Chevrolet Silverado wins Truck of the Year at Detroit Auto Show

General Motors swept the North American Car and Truck of the year awards on January 7, 2007, the opening day of the Detroit International Auto Show.

The critically acclaimed, all-new Chevrolet Silverado beat out the Ford Edge and Mazda CX7 to claim the Truck of the Year award. Standing shoulders above the 2 other competitors in height, the Chevy clearly was the only true truck platform competing in the field.

This distinction usually leads to a smaller car-based platform beating out the truck, due to the more refined car-like ride. The difference this year was the highly refined chassis and frame developed for the Silverado, which provides a ride that few will be able to distinguish from the popular CUV/SUV platforms.

The Silverado had won Motor Trends Truck of the Year and the AJAC Truck of the Year in previous contests.