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FCA US Captures Motor Trend’s 2019 SUV, Truck and Person of a Year Awards

November 27, 2018

, Auburn Hills, Mich.

FCA US has landed Motor Trend’s 2019 SUV, Truck and Person of a Year awards. The editors of a automotive announcement have named a Jeep® Wrangler as a 2019 SUV of a Year® and a Ram 1500 a 2019 Truck of a Year® — dual of a many desired automotive courtesy awards in intensely rival segments. Former FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne is respected posthumously with Motor Trend’s 2019 Person of a Year.

Motor Trend’s “Of a Year” awards commend a best vehicles representing well-developed value, supremacy in their classes and impact on a automotive scene.

“The Jeep Wrangler and Ram 1500 are poignant products during FCA; parallel winning Motor Trend’s SUV of a Year and Truck of a Year titles is a unapproachable accomplishment, and a covenant to a capability and integrity of a employees,” pronounced Mike Manley, Chief Executive Officer, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. “These awards assistance to acknowledge a team’s untiring efforts to safeguard a new Wrangler and a new Ram 1500 mount out in their rival segments.

“On interest of all FCA employees, we also deeply interpretation Motor Trend’s approval of Sergio Marchionne as Person of a Year. His bequest in a industry, and his continuance impact on FCA will be remembered forever.”
Motor Trend’s “Of The Year” module is open to any all-new or almost upgraded 2019 model-year vehicles. Instead of being compared opposite one another, contending vehicles are initial put by Motor Trend’s full battery of opening tests to weigh probably any aspect of any vehicle. All competitors are afterwards evaluated on 3 apart courses during a veteran automotive exam core before finalists are selected.

“For 2019, a Ram 1500 and Jeep Wrangler blew divided a Motor Trend editors and judges by not usually delivering class-leading capability for work and play, though truly considerable levels of refinement, technology, character and comfort,” pronounced Ed Loh, Motor Trend editor-in-chief. “Congratulations to FCA for delivering dual genuine winners.

“Sergio was a special personality who salvaged uneasy Chrysler and Fiat, saving thousands of jobs opposite a globe,” combined Loh. “He was a male who did not do something unless he was assured it would be successful. Sergio Marchionne got a work finished and he left an memorable symbol on a automotive industry.”

After weeks of contrast conclude, a judges establish that vehicles will be given “Of a Year” titles. The winners are not selected from a approach comparison opposite other finalists, though instead a outcome of how any contender totalled opposite a award’s 6 criteria: pattern advancement, engineering excellence, efficiency, safety, value and opening of dictated function.

A full news on Motor Trend’s extensive contrast will be featured on and in a Jan 2019 emanate of Motor Trend.

Person of a Year Award
Every year, Motor Trend also honors automotive leaders who merit courtesy for environment manners or for violation them, and who minister to enlargement of courtesy thinking. Former FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne has been named as Motor Trend’s 2019 Person of a Year, imprinting a third time he has been famous for his leadership, contributions, and passion for a automotive courtesy and a people.

2019 Jeep Wrangler
Jeep Wrangler continues to broach class-leading capability, and has been totally polished to offer consumers a car truly built for work, play and for pushing any day … on a road, on a route and in any continue condition. The all-new Jeep Wrangler is installed with modernized record and connectivity, and boasts a remarkably gentle interior, softened on-road pushing dynamics, singular and authentic styling, new levels of reserve and certainty features, and powertrain options that embody a constant 3.6-liter V-6 engine and an all-new 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine that provides even some-more opening and fuel efficiency. Jeep Wrangler stays a many able and famous car in a world.

2019 Ram 1500
The all-new 2019 Ram 1500 is a no-compromise truck, heading in luxury, efficiency, capability and innovation. Ram leads a full-size lorry shred with poignant gains in fuel potency by an all-new eTorque amiable hybrid complement in both V-6 and V-8 configurations. Overall weight for a Ram 1500 has been reduced by 225 pounds. The support uses modernized materials and engineering to discharge 100 pounds while augmenting rigidity and continuance for 12,750 pounds of towing capability and 2,300 pounds of payload. The new Uconnect 4C with a large 12-inch touchscreen leads a pickup universe with technology, featuring split-screen capability, 360-degree camera views and disdainful calm from SiriusXM with 360L. Active reserve and certainty systems join a record assault with adaptive tour control, involuntary puncture braking and Blind-spot Monitoring.

About Jeep Brand
Built on some-more than 75 years of mythological heritage, Jeep is a authentic SUV with class-leading capability, craftsmanship and flexibility for people who find unusual journeys. The Jeep code delivers an open invitation to live life to a fullest by charity a full line of vehicles that continue to yield owners with a clarity of certainty to hoop any tour with confidence.

The Jeep car lineup consists of a Cherokee, Compass, Grand Cherokee, Renegade and Wrangler. To accommodate consumer direct around a world, all Jeep models sole outward North America are accessible in both left and right-hand expostulate configurations and with gasoline and diesel powertrain options.

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About Ram Truck Brand
Since a launch as a stand-alone multiplication in 2009, a Ram Truck code has usually emerged as an courtesy personality with trucks that are proven to last.

Creating a graphic temperament for Ram trucks has authorised a code to combine on core business and a facilities they find valuable. Whether focusing on a family that uses a Ram 1500 day-in and day-out, a overworked Ram 3500 Heavy Duty owners or a business that depends on a Ram ProMaster blurb outpost any day for deliveries, Ram has a lorry marketplace covered.
In sequence to be a best, it takes a joining to innovation, capability, potency and durability. Ram Truck invests almost in a products, infusing them with good looks, polished interiors, durable engines and disdainful facilities that serve raise their capabilities.
Ram continues to kick a foe in a many sought-after titles:

  • Over a final 30 years, Ram has a top commission of pickups still on a road
  • Highest owners faithfulness of any half-ton pickup
  • Highest 5th circle towing ability – 30,000 lbs. with Ram 3500 Cummins Turbo Diesel
  • Best float and doing with disdainful couple curl back and auto-level atmosphere suspensions
  • Best-in-class 4×4 fuel economy and longest operation with disdainful EcoDiesel – 27 mpg with Ram 1500
  • Highest sleet plow rating – Ram 2500 and 3500
  • Most interior space with Ram Mega Cab
  • Most able full-size off-road pickup – Ram Power Wagon

Truck customers, from half-ton to commercial, have a perfectionist operation of needs and need their vehicles to yield high levels of capability. Ram trucks are designed to broach a sum package.

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