A lot has changed in the automotive world this year, and the Corvette was one of the biggest things. With all of that change, it can be easy to overlook individual things, but The Detroit Free Press got it right when it named the 2020 Corvette Stingray as its Car of the Year.
The Corvette has undergone a dramatic transformation unlike any other in the vehicle’s history. And it did so successfully. By many accounts, the C8 Corvette is the best the Corvette has ever been in terms of on-road and on-track prowess. Say what you will about the styling or the fact that Chevrolet moved the engine to a mid-mounted position, there’s no denying the fact that the C8 is fast and more capable than ever before.
In the words of the publication giving the award, ” … the Chevrolet Corvette has reasserted itself as the pinnacle of sports car design, engineering, and value.”
The publication also named the Ford Ranger as the best pickup truck and the Kia Telluride as the best SUV. It’s clear that the company has focused on vehicles that will make a difference in terms of sales in 2020. Chevy’s new sports car is already selling well and sold out by some accounts, and the Ranger and Telluride should help boost their respective companies’ sales. This award is another feather in the cap of the team behind the new Corvette.