All-new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray leads new Canadian performance cars

Published January 10, 2014 - 3:50pm
The Chronicle Herald

For years, the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada, or AJAC, has been presenting the annual ‘Canadian Car of the Year’ (CCOTY) awards which recognize the best all-new or significantly-updated models in the Canadian marketplace each year.

The CCOTY awards are based on the input of a panel of voting journalists who annually take part in an exhaustive, week-long testing event, dubbed ‘Test Fest’ where they drive a field of vehicles slotted into pre-defined categories based on price and vehicle type, and assign points in a wide range of areas that determine a winning model in each category.

Canadian Car of the Year (CCOTY) awards results are based on actual scoring, objective data and back-to-back evaluation. Further, the CCOTY program relies on the scoring input of the widest range of professional automotive reporters in Canada covering a wide range of outlets in all media.

The CCOTY voting panel, comprised of dozens of Canada’s top road-test experts, evaluate each competing model in a ‘back to back’ fashion on the same roads, in the same day, and also on a handling evaluation course.
The back-to-back process sees Journalist scores combined with other data relating to factors like fuel efficiency, price, safety, performance figures and more; all to generate an overall score.

After the latest Test Fest event came to a close last October, scores were tallied and the all-new Chevrolet Corvette Stingray was called the ‘Best new Sports / Performance’ car in Canada with an eight-point lead over the competition.

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