Cars also need to be brand new or substantially modified from previous years in order to qualify. Models that simply continue from the previous year or have only cosmetic changes cannot win
The Corvette 2020 is a major change for the famous American sports car model. Ever since its introduction in 1
Except that the Corvette is not a high-cost exotic. Prices for the basic version will start at around $ 60,000 versus $ 200,000 or much more for European exotics.
And the Corvette is not as good as these cars, Rechtin said. It is so good, though it costs much, much less.
"You can put this thing against any of the average engines in Europe and it's on an even footing," he said.
In addition to its driving characteristics, both public roads and racetracks, MotorTrend employees also boasted of Corvette interior materials and design – things for which the Corvettes of the past, even good ones, have been criticized – as well as for its comfort and convenience.
"This brings the Corvette closer to the Porsche 911 in terms of being an affordable and reliable 24/7 supercar from any time after the 60s," says Angus Mackenzie, head of International Bureau of MotorTrend.
Among the Corvette's competitors, Tesla Model 3 was the winner of the award.
MotorTrend Group, which includes the print magazine, website and video stores, gives out annual car awards to year, SUV of the year and truck of the year. The big Kia Telluride crossover was named the SUV of the year and the Ram Heavy Duty was named Truck of the Year.
The Kia Telluride is the first major SUV of a Korean automaker. Rechtin described it as a virtually luxury SUV – and even better than some luxury SUVs – but prices start at just over $ 30,000. Even Telluride's well-equipped versions are still much cheaper than equivalent luxury models and far better in quality and performance than non-luxury SUVs of similar price,
"That's just as good if not is better than the [BMW] X5, but 40 percent less, "he said.
Besides being a hard worker, Ram HD is also surprisingly enjoyable to drive around, even when it's not Rechtin
Ram HD faces particularly stiff competition, including trucks such as the all-new Gladiator Jeep and the new Ford Ranger.