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Chevy Volt: Motor Trend Car of the Year!

Volt is Motor Trend Car of the Year and Automobile magazine car of the year, too!!.

here the link: http://detnews.com/article/20101116/...ar-of-the-Year

This magazine car of the year have good choices and some mistakes, like the Chevy Vega in 1971, or the Renault Alliance in 1983. Is this a good choice? Will be a good car the Chevy Volt??

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And the 2011 Motor Trend Car of the Year is...

The Chevy Volt



2011 Motor Trend Car of the Year: Chevrolet Volt
A Car of the Future You Can Drive Today
By Angus MacKenzie
January, 2011 issue
Motor Trend


"I expected a science fair experiment. But this is a moonshot."

Chris Theodore is a wily veteran of the auto business, a seasoned development engineer whose impressive resume includes vehicles as thoughtfully executed as the Chrysler minivan and as tightly focused as the Ford GT.

As one of the consultant judges on this year's COTY panel, Chris brought the deep insight and professional skepticism you'd expect of someone who's spent his entire working life making cars. But our 2011 Car of the Year, Chevrolet's ground-breaking Volt, has blown him away.

"This is a fully developed vehicle with seamlessly integrated systems and software, a real car that provides a unique driving experience. And commuters may never need to buy gas!"

Like all of us on the staff at Motor Trend, Chris is an enthusiast, a man who'll keep a thundering high-performance V-8 in his garage no matter how high gas prices go. But he nailed the Volt's place in automotive history: "If this is the brave new world, then it's an acceptable definition."

In the 61-year history of the Car of the Year award, there have been few contenders as hyped -- or as controversial -- as the Chevrolet Volt. The Volt started life an Old GM project, then arrived fully formed as a symbol of New GM, carrying all the emotional and political baggage of that profound and painful transition. As a result, a lot of the sound and fury that has surrounded the Volt's launchhas tended to obscure a simple truth: This automobile is a game-changer.

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Good! I'm shocked MT got it right, but they sure as **** did! Congrats GM! The Volt is a vehicle every American should be proud of.

I would have puked if they gave it to the Fiesta or Sonata over an engineering masterpiece like the Volt...
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Re: Chevy Volt: Motor Trend Car of the Year!

Completely deserved! Lets hope the gurus at GM marketing doesn't butch this launch.

Wasn't the Aura also a Motor trend COTY at some point?

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Completely deserved! Lets hope the gurus at GM marketing doesn't butch this launch.

Wasn't the Aura also a Motor trend COTY at some point?
Aura was the North American Car of the year.
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Re: Chevy Volt: Motor Trend Car of the Year!

From an engineering standpoint, I feel it's completely deserved. However, I do feel a little uneasy about the Volt getting the award given the low volumes, specific markets for the first year. But if the Ford Transit Connect (MT or NAIAS TOTY ?) was eligible under largely the same circumstances, than the Volt should be as well. I'd just rather see these kind of awards go to more mainstream vehicles in general. It's like seeing the American League rookie of the year award going to a relief pitcher...
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From an engineering standpoint, I feel it's completely deserved. However, I do feel a little uneasy about the Volt getting the award given the low volumes, specific markets for the first year. But if the Ford Transit Connect (MT or NAIAS TOTY ?) was eligible under largely the same circumstances, than the Volt should be as well. I'd just rather see these kind of awards go to more mainstream vehicles in general. It's like seeing the American League rookie of the year award going to a relief pitcher...
I have no problems with the Volt wining the award, it more than deserves it. It may not be a high volume seller but it sure as heck is a game changer and is an American engineering triumph despite GM's marketing repeated efforts to screw it over.

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Re: Chevy Volt: Motor Trend Car of the Year!

It's a better choice than the GT-R
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Re: Chevy Volt: Motor Trend Car of the Year!

This is absolutely deserved. They were called on it by Toyota's last CEO who said it was a waste of time. It was indeed a moon shot and it speaks volumes to American Eugenius spirit. Job well done.

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Re: Chevy Volt: Motor Trend Car of the Year!

Im so happy MT had the foresight too look past this "GM lied" bull**** and see the Volt for how amazing of a car it really is!

where are all the Vapor Volt people now?
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