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FCA Earns Three Significant Awards from Motor Trend

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The impact that former FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne had on the automotive world was recently recognized by the editors of Motor Trend magazine, who awarded Marchionne with the pub’s Person of the Year Award. Marchionne died this year on July 25.

“Sergio was a special leader who salvaged troubled Chrysler and Fiat, saving thousands of jobs across the globe,” said Ed Loh, Motor Trend editor-in-chief. “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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Motor Trend also singled out two FCA vehicles with notable nods. The Jeep® Wrangler was named the 2019 SUV of the Year while the Ram 1500 earned the title of 2019 Truck of the Year.

“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,” said Loh. “Congratulations to FCA for delivering two real winners.

Award selections were based on each vehicle’s aptitude in six categories: performance of intended function, value, safety, advances in design, fuel efficiency, and quality of engineering.

2019 Jeep Wrangler Sahara
Photo: FCA

Along with the standard 3.6-liter V6, the 2019 Jeep® Wrangler features an available and all-new 2.0-liter direct-injection turbo engine rated at 270 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. The 3.6-liter Pentastar® V6 generates 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. The capable, fun-to-drive Wrangler delivers a powerful performance on and off the road.

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2019 Ram 1500 Big Horn
Photo: FCA

The 2019 Ram 1500 is available at five trim levels: Tradesman, Big Horn/Lone Star, Laramie, Laramie Longhorn®, and Limited. The new e-Torque mild hybrid system available in the 2019 Ram 1500, increases the truck’s fuel efficiency while standard features like Electronic Roll Mitigation, Electronic Stability Control, Traction Control, and Hill Start Assist help you feel more confident behind the wheel.