Chevrolet Wins 2016 Car and Truck of the Year Awards from Motor Trend

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Of course, you are the only critic that really matters when it comes to your car, but knowing that other people love it too, can be extra rewarding. Recently, Motor Trend gave Chevrolet both the 2016 Car of the Year award and the 2016 Truck of the Year award, with the recipients being the all-new Chevrolet Camaro and the Chevrolet Colorado equipped with the new turbo-diesel engine.

This is the second year in a row the Colorado has earned this coveted prize. Now, with the available diesel engine, the Colorado is the most fuel-efficient pickup in the United States with an EPA-estimated 31 mpg on the highway for two-wheel drive models. It also boasts the highest trailering capacity in its segment—up to 7,700 pounds when properly equipped.

As for the Camaro, Motor Trend editors were impressed with its light weight, which lends to its “world-class sports car performance and dynamics.”

With the all-new sixth-generation Camaro, buyers have six powertrain combinations to choose from, including the standard 2.0-liter Turbo, an all-new 3.6-liter V6, and a 455-horsepower 6.2-liter V8. Each can be had with either a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic transmission.

If you’re looking for a new sports car or truck, stop by Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet today and take a look at either of these two award-winning options.

GM Wont Stop Producing GM Diesel Engines Because of VW

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General Motors Executive Vice President Mark Reuss has gone on record stating that he wouldn’t let the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal get in the way of the company’s plan for a new line of efficient-yet-powerful GM diesel engines.

“No way,” he said in response to a question about cancelling the upcoming diesel-powered Chevrolet Cruze. “The Cruze Diesel is too good not to do it.”

Though Volkswagen was the only automaker found to have been cheating in diesel emissions tests, it did bring to light the need for more stringent testing methods. This has put some automakers on the back foot, but GM and Chevrolet are taking it in stride. The 2016 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel, along with other diesel-powered models, is still a go with no foreseeable delays.

The 2016 Chevrolet Colorado Duramax, which is slated for launch next year at Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet in Newton, NC, will be among the first to face the EPA’s new testing methodology, even for diesel trucks—but again, the automaker isn’t fazed.