Chevy Bolt 2017 Named Car of the Year at Detroit Auto Show

Chevy Bolt 2017 Named Car of the Year at Detroit Auto Show
Chevy Bolt 2017 Named Car of the Year at Detroit Auto Show
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10 January, 2017

The finalists for the 2017 North American Car and Truck of the Year awards were whittled down from an original field of 43 contenders (27 vehicles in the car category, 12 for the utility category, and four trucks). "This is a terrific way to kick off 2017, and we're looking forward to sharing more innovative Honda products in the year ahead".

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Chrysler's new Pacifica sets a new standard for comfort and luxury in a minivan. So, the award is a bit of a bait and switch for buyers looking to grab a Bolt fresh off its big win.

Chevy Bolt 2017 Named Car of the Year at Detroit Auto Show
Chevy Bolt 2017 Named Car of the Year at Detroit Auto Show

It's victory was predicted by most automotive industry experts as that range should be a game changer for the transition from fossil fuel to electric vehicles.

Winners of the awards for North American vehicles of the year for 2017 were unveiled today as part of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The expansion will create 2,000 new jobs.

General Motors picked up the crown jewel in the trifecta of trophies Monday for its new long-range electric auto, the Chevrolet Bolt. This year was a little different, though, as a third category, utility vehicle, was added to the list to represent the growing significance of the segment in the new auto market. The Bolt can travel more than 375 kilometres on a single charge in favourable weather. "They want a truck that drives like a auto".

"The market is taking notice of this auto, the first to offer a no-excuses reason to drive an electric vehicle", said Mark Reuss, GM's global product development director.

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