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Posted Monday, Apr 6, 2009, 4:18 pm in Company News, Dodge

The all-new 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 and Dodge Challenger continue to win the praises of the automotive press, taking home the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press Association’s “Truck of the Year” and “Car of the Year” awards.

“Both the Dodge Ram 1500 and the Dodge Challenger were decisive winners in this year’s competition,” Michael Cotsworth, president of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press (RMAP), said. “It is exciting to see, in the current economic environment, the high regard RMAP members have for these two Chrysler products.”

The 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 beat out the new 2009 Ford F-150 and the Nissan Titan for the Truck of the Year title, while the Dodge Challenger outpaced the Jaguar XF and the Nissan Maxima in the Car of the Year race.

“We are honored that the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press association recognized our all-new Dodge Ram 1500 and Dodge Challenger as the best-of-the-best in their highly competitive competition,” Mike Accavitti, Director—Brand Marketing, said. “With an industry-first RamBox™ cargo management system and industry-first coil-spring, five-link rear suspension with best-in-class ride and handling, our all-new 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 is the best pickup truck on the market. And with its unmistakable design, world-class handling, proven quality and technology, best-in-class back seat head- and leg-room and legendary HEMI® V-8 engine, our 2009 Dodge Challenger is the ultimate modern-day American muscle car.”

The Rocky Mountain Automotive Press Association is comprised of more than 30 automotive journalists who provide expert reviews and content to readers across Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico and Wyoming.
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