The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV has yet to reach dealerships, but it has scooped up one of the most prestigious honors in the business. Motor Trend has named the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV its 2017 Car of the Year after careful consideration in key areas.
Editors based their decision on advancement in design, engineering excellence, efficiency, safety, value and performance of intended function. The Bolt EV excelled in each of them.
“Chevrolet is on a roll with new and compelling vehicles that have reset the bar for trucks in 2015, trucks and sports cars in 2016, and for 2017, electric cars,” said Ed Loh, Motor Trend Editor-in-Chief. “The Bolt EV is certainly a game-changing vehicle and we look forward to seeing whether we’ll be recognizing another Chevrolet next year in our annual awards.”
With this award, it becomes the fourth Motor Trend honor for Chevrolet in four years. Last year, the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro was named car of the year, while the Chevrolet Colorado earned truck of the year for both 2015 and 2016.