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Chevy Bolt Takes Home North American Car Of The Year Award



Chevy’s newest all electric vehicle has been on a roll recently, taking home the Motor Trend 2017 Car of the Year and the Green Car of the Year awards. Now the Bolt has been named the 2017 North American Car of the Year (NACTOY ) at the Detroit auto show.

After narrowing down the list of vehicles to just three finalists, the Bolt was set to compete against the Genesis G90 and Volvo S90 for the award. This year the winner was chosen by a jury of 60 automotive journalists from both Canada and the United States.

Each vehicle is scored based innovation, design, safety, performance, technology, value and driver satisfaction. The Bolt won by a landslide with 364 points compared to the 105 points awarded to the Genesis G90 sedan and the Volvo S90 sedan’s 101 points. Not only is this the first time Chevy has won the NACTOY award since 2014 with their Corvette Stingray, this also marks the first time an all-electric car has taken home the title. With the bolt’s 238 mile range and sub $30,000 starting price after tax credits, it’s no surprise to see it win this year.

First delivered to California and Oregon, sales in other States should follow during the first half of this year with international deliveries occurring in the second half.

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Anyone know which car won this award the year the Tesla S was released? I'm surprised it didn't win.

Edit: Ah. Found why.

http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2...hort-list.html

"The model S had limited seat time for journalists, so the jurors could not justify letting it on the short list."

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The Chevy Bolt EV was expected to win. The other two candidates are not even "North American". This makes the Bolt EV the second most awarded new vehicle in its first production year. And the most awarded vehicle in its first production year was the Chevy Volt in 2011.

The other new awarded vehcile was the Chrysler Pacifica, which also deserved the award. And by 2018 we will see its plug-in hybrid version.

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The other new awarded vehcile was the Chrysler Pacifica, which also deserved the award. And by 2018 we will see its plug-in hybrid version.
Actually I understand that production has started and it's just now starting to trickle out to customers in some places.
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Not entirely surprised by this. Even if it wasn't an EV and ran a regular gasoline engine I bet it would still come out well on top of the pile, maybe even holding the same position it got here.

How much do you guys think it being an EV influenced the results?
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