Jeep Gladiator is the 2020 North American Truck of the Year

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    #1 Jan 13, 2020 at 8:52 AM
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    January 13, 2019

    DETROIT -- The eighth-generation Chevrolet Corvette won the 2020 North American Car of the Year while the Jeep Gladiator took the truck win, and the Kia Telluride was named top utility vehicle of the year.

    This year's winners were selected by a jury of 50 American and Canadian automotive journalists — including Automotive News engineering reporter Richard Truett — from a group of three finalists in each category. A vehicle must have been redesigned or significantly changed during 2019 to be eligible for the award.

    The Chevrolet Corvette beat the Toyota Supra, created in collaboration with BMW, and the Hyundai Sonata for the car award. A sports car has not won the title since 2014, with the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. The Corvette also won the award in 1998.

    The redesigned Corvette, for the first time since the car debuted in 1953, features an engine behind the driver.

    FCA's Jeep Gladiator won the truck award over the Ford Ranger and the Ram Heavy Duty in a battle between two Detroit automakers.This is the first time a Jeep has taken the truck title since the Jeep Grand Cherokee in 1999.

    The Kia Telluride took utility vehicle of the year over the Hyundai Palisade and the Lincoln Aviator. Kia has never won a NACTOY title before, but was a finalist in the car category for the Kia Stinger in 2018.

    Vehicles were judged on several categories including innovation, design, safety, performance, technology, value and driver satisfaction.

    The three finalists in each category were selected from a list of 29 vehicles announced in September. For the first time since 2014, no European vehicles made it as NACTOY finalists.

    The North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year awards were founded in 1994. The Utility Vehicle of the year award was added in 2017.

    Via Autonews
     
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    This really narrows the field the Gladiator is competing against. Seems silly to call it "Truck of the Year" if it's really "Redesigned/New Truck of the Year." I love my Gladiator but this rings hollow to me.
     
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    A dub is a dub in my book!
     
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    Well, it did win. Maybe those three were it though?
     
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    Take the "W"
     
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    Nice! I'm hoping to put the award in my jeep!
     
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    I didn't know that the Cherokee was offered in a truck in 1999
     
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    Seems like the GM HDs should have been as eligible as the Ram.
     
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    #9 Jan 16, 2020 at 11:31 AM
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    It's about time Jeep put an end to the "Cowboy Cadillac" trucks scooping up the awards for being so Foo Foo & Sissy La la, OR being designed in foreign countries. Good Job Jeep!

    The USA needed a truck with Mud tires, not a Latte holder.
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    I don't know, that looks like a Starbucks satellite dish in the background!

    I kid, I kid, love that picture!

    As far as I'm concerned, my Rubi is truck of the year compared to ALL other trucks. Just my opinion...
     
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    Wonder if that's why the executive from Jeep was at Trump's dinner the other night. Heard him call him out and congratulate him on the very American icon cars they put out
     
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    Well I'm glad they won, but even if it had been awarded " POS of the Year", It would make no difference to me. I like mine! I like driving it, and I like looking at it!
     
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