Astra, Enclave, Silverado and Vue named best
General Motors of Canada has been honoured by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC), which named four GM products as the best new vehicle in their respective categories.
Saturn was a double winner, picking up “Best Small Car” honours for its new Astra and “Best SUV/CUV $35,000 to $60,000” for the Vue.
Buick’s Enclave won “Best SUV/CUV over $60,000” while the Chevrolet Silverado topped the “Best Pick-up” category.
The recognition results from recent back-to-back driving evaluations of more than 60 new vehicles at the recent AJAC Test Fest — the foundation of the Canadian Car of the Year Awards (CCOTY) program.
More than 70 of Canada’s top automotive journalists judged this year’s competition, which aims to provide consumers with sound, comparative information on new vehicles.
“We’re honoured by these awards from Canada’s top automotive journalists, which we think will help consumers appreciate the strides GM has made in terms of product design, technology, fuel efficiency and quality,” said Marc Comeau, vice-president of sales, service and marketing for GM of Canada.
The Saturn Astra impressed the auto writers with its excellent driving character and surprising level of content — all for less than $18,000.
The Saturn Vue compact crossover utility topped the competition’s largest category, edging out 10 other entries with its combination of style, driving character, safety, efficiency and value.
The Enclave proved Buick offers quality and refinement at the very top of the class, but at a price Canadians can truly afford.
The Chevrolet Silverado extends GM’s decades-long legacy of sales leadership in full-size pickups, with a segment-best combination of fuel efficiency and capability that has seen sales continue to climb since its Canadian launch.