Fiat Chrysler steals the show at MotorTrend Car of the Year Awards

Nov 28, 2018 1068

BY: Peter Valdes-Dapena

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles stole the show at this year's MotorTrend Car, Truck and SUV of the Year Awards ceremony in Los Angeles. Sergio Marchionne, the former head of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles who died earlier this year, was honored as Person of the Year while two of Fiat Chrysler's products — the Ram 1500 pickup and the Jeep Wrangler — earned Truck of the Year and SUV of the Year Awards at the event.

The Car of the Year Award was given to the new Genesis G70, a compact luxury performance sedan from Hyundai's newly created luxury division. The magazine's writers lauded Marchionne's leadership of both Fiat and Chrysler, noting how he turned each company around as they approached the brink and combined them to create a new industry powerhouse.

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