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2010 Chevrolet Equinox named Urban Truck of the Year
2010 Chevrolet Equinox
Today, the 2010 Chevrolet Equinox was named the Urban Truck of the Year by On Wheels Media. The Equinox was selected as the best new truck for urban and suburban drivers by On Wheels Media and an independent panel of 15 automotive journalists.

Randi Payton, On Wheels Media's president and publisher said, "The Urban Vehicle of the Year resonates with the majority of new car buyers who live in urban and suburban areas, who drive on crowded road conditions. The vehicles chosen are cost and fuel efficient, and have the performance and safety characteristics that are relevant to the consumers in Metropolitan areas."

Chevrolet will accept the award for Best Urban Truck of the Year at the 14th Annual Urban Wheel Awards, January 12, 2010, during the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). 

“We are very proud to be recognized as the Urban Truck of the Year,” says Jim Campbell, Chevrolet General Manager. “Urban Truck of the Year panelists select their favorite vehicle based on factors such as safety, fuel efficiency, performance and affordability. Those are the same factors that our customers rate as key reasons they purchased an Equinox. In fact, the Equinox has been such as hit with customers that we added a third shift at CAMI assembly – and are still struggling to meet demand.”

The Urban Truck of the Year winner is selected by a panel of 15 automotive journalists from a broad array of newspapers, magazines, broadcast and Internet outlets. This year’s panelists include:

  • Brian Armstead - Autosense
  • Frank Aukofer - Scripps-Howard News Service
  • Warren Brown - Freelance
  • Mary Chapman - Freelance
  • Anqoinette Crosby - Motorweek
  • Grant Davis - Examiner.com
  • Chris Jackson - Freelance
  • Valerie Menard - Freelance
  • Greg Morrison - Freelance
  • Kimatni Rawlins - Automotive Rhythms
  • Beth Lear VanderYacht - Kelley Blue Book
  • Yolanda Vazquez - MotorWeek
  • Arv Voss - Auto Impressions
  • Frank Washington - AboutThatCar.com
  • Jeff Yip - Freelance
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