Along with all of the other truck hard working truck news from Detroit this week, the Chevrolet Silverado was named the 2014 North American Truck of the Year at the North American International Auto Show.
The Chevy Corvette was the Car of the Year.
The winners were chosen by a jury of 49 automotive journalists from the United States and Canada.
The awards are designed to recognize the most outstanding new vehicles of the year. These vehicles are benchmarks in their segments based on factors including innovation, comfort, design, safety, handling, driver satisfaction and value for the dollar.
This was the fourth truck win for General Motors. The Silverado also won in 2007.
Domestic automakers have won North American Truck of the Year 14 times. Japanese automakers have won four times. European automakers have won three times.
To be eligible a vehicle must be all new or substantially changed. Finalists, along with the Siverado, were the Acura MDX and Jeep Cherokee.
Last year’s “2013 North American Truck of the Year” was the Ram 1500 pickup.
The awards – now in their 21st year – are unique in the United States because instead of being given by a single media outlet they are awarded by a group of automotive journalists from the United States and Canada who represent magazines, television, radio, newspapers and web sites.
The votes each juror will be posted by January 20th on the awards website.