2011 Chevrolet Cruze: Canada Feels the Love
February 18, 2011
Well folks, the Canadian car buffs have spoken and it's now official: They're tingly all over for the Chevy Cruze. Chevy's hot seller was named Car of the Year by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) from a field of 144 vehicles. The winner of this competition was picked based on back-to-back testing that sadly didn't include fun Canadian things like dog sledding and Timbit eating. Last year's winner was the Volkswagen GTI.
"We are very proud to receive AJAC's 2011 Canadian Car of the Year honors for the all-new Chevrolet Cruze, which reflects a major refocusing of investment on smaller vehicles and fuel efficient technologies," said Kevin Williams, GM of Canada's president and managing director (pictured above looking very happy with his award). "The Cruze represents our line in the sand: We're playing to win -- and delivering the goods -- in the small car business."
Well, alrighty then. The Cruze's runners up were the Ford Fiesta and the Volkswagen Jetta TDI -- for me, it would come down to the Cruze or the Fiesta. Of these three top finishers, which would have gotten your vote?
Warren Clarke, Automotive Content Editor