In mid-November we told you about the finalists and SUVs in the US in 2011, and today became known winners in this prestigious competition, which, announced at the annual North American Auto Show in Detroit. So, leaving behind a new Hyundai Sonata car and 2011 in Europe – electric Nissan Leaf, the competition North American Car of the Year won the hybrid Chevrolet Volt, which will give a great bonus of General Motors to promote their models on the market. It is worth noting that earlier Volt has awarded the title of Car of the Year, who conducted authoritative automotive publication Motor Trend and Automobile Magazine, but the last title is still the most significant and welcome for the automaker. A SUV 2011 in the United States became the new Ford Explorer, ahead of its competitors – Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee. Recall that in the jury of both competitions took part 49 motoring journalists from the US and Canada.