The decision, unlike previous years, did not surprise anyone and left a climate of optimism as to what will be the interaction between the industry and the new US government.
The Chevrolet Bolt 2017 electric car, the Honda Risgeline pickup and the Chrysler Pacifica minivan were branded as Auto of the Year, Van of the Year and Utility Vehicle of the Year, respectively.
The announcement was made, as is customary to start the press day of the prestigious salon.
The Bolt received 364 points from the jury of journalists from the United States and Canada, leaving on the way the Hyundai Genesis G90 (105 points) and the Volvo S90 (101).
The median pickup Honda Ridgeline received 364 points to beat the Ford F-series Super Duty (193) and Nissan Titan (72).