General Motors is on a roll this week.
Its bailout by the federal government officially ended, and the fact that taxpayers lost $10.5 billion in the deal was drowned out by the news that GM's first female CEO, Mary Barra, will take over in January.
Barra, who has served as head of product since 2011, oversaw the launch of a series of excellent cars.
That success was further confirmed on Wednesday by the North American Car and Truck of the Year Awards (NACTOY).
Half of the six finalists are GM products.