Chrysler Group LLC Drives Away With Top Honors From the Texas Auto Writers Association

Apr 29, 2014, 11:00 ET from Chrysler Group LLC

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 

  • Chrysler, Dodge and SRT brands win awards at the Texas Auto Writer's 2014 Auto Roundup
  • Chrysler Group brands pull ahead of the pack in head-to-head competition with improved quality, craftsmanship, powertrains and performance
  • Chrysler Group vehicles take home the most awards of any manufacturer at the annual competition

Chrysler, Dodge and SRT brands won several accolades this year at the Texas Auto Roundup hosted by the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA).

After a day of demanding driving at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas, journalists voted for their favorite vehicles and the Chrysler Group secured six of the possible 19 awards, the most of any manufacturer at the event.

Chrysler Group vehicles receiving awards at the Texas Auto Roundup were:

Dodge Brand
Compact Car of Texas: 2014 Dodge Dart

SRT Brand
Performance Utility Vehicle of Texas: 2014 Jeep® Grand Cherokee SRT

Chrysler Brand
Mid-size Sedan of Texas: 2015 Chrysler 200
Minivan of Texas: 2014 Town & Country
Full-size Sedan of Texas: 2014 Chrysler 300
Family Car of Texas: 2014 Town & Country

"These awards from TAWA are a testament to our hard work this year," said Reid Bigland, Head of U.S. Sales, Chrysler Group. "We continue to improve our vehicle lineup and we're pleased that TAWA gave our brands their vote of confidence once again."

"Our members were clearly impressed with several Chrysler Group products at the Texas Auto Roundup this year," said Michael Marrs, President of TAWA. "This event allows us to experience manufacturers' products in a first-hand comparison. The design, capability and versatility of Chrysler Group products really stood out among the competition."

TAWA members gather every spring to evaluate all that's new in passenger cars, minivans and performance SUVs. The event gives Texas journalists the opportunity to drive nearly every new car on the market, ranging from subcompact vehicles to supercars (more than 450 horsepower). A total of 47 journalists attended and drove 50 vehicles from various manufacturers at the event. 

About Chrysler Group LLC 
Chrysler Group LLC, formed in 2009 to establish a global strategic alliance with Fiat S.p.A., produces Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram, SRT, FIAT and Mopar vehicles and products. With the resources, technology and worldwide distribution network required to compete on a global scale, the alliance builds on Chrysler Group's culture of innovation, first established by Walter P. Chrysler in 1925, and Fiat's complementary technology that dates back to its founding in 1899.

Headquartered in Auburn Hills, Mich., Chrysler Group's product lineup features some of the world's most recognizable vehicles, including the Chrysler 300 and Town & Country, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Dodge Dart, Ram 1500, SRT Viper and Fiat 500. Fiat contributes world-class technology, platforms and powertrains for small- and medium-size cars, allowing Chrysler Group to offer an expanded product line including environmentally friendly vehicles.

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