It’s safe to say that Motor Trend Magazine’s Car of the Year award is one of the most coveted awards an automobile can receive. The annual award tends to go to a car that becomes a dominant leader in a segment, or even changes the playing field completely. For the Chevrolet Volt, that’s exactly what happened.
The Chevy Volt, as with every other Car of the Year contender, is judged off of six dimensions of criteria. These include Advancement in Design, Engineering Excellence, Efficiency, Safety, Value and Performance of Intended Function. In a contest featuring 21 competitors – including the Audi A8, BMW 5-Series, Ford Fiesta and even the Chevrolet Cruze – the Volt ran away with the calipers.
If that doesn’t charge up demand for The General’s IPO happening this week, we’re not sure what will.
Source: Motor Trend