Tuesday, December 7, 2021
News 2020 Chevy Corvette C8 Wins North American Car of the Year

2020 Chevy Corvette C8 Wins North American Car of the Year

Chevrolet Corvette, Jeep Gladiator and Kia Telluride take home top honors at NACTOY

  • New Chevy Corvette beats out the Toyota Supra and Hyundai Sonata to win NACTOY for 2020.
  • Kia Telluride and Jeep Gladiator win Utility and Truck categories respectively

As expected, the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette was named North American Car of the Year this morning at a public event in Detroit. The Corvette finished ahead of the Toyota Supra and Hyundai Sonata in the car category.

We say as expected because there was no way the Corvette wasn’t going to take home this award. It was the most anticipated car of 2019 and it more than lived up tot he hype with outstanding power, supercar looks, and surprising versatility. All of this without an increase in price, mind you.

We’re heading to Vegas in early February to test drive the the new C8 Corvette for the first time, and needless to say we can’t wait.

The Jeep Gladiator was named North American Truck of the Year ahead of the new Ram HD and Ford Ranger. With more towing capacity out of the gate than any other mid-size truck, unique and rugged looks, and the aura of the Wrangler surrounding it, this isn’t a surprise either.

2020 Jeep Gladiator
2020 Jeep Gladiator | Photo: Dan Heyman

The Kia Telluride beat out the Hyundai Palisade and Lincoln Aviator in the Utility vehicle segment. The Telluride shares a wide range of components with the Palisade, but feels and looks more luxurious. This competition was between the Aviator and Telluride with the latter providing more value. That’s why it won.

Kia Telluride 2020
2020 Kia Telluride SX – Matt St-Pierre

Ultimately, NACTOY judges got it right this year. Last year, the Genesis G70 was named Car of the Year, a pick that was a lot more controversial than the Corvette will be in 2020.

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Charles Jolicoeur
Charles Jolicoeur was studying to be a CPA when he decided to drop everything and launch a car website in 2012. Don't ask. The journey has been an interesting one, but today he has co-founded and manages 8 websites including EcoloAuto.com and MotorIllustrated.com as General Manager of NetMedia360. He also sits on the board of the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada. Send me an email

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