Chevrolet racks up record number of awards for 2017

Led by the new Bolt EV, Chevy racks up 18 awards
Led by the new Bolt EV, Chevy racks up 18 awards

Chevrolet scored a brand-record 18 awards in automotive and consumer media rankings this week, led by five awards for the all-new Bolt EV.

Offering an EPA-estimated 238 miles of range on a full charge at a starting price of $37,495 before tax incentives, the Bolt EV earned a position on the 2017 Car and Driver 10Best Cars list. It was also named Best New Car to Buy by Green Car Reports, Green Car of the Year by Green Car Journal and Best EV by Car Connection.

“The Bolt EV is the newest example of how Chevrolet is driving the industry with leading technology matched with great design and the connectivity that makes customers’ lives easier," said Alan Batey, president of GM North America and brand chief, Global Chevrolet. “We’re innovating like never before with more choices for every need and these awards affirm the depth, breadth and value offered by Chevrolet’s lineup."

The Camaro 1LE and Corvette Grand Sport were also named to the coveted Car and Driver 10Best Cars list. It was the second consecutive nod to the Camaro and the third time in four years on the list for the Corvette.

Six Chevrolet vehicles earned Consumer Guide Automotive Best Buy awards, while Impala and Tahoe received back-to-back Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Award recognition in their respective categories for the past two years. The Hispanic Motor Press also named the Bolt EV, Camaro and Colorado as the best vehicles in their respective categories.

The complete list of awards:

Bolt EV

  • Car and Driver10Best Cars
  • Car Connection – Best EV to Buy, Best Hatchback to Buy
  • Green Car Reports – Best New Car to Buy
  • Green Car Journal – Green Car of the Year
  • Hispanic Motor Press – Best EV/Plug-In Vehicle

Camaro

  • Car and Driver10Best Cars
  • Hispanic Motor Press – Best American Muscle

Colorado

  • Consumer Guide Automotive – Best Buy (Compact Pickup)
  • Hispanic Motor Press – Best Pickup Medium Size

Corvette

  • AutoGuide.comReader’s Choice Sports Car of the Year
  • Car and Driver10Best Cars
  • Consumer Guide Automotive – Best Buy (Premium Sporty/Performance Car)

Impala

  • Consumer Guide Automotive – Best Buy (Large Car)
  • Kelley Blue Book – 2017 Best Buy Award (Full-Size Car)

Malibu

  • Consumer Guide Automotive – Best Buy (Midsize Car)

Silverado 1500

  • Consumer Guide Automotive – Best Buy (Large Pickup)

Tahoe

  • Kelley Blue Book – 2017 Best Buy Award (Full-Size SUV)

Volt

  • Consumer Guide Automotive – Best Buy (Electric Car)

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