For the first time in its history, Chevrolet has captured both the 2014 North American Car and Truck of the Year awards, with the Corvette Stingray and the Silverado accomplishing the feat.
\"Chevrolet is in the midst of the most aggressive product transformation in the brand\'s more-than-100-year history,\" said General Motors senior vice president for Global Chevrolet, Alan Batey. \"The Corvette and the Silverado truly embody the passion, the commitment and the focus that are driving us to deliver the most expressive designs, innovative technologies and engaging performance in every vehicle that wears the bow tie.\"
Chosen by a jury of 49 automotive journalists from the United States and Canada, the Corvette Stingray\'s 211 points beat the Mazda 3\'s 185, while the Silverado\'s 219 points trumped the Jeep Cherokee\'s 174.
The Car of the Year victory is the sixth for General Motors, while the Truck of the Year is its fourth. According to GM, the Corvette was last named Car of the Year in 1998, while the Silverado was last named Truck of the Year in 2007.
\"It is a distinct honor for the entire Chevrolet team to have both the Corvette and the Silverado recognized with the prestigious North American Car and Truck of the Year awards,\" Batey added.