Last year, Chevrolet took home top honors with Google’s “Year In Search” list. The list combed through data of “most-searched” names, leading to the bowtie brand’s top spot.
This year, however, Google changed the way it compiled the data. Instead, it used “trending” names, which led to Chevrolet’s bumping from the list altogether. The trending names were looked at through the highest and most sustained spikes in traffic.
Honda took the top spot for 2016, according to Automotive News, after sustained buzz with the Pilot and CR-V crossovers. We’re sure the Type-R prototype helped a bit, too. The brand was up from third place in 2015.
The biggest leap came from Tesla, which jumped from number 10 to number 3 this year due to the Model 3 announcement and the surrounding pre-order drama.
Unfortunately for Chevrolet, the brand didn’t even land on the top ten list this year, despite the buzz surrounding the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV. But, with production models just now reaching dealerships, we’re sure interest will only climb over the brand’s first affordable EV.