The 2020 North American Car, Utility, and Truck of the year were announced this week in Detroit. The winners were selected by a panel of roughly 50 jurors from the United States and Canada who represent a wide variety of media outlets.
The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray came out on top as the 2020 North American Car of the Year. The Corvette previously received this award in 1998 and in 2014. This latest generation of the Corvette features a new mid-engine design along with refined handling and impressive performance.
“It’s humbling to be selected for this award by such an impressive jury of automotive journalists,” said Corvette executive chief engineer Tadge Juechter. “Our team poured our hearts and souls into this vehicle, and to see such an overwhelmingly positive reception makes it all worthwhile. We are sure our customers will love the new Corvette as much as these jurors and we can’t wait to get them behind the wheel.”
The 2020 Jeep Gladiator won as the 2020 North American Truck of the Year. This is an all-new vehicle from Jeep that finally adds a truck to its capable lineup. It comes with the versatility of a mid-size truck to tow and carry cargo along with all the capability that’s synonymous with the Jeep brand.
“The Jeep Gladiator is not only the world’s most capable midsize pickup, it’s now the North American Truck of the Year as well,” said Jim Morrison, Head of Jeep Brand, FCA North America. “This honor is a testament to our customers who demand the very best and the Gladiator delivers with all of the 4×4 capability and versatility expected of a Jeep vehicle.”
The 2020 Kia Telluride won the award for 2020 North American Utility of the Year. This 8-passenger SUV has the features families want along with a bold design and an upscale interior. It also comes in with surprisingly affordable pricing that makes it easy on the family budget.
“We are immensely proud of Telluride capturing North American Utility of the Year,” said Sean Yoon, CEO of Kia Motors North America. “It solidifies years of effort on behalf of every Kia employee to build vehicles consumers desire and industry experts value. Winning the North American Utility Vehicle of the YearTM is an honor that marks Kia’s arrival in the top tier of the world’s automotive manufacturers.”
All three winners are now available at dealerships nationwide.