General Motors brought home a double win in Detroit today. Jurors awarded the 2014 Corvette Stingray and 2014 Chevrolet Silverado as the North American Car and Truck of the Year Monday in a press conference at the 2014 North American International Auto show.
This marks the second year in a row General Motors has won Car of the Year after the Cadillac ATS compact sedan won in 2013. The Corvette has not won the award since the fifth generation of the sports car was introduced in 1998.
“Chevrolet is in the midst of the most aggressive product transformation in the brand’s more than 100-year history,” said senior vice president of Global Chevrolet, Alan Batey. “The Corvette and Silverado truly embody the passion, commitment and focus that is driving us to deliver the most expressive designs, innovative technologies and engaging performance in every vehicle that wears the bowtie.”
The Corvette beat out two other finalists, the acclaimed Cadillac CTS sedan and Mazda 3 hatchback.
None of the other nominees went through the dramatic overhaul and complete reinvention the seventh generation Corvette did, placing it in top contention for the award.
The Silverado was chosen from two other finalists, the Acura MDX and Jeep Cherokee.
“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,” said Batey.