Ram has been crowned the Truck of Texas at the annual Texas Auto Writers Association Truck Rodeo for the second year in a row. But, this year, the diesel version of the Ram 1500 won the award.
Actually, when it goes on sale early next year, the Ram 1500 with a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel engine will be the only half-ton diesel-powered pickup on the market.
“The Ram, Jeep and Dodge brands clearly impressed our TAWA members at this year’s event,” Michael Marrs, TAWA president, said in a statement. “There’s no doubt that innovative powertrains, impressive designs and new technologies are paying off for these brands.”
Winning the Truck of Texas award is a big deal for any automaker. Judging took place Friday and Saturday at the 21st annual Truck Rodeo in San Antonio, Texas, where trucks are tested on and off road and for trailer-pulling prowess. More than 40 auto writers voted over the weekend – the Truck of Texas title is the top award of the event, but the association hands out a total of 24 awards. This year, Ram, Jeep and Dodge won 15 of the awards.
A total of 63 pickups, SUVs and crossover vehicles were entered in this year’s rodeo.
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