January 10, 2011 – New Canaan, CT
Just weeks after the first consumer deliveries of the new Chevrolet VOLT began, the ground-breaking new Chevy has been named the “2011 North American Car of the Year” at the industry’s most watched event of the year – the Detroit Auto Show. The North American Car of the Year is considered the most prestigious automotive award given out annually as it is voted on by a wide cross section of the country’s leading automotive journalists.
These national journalists have seen the reaction to the VOLT from around the country and the responses from thousands of consumers who have been fortunate enough to get an early drive in the VOLT. Better yet, Karl Chevrolet in New Canaan will deliver its forth new VOLT to a proud owner today – and the feedback has been phenomenal. As consumers from Greenwich to Westport and all around Fairfield County Connecticut and Westchester County New York have gotten to see and drive the VOLT at Karl Chevrolet, orders for the car have been building. With a 35 to 50 mile all electric range, plus 350 miles of extended range in generator mode, the Volt offers area consumers the opportunity to complete all or a significant part of their daily commute using no gasoline or very little gasoline. The Volt has begun changing consumer perception and opinion on what an electric is and can be.
The North American Car of the Year award comes on the heels of the Chevy VOLT’s virtual clean sweep of this year’s automotive awards – a first for any automotive nameplate. Here is a partial list of the awards won by the 2011 Chevrolet Volt:
- Motor Trend 2011 Car of the Year
- Green Car Journal 2011 Green Car of the Year
- Car and Driver 10Best for 2011
- Ward’s AutoWorld 10 Best Engines for 2011
- AUTOMOBILE Magazine 2011 Automobile of the Year
- 2010 Breakthrough Technology, by Popular Mechanic