Chevy Corvette won North American Car of the Year yesterday at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
The Hyundai Sonata and Toyota Supra finished second and third.
The Kia Telluride won SUV of the Year while the Jeep Gladiator won Truck of the Year.
The judges evaluated the vehicles on value, innovation, design, performance, safety and driver satisfaction
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Now that you want one, you may not be able to get a new Corvette anytime soon…
The award could actually create some challenges for Chevrolet. Parent General Motors was hit by a long strike at the beginning of the 2020 model-year and the automaker is still struggling to get production back on track. That has left it with shortages of key products, such as the new Corvette that was already nearly sold out for the 2020 model-year before the walkout. Juechter said a second shift is being added at the Corvette plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky, to help catch up with demand.
The Corvette isn’t the only winner to be facing strong demand. Kia’s U.S. President Michael Cole noted the South Korean carmaker is struggling to deliver all the Telluride SUVs that Americans have been demanding since its launch last year.