Chevrolet Corvette for the third time became the best car of the year in the United States

Chevrolet Corvette for the third time became the best car of the year in the United States

January 13, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Chevrolet Corvette, Kia Telluride and Jeep Gladiator winners of the North American Car, SUV and Pickup of the Year (NACTOY) contest

The organizers of the competition “North American Car, SUV and Pickup of the Year” (NACTOY) at a special event in Detroit named the winners of the award. Among the passenger cars, the eighth generation Corvette sports car took first place.

Corvette, ahead of Toyota Supra and Hyundai Sonata in points, became the owner of the title of the car of the year for the third time in its history – earlier the model became the winner in 1998 and 2014. The new generation car, which first received the mid-engined layout, debuted in the summer of 2019.

Chevrolet Corvette C8 equipped with a 6.2-liter naturally aspirated V8 engine developing 502 liters. from. and 637 Nm of torque. The unit is paired with an eight-speed preselect. A supercar can accelerate from standstill to 60 miles per hour (96 km / h) in less than 3 s, and its maximum speed is 312 km per hour.

At the moment, Chevrolet has sold the entire batch of 40 thousand. Corvettes, scheduled for release in 2020. In the United States, prices for the new-generation Corvette, which will begin serial production only in February, will start at $ 59.9 thousand.

In the “Best Crossover and SUV” category, he won a large SUV with an eight-seat Kia Telluride saloon, which was ahead of Hyundai Palisade and Lincoln Aviator in points. As for the pickup category, the first place went to the Jeep Gladiator, bypassing the Ram Heavy Duty and Ford Ranger.

At the moment, in the United States, a nearly 5.2-meter pickup truck is available with a 3.6-liter naturally aspirated V6 Pentastar engine producing 288 hp and 353 Nm of torque. The unit works with a six-speed manual gearbox or with an eight-band automatic transmission.

Recall that the winner of last year’s NACTOY competition among passenger cars was the Genesis G70 sedan, which beat Honda Insight and Volvo S60 / V60. The best utility car was called the compact crossover Hyundai Kona, including its all-electric modification. The pickup of the year was the new Chevrolet Silverado 1500, bypassing the GMC Sierra 1500 and Ram 1500.