Posted by Karl Brauer, Edmunds.com
If GM needed an exclamation point at the end of their recent statements about turning the company around, they got it at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The world's largest automaker swept the awards, winning both the car and truck categories with the Saturn Aura and Chevrolet Silverado.
The Car and Truck of the Year Awards are voted on by a jury of 49 automotive journalists from around the United States and Canada.
There were three finalists for each award. The Aura won against the redesigned Toyota Camry and the all-new Honda Fit. The Silverado beat out the Ford Edge and Mazda CX-7 SUVs.
Both the Aura and Silverado represent key products in the GM portfolio, with the all-new Aura serving as Saturn's mainstream sedan entry and the Silverado an established to-seller in the highly lucrative truck market. Back in September we wrote that Saturn was ready to be a contender. This just proves my point.
This award should help validate both models in what have become highly competitive segments.
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