GM Takes the First North American Truck and Car of the Year Awards

General Motors started off the 2007 North American International Auto Show with a bang when its new full-size pickup, the Chevrolet Silverado, and its new midsize sedan, the Saturn Aura, won the North American Truck and Car of the Year awards.

“I just want to go, ‘YES!’,” said Jill Lajdziak, Saturn vice president for sales, service and marketing, while she pumped her fist in the air. “Sometimes you have to speak from the heart. This is a great day for General Motors, for Chevrolet and for Saturn.”

Chevrolet General Manager Ed Peper was a little more restrained but also pleased as he accepted Chevrolet’s award. “Inside, we have always felt we had the best truck, but this award validates those feelings,” he said.

The North American Car and Truck of the Year awards are voted by 49 independent journalists from the United States and Canada.

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