Heiser Chevrolet And Heiser Chevrolet Cadillac proudly announce that the Corvette Stingray, Silverado pickup Sweeps 2014 NACTOY Awards, representing the brand’s first double win!
The all-new +Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and Silverado 1500Heiser Chevrolet of West Allis and Heiser Chevrolet Cadillac of West Bend, are the 2014 North American Car and Truck of the Year. It is the first time Chevrolet has won both awards in the same year. The Silverado was last named Truck of the Year in 2007 and the Corvette was last named Car of the Year in 1998.
“Chevrolet is constantly working on delivering the most eye-catching and innovative vehicles around,” said Mary Ann Scaffidi, family owner of Heiser Automotive Group. “Both the Corvette and Silverado represent the brand’s commitment to providing Southeastern Wisconsin -area drivers with the best.”
Presentation of the North American Car and Truck of the Year awards open media days each year at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Forty-nine automotive journalists from the United States and Canada vote to recognize the most outstanding vehicles of the year based on factors including innovation, design, safety, handling, driver satisfaction and value for the dollar.
The new Corvette Stingray is the most powerful standard model ever, with 455 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque from a 6.2L V-8 engine – and 460 horsepower /465 lb-ft with the available performance exhaust system – enabling models with the available Z51 Performance Package to sprint from 0-60 in 3.8 seconds.
Silverado’s available 5.3L EcoTec3 V-8 generates 355 horsepower for confident towing and hauling, yet seamlessly switches to four cylinders to save fuel during light-load driving. With an EPA estimated highway fuel economy of up to 23 mpg, Silverado offers the best fuel economy of any V-8 pickup.
“It is a distinct honor for the entire Chevrolet team to have both the Corvette and Silverado recognized with the prestigious North American Car and Truck of the Year Awards,” said Alan Batey, General Motors senior vice president, Global Chevrolet.