FORT WORTH, Texas, May 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
- FCA US vehicles take home the most awards of any manufacturer at the annual competition
- 2017 Chrysler Pacifica wins Family Car of Texas and Best New Interior
- Dodge brand wins Full-size Sedan of Texas (2016 Charger R/T Scat Pack), Performance Sedan of Texas (2016 Charger SRT Hellcat) and Super Car of Texas (2016 Viper GTC)
- Uconnect Theater in 2017 Chrysler Pacifica wins Best New Feature
The all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica was honored as the Family Car of Texas at the Texas Auto Roundup hosted by the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA). Dodge also collected the Full-size Sedan of Texas (2016 Charger R/T Scat Pack), Performance Sedan of Texas (2016 Charger SRT Hellcat) and Super Car of Texas (2016 Viper GTC). Viper also received the highest score for exterior styling and performance.
A total of 58 journalists attended the event and drove 53 vehicles from various manufacturers. Journalists voted for their favorite vehicles after two days of demanding driving at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas. FCA US won the most awards of any manufacturer at the event.
"FCA US brought an all-star lineup with several cars impressing our journalists. However, the design, functionality and practicality of the new Chrysler Pacifica really stood out from all the Family Car contenders," said Nic Phillips, President of TAWA. "It's truly entertaining to drive with friends and family, offers numerous safety options, and leads the segment in styling, all the while playing to traditional strengths of minivans."
FCA US vehicles receiving awards at the Texas Auto Roundup:
Car of Texas: 2017 Chrysler Pacifica
Best New Interior: 2017 Chrysler Pacifica
Best New Feature: Uconnect Theater
Full-size Sedan of Texas: 2016 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack
Performance Sedan of Texas: 2016 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat
Supercar of Texas: 2016 Dodge Viper GTC
Dodge Viper also received the highest score for exterior styling and performance
The Texas Auto Roundup gives automotive journalists the opportunity to drive nearly every new car on the market, ranging from subcompact vehicles to supercars (more than 450 horsepower).
About FCA US LLC
FCA US LLC is a North American automaker with a new name and a long history. Headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, FCA US is a member of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA) family of companies. FCA US designs, engineers, manufactures and sells vehicles under the Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram and FIAT brands, as well as the SRT performance vehicle designation. The company also distributes the Alfa Romeo 4C model and Mopar products. FCA US is building upon the historic foundations of Chrysler, the innovative American automaker first established by Walter P. Chrysler in 1925; and Fiat, founded in Italy in 1899 by pioneering entrepreneurs, including Giovanni Agnelli.
FCA, the seventh-largest automaker in the world based on total annual vehicle sales, is an international automotive group. FCA is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "FCAU" and on the Mercato Telematico Azionario under the symbol "FCA."
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