(PHILADELPHIA) -- Motor Trend magazine has named the Chevrolet Silverado HD its 2011 Truck of the Year. The award was given to General Motors CEO Dan Akerson Saturday in a ceremony before the 111th Army-Navy college football game at Philadelphia's Lincoln Financial Field. Chevrolet has the rare distinction of winning both the 2011 Truck of the Year and 2011 Car of the Year, the latter for its Volt.
The Silverado HD was released to consumers this past summer, and set a new standard for truck efficiency. With 11 percent better fuel economy, the Silverado can still tow 21,700 pounds or carry 6,635 pounds.
"With more capability and technology than ever before, we believe the Chevrolet Silverado HD sets the bar for heavy-duty trucks," Akerson said. "It's a great honor to have such a respected authority as Motor Trend agree."
Motor Trend's truck and car of the year will be featured in a January issue of the publication.
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