UPDATE: North American International Auto Show opens in Detroit: Chevy Bolt is Car of Year

UPDATE: The Chevy Bolt from General Motors has snagged the annual award for the top car in North America.

Mark Reuss, GM’s head of global product development, describes the Bolt as a “moon shot.” Reuss says the car’s developers weren’t sure what kind of range and price they would end up with when they started the project, but everything turned out just right. The Bolt gets more than 200 miles per battery charge, which is more than the average American drives in a day, and sells for around $30,000 when a federal tax credit is included.

The Honda Ridgeline was named truck of the year, while the Pacifica minivan from Fiat Chrysler won the award for as top utility vehicle, the first time an award was given separately for that category.

DETROIT (WLNS) – The North American International Auto Show has returned to Detroit for another year.

The event, being held at the Cobo Center, opened to the media on Sunday, and opens to the public on Saturday.

The auto show serves as the global stage to debut brand-defining and industry shaping announcements.

The Chevrolet Bolt, Genesis G90, and Volvo S90 are in the running Car of the Year, while the Ford F-Series Super Duty, Honda Ridge-Line, and Nissan Titan are in for Truck of the Year.

The new 2018 Chevrolet Traverse will also be unveiled at the show before going into production at the Lansing Delta Township Assembly Plant.

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