Motor Trend Names GMC Envoy 2002 Sport/Utility of the Year
The GMC Envoy was selected by Motor Trend magazine as 2002 Sport/Utility of the Year, which was announced at the 2002-Model California International Auto Show (CIAS).Motor Trend's editorial staff selected this year’s winner after conducting ten rigorous tests on 14 vehicles. Contenders included: the Buick Rendezvous, Cadillac Escalade, Chevrolet TrailBlazer, Ford Explorer, GMC Envoy, Honda CR-V, Isuzu Axiom, Jeep Liberty, Land Rover Freelander, Mercedes-Benz G500, Mercedes-Benz ML500, Mercury Mountaineer, Nissan Xterra S/C, and the Toyota Highlander.To be eligible for Sport/Utility of the Year, a contestant must be new or substantially redesigned, as well as on sale in North America by Jan. 1, 2002. Now in its fourth year, the annual Motor Trend Sport/Utility of the Year has become the most important and prestigious award in the SUV category.The complete report on the 2002 Sport/Utility of the Year can be found in the December 2001 issue of Motor Trend and at www.motortrend.com. Television coverage of the editors’ testing will be aired on the Speedvision Network in November, and on the airwaves via Motor Trend Radio (consult local listings).The 2002-Model California International Auto Show is presented by the Orange County Automo-bile Dealers Association and Southland Motor Car Dealers Association in conjunction with Motor Trend, sponsored by the Los Angeles Times, and produced by Liberty Productions.The show will be open to the public Oct. 10 through Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001, at the Anaheim Convention Center, located at 800 W. Katella.