By General Motors, Detroit – Chevrolet was the big winner at last night’s Motor Trend Car and Truck of the Year Awards Ceremony.

Last night, the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro was awarded Motor Trend’s Car of the Year for 2016, beating out finalists from Mercedes, Audi, BMW, Mazda, Toyota and Honda.

The completely re-designed and re-engineered Camaro combines an athletic body and all-new powertrains with a refined interior, providing the comfort and convenience that today’s Camaro buyer demands.  All of this offered with pricing that continues to support the great value offered by all of our Chevrolet launch products.

But don’t just take it from us, here’s what Motor Trend’s Jonny Liebermann had to say:

“Is this the best production ponycar the world has ever seen?  Without hesitation, yes.  What was interesting to me is that we judge types weren’t talking about the Camaro in relation to the Mustang … We were talking about future Camaro comparison tests against BMWs, Audis, and AMGs.  I’d even throw Porsche into that mix.”

The 2016 Chevrolet Colorado with its all-new 2.8L Duramax turbo-diesel engine won the 2016 Motor Trend Truck of the Year award.  It is the second consecutive Truck of the Year award for Colorado, the mid-size pickup introduced as a 2015 model.

This news follows the announcement that the Colorado Diesel is Canada’s Most Fuel Efficient Pickup Truck.

The Colorado Diesel “trounced” its mid-sized competitors Nissan Frontier and Toyota Tacoma and soundly beat out the new Ford F-150 to win the coveted award.

To quote the Motor Trend judges, “what really shines here is simply the truck’s small size and lighter weight, which result in unusually sharp steering and deft handling … and all this wrapped around an engine that provides such great economy.”