable interior. The Silverado also receives changes including better fuel economy and more safety technologies. Source: North American Car of the Year