The all-new Chevrolet Volt has been named the Car of the Year by the Detroit Free Press. Already, Motor Trend and Automobile have named the Volt their Car of the Year, so this is just the latest honor in a string of accolades.
The Detroit Free Press singled out the Volt as it allows most owners to go weeks or months without stopping at a gas pump. The publication also named the 2011 Hyundai Sonata and the 2011 Nissan Leaf as runners up in the Car of the Year judging.
Perhaps this hints at what’s to come when the North American Car of the Year award is given next week. The Volt, Sonata, and Leaf, are all competing for the award as well.