The 2017 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) is soon approaching and folks are fired up to find out who will bag the coveted North American Car of the Year (NACOTY) award.

Rumors have been floating that it could very well be the Chevrolet Bolt. If this realizes, it will be the first time a plug-in electric car wins the award.

The Bolt does seem like it has a winning chance as it has already nabbed some of most prestigious awards, such as the Motor Trend Car of the Year, Green Car Journal’s Green Car of the Year, Car & Driver 10 Best and the list goes on.

On top of that, the Bolt’s rivals this year, the Hyundai Genesis G90 and the Volvo S90, don’t seem to be much of a threat.

According to Ed Loh, Motor Trend Editor-in-Chief, “Chevrolet is on a roll with new and compelling vehicles. The Bolt EV is certainly a game changing vehicle.”

News 18 also affirms that, “for the NACOTY award, the Bolt will be up against two large luxury sedans, the Hyundai-built Genesis G90 and the Volvo S90. But neither offers the Chevy’s widespread appeal or affordability.”

Well, the Honda Civic was the 2016 NACOTY winner, so it looks like the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt will be stealing the crown from the Honda sedan this year.