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The 2014 Corvette StingRay was chosen by 48 automotive journalists as the North American Car Of The Year, the most prestigious automotive award of all! This caps off the year when it won more awards than any other vehicle. It was joined by the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado which was chosen as the North American Truck Of The Year. GM is back!!!

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January 13, 2014 - 7:45 am ET -- UPDATED: 1/13/14 8:41 am ET - adds Barra comment, history.

DETROIT -- Chevrolet's Corvette Stingray and Silverado were named 2014 North American Car and Truck of the Year today by a panel of automotive journalists.

The Corvette faced the Mazda3 and the Cadillac CTS in the finals for the car award, while the Silverado was up against the Jeep Cherokee and Acura MDX in the truck/utility finals.

It was the first time Chevrolet swept the awards, although GM swept the awards in 2007 with the Saturn Aura and the Silverado. It also was GM's sixth Car of the Year and its fourth Truck of the Year.

Two other automakers have swept the awards: Honda Motor Co. in 2006 with the Civic and Ridgeline and Ford Motor Co. with the Fusion Hybrid and Transit Connect in 2010.

"I'm really proud of the global product development team, starting with the designers through engineering and powertrain," Mary Barra, GM's global product chief and incoming CEO, told reporters. "They really worked hard and sweat the details of each and every aspect of those vehicles."

"I'm confident that if they get into the showroom, they're going to see a lot of vehicles they like."

Alan Batey, GM senior vice president, global Chevrolet, said in a statement:

"Chevrolet is in the midst of the most aggressive product transformation in the brand's more than 100-year history,"

"The Corvette and Silverado truly embody the passion, commitment and focus that is driving us to deliver the most expressive designs, innovative technologies and engaging performance in every vehicle that wears the bowtie."

The six finalists were selected by an independent jury of 48 automotive journalists from 11 cars and 12 truck and utility vehicles. To be eligible, a vehicle must be redesigned or substantially changed and be introduced during 2013.

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