Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Setup for a Great 2019–Wins Motor Trend’s SUV, Truck, and Person of the Year Awards

December 3rd, 2018 by

One of America’s oldest automobile magazines, Motor Trend has just announced the winners of their 2019 automotive awards… and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles took home several key awards! Motor Trend’s “Of the Year” awards aim to honor cars and vehicles that best represent advancement in design, sheer engineering excellence, value, efficiency, safety, and performance of intended function. These awards are open to any entirely-new or significantly updated 2019 model-year vehicles and include a full range of performance tests that scrutinize almost every single aspect of each vehicle. It is only after weeks of rigorous testing that Motor Trend decides exactly which vehicles have earned these highly sought after titles. Coming out on top, the 2019 Jeep Wrangler has been named Motor Trend’s SUV of the Year, the 2019 RAM 1500 has been named Motor Trend’s Truck of the Year, and former head of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Sergio Marchionne (may he rest in peace) posthumously received Motor Trend’s Person of the Year award. Motor Trend’s editor-in-chief Ed Loh was happy to congratulate FCA on their wins, “For 2019, the Ram 1500 and Jeep Wrangler blew away our Motor Trend editors and judges by not only delivering class-leading capability for work and play, but truly impressive levels of refinement, technology, style and comfort,”

Mike Manley, CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, had this to say about Motor Trend’s recognition: “The Jeep Wrangler and Ram 1500 are significant products at FCA; concurrently winning Motor Trend’s SUV of the Year and Truck of the Year titles is a proud accomplishment and a testament to the capability and determination of our employees. These awards help to acknowledge our team’s tireless efforts to ensure the new Wrangler and the new Ram 1500 stand out in their competitive segments… On behalf of all FCA employees, we also deeply appreciate Motor Trend’s recognition of Sergio Marchionne as Person of the Year. His legacy in the industry, and his lasting impact on FCA will be remembered forever.” Of Marchionne, Loh also added, ”Sergio was a special leader who salvaged troubled Chrysler and Fiat, saving thousands of jobs across the globe. He was a man who did not do something unless he was convinced it would be successful. Sergio Marchionne got the work done and he left an indelible mark on the automotive industry.”

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