http://www.ameinfo.com/news/Detailed/42333.htmlSaudi Auto magazine gives its 'Car of the Year' crown to Chevrolet Caprice Royale
Leading regional motoring publication, Saudi Auto, has named the Chevrolet Caprice Royale its 'Car of the Year' for 2004.
The unique combination of power, luxury, stability, design and performance helped distinguish the Caprice Royale as the winner of Saudi Auto’s Car of the Year Award 2004.
The flagship was selected from a set of critically –acclaimed competitors for this most sought after honor given its raw power, sophisticated looks, spaciousness, advanced body structure, safety technology and value for money.
The recognition marks another milestone for the Chevrolet brand in the Middle East, coming at a time when sales are at an all time high.
According to Saudi Auto's Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, Bakur Azher, the Chevrolet Caprice Royale thoroughly deserves the award and is a further recognition of Caprice's special place in the history of the Gulf region.
'This is a car with more than four decades of tradition in the Middle East, yet it refuses to age. It appears as young and energetic as ever,' he said. 'This fact is supported by the public's continued love of Chevrolet and its growing affair with the Caprice Royale in particular. 'These were facts our team of experts could not ignore in making their decision,' he added.
Saudi Auto cited the unique combination of raw power, sophisticated looks, spaciousness, advanced body structure, safety technology and value for money among some of the attributes that contributed to the Caprice Royale being selected as 'Car of the Year'.
'We are delighted that the Caprice Royale has been recognised as Saudi Auto's 'Car of the Year'', says Terry Johnsson, General Motors' Managing Director for the Middle East and Africa. 'General Motors has invested a considerable amount of time in research and development of the Caprice, and the award makes everyone's effort even more worthwhile.'
The luxuries that are standard in the Royale are too numerous to list in their entirety. They include rear stereo controls, rear twin screen DVD player, 12 speaker stereo system, Blaupunkt in-dash 6-disc CD player with digital sound processing, rear headphones and rear air-conditioning to name but a few. They all add up to a complete package that reinforces the Caprice tradition of providing generous levels of features and refinement, qualities that obviously helped set it apart from the competition in this award.