The organizers of the contest “North American Car, SUV and Pickup of the Year” (NACTOY) at a special event in Detroit named the winners of the award. Among the passenger cars, the eighth generation Corvette sports car took first place.
Corvette, which overtook Toyota Supra and Hyundai Sonata in points, became the owner of the “car of the year” title for the third time in its history – earlier the model became the winner in 1998 and 2014. The new generation car, the first to receive a mid-engined layout, debuted in the summer of 2019.
Chevrolet Corvette C8 equipped with a 6.2-liter naturally aspirated V8 engine, developing 502 liters. from. and 637 Nm of torque. The unit is paired with an eight-speed preselect. A supercar can accelerate from standstill to 60 miles per hour (96 km / h) in less than three seconds, and its top speed is 312 km per hour.
In the category of “best crossover and SUV,” he won a large SUV with an eight-seat Kia Telluride, which was ahead of Hyundai Palisade and Lincoln Avaitor in points. As for the pickup category, the first place went to the Jeep Gladiator, bypassing the Ram Heavy Duty and Ford Ranger.