Consider it a big day for Chevy - and GM as a whole.
Every year during the press days of the Detroit Auto Show, an appointed jury selects one car and one truck to be North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year. It's a pretty big honor, and this year's competition was stiff, with such notable new models like the Mazda3, Cadillac CTS, Jeep Cherokee and Acura MDX. But there can be only two winners, and they are the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and Silverado.
The jury of 49 automotive journalists selected the pair as "benchmarks in their segments based on factors including innovation, comfort, design, safety, handling, driver satisfaction and value for the dollar." The Corvette Stingray, as we all know, has so far been a smash hit and there's a long dealer wait list. The Silverado has also been flying fast out of showrooms, and demand for both likely won't slow down anytime in the near future.