The Chevrolet Malibu was named 2008 North American Car of the Year by a panel of almost 50 automotive journalists.
The award is especially prestigious as a result of the journalists work utterly unbiased of each other, representing every type of media and almost 50 totally different media retailers, eliminating any probability of collusion or outdoors affect.
All-new for 2008, the Chevy Malibu was hailed by the journalists as a trendy household sedan with a clean drivetrain that delivers worth, consolation, and fuel financial system.
Amongst the media represented: Car and Driver, Street & Monitor, Playboy, USA Right now, the Chicago Solar Occasions, the Detroit Information, the Chicago Tribune, Fortune journal, AutoWeek, Edmunds.com, Shopper Information, the Car Connection, and New Car Check Drive.
“Quite a bit of automotive awards are given out annually,” famous New Car Check Drive editor Mitch McCullough. “However the North American Car of the Year and North American Truck of the Year awards are totally different. Moderately than coming from a single media group, these two awards are determined by forty nine unbiased automotive journalists. They symbolize the best automotive journalists from print, radio, tv, and the web.”
New Car Check Drive discovered the Malibu clean and cozy for lengthy commutes with a lot of energy for responsive efficiency in visitors. The seats are snug and the stereo and local weather controls are straightforward to function, minimizing driver distraction (and annoyance).
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