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Ram, Jeep win top awards as Chrysler sweeps the Texas Truck Rodeo

The 20th Annual Texas Truck Rodeo saw Chrysler Group vehicles taking top honors (again) as the Texas Auto Writers Association voted both Ram and Jeep products awards.

The nation's largest truck-oriented press event in held every year in Texas by the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) and is aptly called the Texas Truck Rodeo. At this year's event, the 20th to be held, TAWA members voted for their favorite vehicles in several categories. Once again, Chrysler took top honors.

For the third time in a row, the Jeep Grand Cherokee was voted "SUV of Texas" by TAWA members. The 2013 Ram 1500, which greatly impressed this writer during the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press' 4xFall event, was named this year's Truck of Texas. In all, Chrysler took 8 out of the 19 awards given at the Texas Truck Rodeo this year.

In fact, Chrysler took awards for both full- and mid-sized sport utility vehicles as well as for luxury SUV and awards for both full-sized and luxury pickup trucks. The Ram Truck brand took the Truck Line of Texas award as well.



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