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Midwest Automotive Media Association Names Chevrolet Impala as Family Vehicle of the Year

Mark Bilek
Director of Communications and Technology
Chicago Automobile Trade Association
Office: (630) 424-6082
Cell: (847) 652-0632

Contact: Jennifer Morand
Senior Public Relations and Social Media Manager
Chicago Automobile Trade Association
Office: (630) 424-6084
Cell: (630) 391-1986


CHICAGO (February 6, 2014) – The 2014 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview kicked off with the Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA) breakfast, where the Chevrolet Impala was announced as the 2014 MAMA Family Vehicle of the Year.

MAMA President Kirk Bell introduced the MAMA Board of Directors and presented Tim Mahoney, chief marketing officer of Chevrolet, with the 2014 Family Vehicle of the Year award. “I’m glad to see the Impala get a little love because it’s my daily driver,” said Mahoney.

For its fourth annual Family Vehicle of the Year award, MAMA selected three finalists – the 2014 Cadillac CTS and the Mazda 6 were the runners-up.

To watch complete coverage of the 2014 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview press conferences, please visit The manufacturer press conferences are also available at For more information about the Chicago Auto Show, please visit


About the Chicago Auto Show
The Chicago Auto Show is the largest on the continent, spanning more than 1 million square feet of production, concept, and exotic vehicle exhibit space. In addition to hosting multiple world and North American vehicle debuts, the Chicago Auto Show's First Look for Charity raises more than $2 million annually for 18 worthy Chicago organizations in a single night. The 2014 public show will be February 8-17. For more information, visit or Media can register for the Chicago Auto Show Media Preview at

About The Chicago Automobile Trade Association
Founded in 1904, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association is the nation’s oldest and largest metropolitan dealer organization. It is comprised of more than 400 franchised new-car dealers and an additional 150 allied members. The group’s dealer members employ nearly 20,000 people in the metropolitan area. The association has produced the Chicago Auto Show since 1935. For more information, visit

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