Chevy sweep: Corvette, Silverado take top awards at Detroit auto show

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General Motors’ Chevrolet brand swept the North American Car of the Year and North American Truck/Utility of the Year on Monday, giving the resurgent Detroit auto maker another boost at the beginning of the Motor City’s annual auto show.The Chevrolet Corvette Stingray received the car award, and the truck was the Silverado. The Chevy sweep came after General Motors Co. made the most appearances on this year’s list finalists, which also included the Cadillac CTS and Mazda3 on the car side and Acura MDX and Jeep Cherokee on the truck/utility side.

The Cadillac ATS took top car honours last year.
The awards always kick off the press preview days for the North American International Auto Show, though they aren’t affiliated with the show. Forty-eight full-time automotive journalists vote on winners from the list of finalists.
The win for the Corvette, which starts at just under $52,000, is a strong point of pride for the company. The Stingray debuted exactly one year earlier and represents a redesign of a model that’s been in production for 60 years.
Alan Batey, soon to be GM’s North American chief, said the company can’t make enough Corvettes.
“Everything that’s in the factory is pretty much customer sold,” he said.

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