The 2014 Detroit Motor Show kicks off with the traditional ceremony of honoring this year’s best of the best during the North American Car of the Year (NACOTY) awards. And the star of this year’s gig was Chevrolet with two distinguished winner in the Car and Truck of the Year segments.
The 2014 North American Car of the Year, according to the judges, is the Corvettes Stingray. It received 211 points topping the Mazda3 with 185 points and the Cadillac CTS with 94 points. Judges were mostly impressed by the ‘Vette’s new technology features, and to a lesser extent by its sheer power.
With 455 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque from a 6.2L V-8 engine, Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is the fastest version of the sports car ever built.
Chevy’s other winner was the Silverado, named at the 2014 Truck of the Year. The Silverado received 219 points to the Jeep Cherokee with 174 points and the Acura MDX with 97 points. With the Chevy Silverado numbers speak for themselves: 355 horsepower from a 5.3 liter EcoTec V8, EPA estimated highway fuel economy of up to 23 mpg, and class-leading towing and hauling capacities.
Good thing then for Silverado that Ford unveiled its new F-150 this year. Otherwise, it wouldn’t have it so easy.