The first day of the Detroit Auto Show begins with the traditional Press Preview and the announcement of the car and truck of 2014 year both nationally and internationally. So as the North American International Auto Show gets into full swing today, the top honor in the auto industry has finally been announced. The 2014 National Car and Truck of the Year are the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and the Silverado 1500! Internationally, the 2014 Kia Cadenza was named the International Car of the Year.

North American Car & Truck of the Year

car and truck of the yearWowing NACOTY jurors, the already award-winning Stingray did have some tough competition from the new Cadillac CTS and the compact Mazda3. The Silverado also had had strong competitors, but still came out on top of the Jeep Cherokee and Acura MDX. This also marks this marks the first time Chevrolet has taken both awards during the annual event. The Silverado was last in the spot light in 2007 and the Corvette in 1998.

International Car of the Year

2014 marks Kia's 20th anniversary in the US Market, but also will be an important milestone because their 2014 Kia Cadenza being named the International Car of the Year. Now with their second consecutive award under their belt, we can expect continue to see this company speed forward in the coming year.

The eye catching design and some of the best amenities found in a vehicle led ICOTY jurors to their important decision this year. "The Kia Cadenza wins in this category for a variety of reasons, including Kia's remarkable effort to emerge in the entry-lux category," said Courtney Caldwell, editor-in-chief of Road & Travel Magazine. "Overall, the car is beautiful and affordable, making upscale style and performance attainable to mid-America. We applaud Kia's rapid rise from underdog to unbelievable!"

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