2017 Chevrolet Bolt is the North American Car of the Year

February 8th, 2017 by

2017 Chevy Bolt DrivingThe newly introduced Chevy Bolt has been named the North American Car of the Year. With a long all-electric range and an affordable price tag, the 2017 Chevy Bolt stands alone. There’s simply no other similarly affordable electric vehicle with such a long range. It’s no wonder that the Bolt was awarded the automotive world’s highest honor. Find out more about the new Chevy Bolt at Chevrolet of Homewood today.

The New Chevy Bolt Wins Big

“[There] was the chance that a battery-electric car, the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, would be dubbed the North American Car of the Year—an award that doesn’t often go to “green” vehicles,” wrote John Voelcker for Green Car Reports. “This morning, the winners were announced. And the Bolt EV was declared the winner of the car category.”

The Bolt also won the Green Car Reports Best Car to Buy award for 2017. The Bolt has a starting price of $37,450 MSRP and an all-electric range of 238 miles.

“The Bolt EV fulfills Chevrolet’s promise to offer an affordable, long-range electric,” said Mark Reuss, executive vice president, GM Global Product Development. “It is a game-changer that is not only a great electric vehicle; it’s a great vehicle — period.”

The North American Car of the Year Awards are given out every year. The awards are decided by a group of 60 professional auto journalists from North America. This breadth of experience guarantees a balanced perspective on the best cars to come out for the model year. The Bolt win marks the fourth consecutive year that Chevrolet has won a Car of the Year Award; the Corvette Stingray, the Chevy Silverado, and the Chevy Colorado have all won the awards in the past 4 years.

Visit Chevrolet of Homewood Today

We’ll soon be able to offer the latest Chevy Bolt here at Chevrolet of Homewood, the leading Calumet City area Chevy dealership. We’re located at 18033 Halsted St. in Homewood, IL, so visit us to see the current efficient and sophisticated Chevy lineup, and feel free to ask us any questions about the forthcoming Bolt or any other new Chevy model!