This Is the 'Car of the Year'

Chevy Bolt takes honors at Detroit Auto Show
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 9, 2017 7:41 AM CST
This Is the 'Car of the Year'
The Chevy Bolt has been named Car of the Year.   (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

The Chevy Bolt picked up more bragging rights Monday that you'll likely be hearing about in lots of future commercials. The fully electric vehicle was named Car of the Year at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, reports USA Today. The Bolt beat out two luxury sedans, the Genesis G90 and the Volvo S90, for the honor doled out by trade writers. It previously won two other big prizes, being named Green Car of the Year at the Los Angeles Auto Show, as well as the Motor Trend Car of the Year, notes CNNMoney.

The Bolt is being pitched as the first mass-market electric car made in the US, with its price of $37,495 before tax rebates well below that of the Tesla Model S or X. Tesla, however, has a more competitive Model 3 in the works. Other winners:

  • Utility Vehicle of the Year: Chrysler Pacifica
  • Truck of the Year: Honda Ridgeline
(More Chevrolet stories.)

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