The Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and Silverado 1500 have been named finalists for the 2014 North American Car and Truck of the Year.
The 2014 awards will be announced on January 13th during a special press conference before the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
Six finalists, three for Truck of the Year and three for Car of the Year, were narrowed down from a field of 11 cars and 12 trucks and utility vehicles.
In order to be eligible for the awards, a vehicle must be redesigned or significantly changed and be introduced during 2013.
Chevy’s Year-Long Journey
Both the Corvette and the Silverado debuted in the city about a year ago. The Silverado was unveiled alongside its sibling, the GMC Sierra, at a special event held in late December last year, preempting the Detroit auto show, which is held in January.
The all-new Corvette was the darling of the 2013 show, stealing the majority of attention and winning the honor of “Best in Show” from the writers at Autoweek.
It seems perfectly natural that these vehicles are returning to where it all started in hopes of taking home the highly-regarded award.
About the North American Car/Truck of the Year Awards
As the North American Car of the Year panel says on their website, awards and accolades are not uncommon, especially in the automotive industry where every automotive news source seems to have their own awards, but this award is different.
What makes these awards significant is that the voting panel is broader and deeper than all other awards. Consisting of 50 automotive journalists, the panel represents all types of media, including newspapers, magazines, radio, television, and online sources.
Operating costs for this award are gathered through membership dues, with no outside funding influencing the award.
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