It’s a good time to be Chevrolet.
The automaker won two of the industry’s most sought-after awards as its all-new Camaro sports car won Motor Trend’s Car of the Year and the Colorado diesel truck won the magazine’s Truck of the Year award.
It’s not unheard of for one company to take home both awards in the same year, but it’s not a common occurrence either. For Chevy to do it now, at a time when some of the best cars and trucks the world has ever seen are on the market, is quite remarkable.
Plus, there’s at least one more trick up Chevy’s sleeve that could secure it even more hardware for an already packed trophy case.
The Chevy press release says:
This is the second straight year Colorado has snapped up Motor Trend Truck of the Year honors. The midsize truck with its all-new available 2.8L Duramax Turbo-Diesel offers best-in-class torque and towing–up to 7,700 lbs.–as well as an EPA-estimated 31 MPG highway.
Camaro, which last earned Motor Trend Car of the Year in 1982, won on the strength of its “world-class sports car performance and dynamics.” The sixth generation Camaro is up to 390 pounds lighter than its predecessor and available in six all-new powertrain combinations, from the standard 2.0L turbo to the available LT1 V8 powerhouse.
We’ve said before that the new Camaro has the marks of an evolution from muscle car to sports car. It’s truly spectacular and will force Ford to up its game while leaving the Charger and Challenger to rely on pure horsepower to generate sales.
What else does have Chevy have in store for us? How does a new midengine Corvette that could challenge Ferrari for supremacy sound?
Rumors have flown about such a vehicle for a couple of years now, but Chevy has neither confirmed nor denied them. Cadillac’s president may have finally spilled the beans, though.
Motor Trend asked Cadillac’s Johan de Nysschen if his company was considering a high-performance sports car alongside the rumored Corvette. He said, “It has to be one of the options that we consider.” The executive went on to suggest that basing such a car on a “new, very advanced Corvette platform” wouldn’t be a bad idea.
So there’s still no official confirmation, but odds for a midengine Corvette, along with a Cadillac sibling, just got a little better.
Are you any more likely to buy a Chevrolet now that it has won two more prestigious awards?