16 Nov 2020
2021 Ram 1500 Lassos Top Honor as ’Truck of Texas’ for Third Consecutive Year by the Texas Auto Writers Association
- Ram takes highest honors at Texas Truck Rodeo
- 2021 Ram 1500 wins top award as Truck of Texas for the third consecutive year, plus Full-Size Pickup Truck of Texas, Luxury Pickup Truck of Texas and Off-Road Pickup Truck of Texas
- 2020 Ram 2500 wins Heavy Duty Pickup Truck of Texas and Best Towing Technology with the Ram Heavy Duty 360-degree Surround View Camera
- Best Infotainment award presented to Uconnect featured in the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX
- Best Powertrain awarded to the supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI® V-8 featured in the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX
November 15, 2020, Auburn Hills, Mich. - The 2021 Ram 1500 earned top honors for the third consecutive year as the Truck of Texas at the annual Texas Truck Rodeo, hosted by the Texas Automotive Writers Association (TAWA). The Ram 1500 also won Full-size Pickup Truck, Luxury Pickup Truck of Texas and Off-road Pickup Truck.
"The Ram brand impressed our TAWA members with an exceptional product lineup at the Texas Truck Rodeo," said Kristin Shaw, TAWA president. "The 702-hp 2021 Ram 1500 TRX thrilled our members with incredible performance both off-road and on-road at the event; it crawled over the articulation obstacles with ease."
This year’s Rodeo had extensive COVID-19 safety protocols in place, including limited number of media, mask-wearing requirements, social distancing, outdoor meetings and meals, and vehicles disinfected between test drives. TAWA also invested significant time and effort in a new off-road course where the lineup of FCA vehicles particularly excelled.
Twenty-seven Texas auto writers attended the event. Members cast their votes after conducting both on- and off-road vehicle evaluations. Consideration is given to everything from exterior/interior styling and off-road capability to the entrant’s overall utility, value and performance.
Ram vehicles with top honors include:
Truck of Texas: 2021 Ram 1500
Full-size Pickup Truck of Texas: 2021 Ram 1500 TRX
Heavy Duty Pickup Truck of Texas: 2020 Ram 2500 Laramie Night Edition
Luxury Pickup Truck of Texas: 2021 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn 10th Anniversary Edition
Off-Road Pickup Truck of Texas: 2021 Ram 1500 TRX
Best Powertrain: supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI V-8
Best Towing Technology: Ram Heavy Duty 360-degree Surround View Camera
Best Infotainment: Uconnect
The Texas Auto Writers Association, Inc. was founded in 1985 by automotive journalists who wanted to provide an avenue of professional growth, development and networking. These professionals sought to create an automotive event that was unique to Texas and the result was the TAWA Truck Rodeo. Since 1992, Truck Rodeos have been held in San Antonio, Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, Granbury and Spring Branch, and now Dripping Springs. In 2003, TAWA created an event for sedans, sports cars, and other vehicles not eligible for the Truck Rodeo. The Texas Auto Roundup, as the event is called today, is also held annually. For more information, visit www.texasautowriters.org.
About Ram Truck Brand
The Ram brand has achieved significant success since becoming a stand-alone brand in 2009, winning numerous prestigious awards along the way. The brand, which only makes trucks, has rapidly built a strong reputation as a truck specialist. Creating a distinct identity for Ram trucks has allowed the brand to concentrate on core customers and the features they find valuable. In order to be the best, it takes a commitment to innovation, capability, efficiency and durability.
Ram Truck invests substantially in its products, infusing them with great looks, refined interiors, durable engines and exclusive features that further enhance their capabilities. Ram continues to beat the competition in the most sought-after titles: over the last 30 years, Ram has the highest percentage of pickups still on the road in the US, highest owner loyalty of any half-ton pickup in the US, best ride and handling with exclusive link coil rear and auto-level air suspensions. Truck customers, from half-ton to commercial, have a demanding range of needs and require their vehicles to provide high levels of capability. Ram trucks are designed to deliver a total package.
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