Motor Trend magazine has named the revamped heavy-duty version of the Dodge Ram as its Truck of the Year -- the second significant award for a Chrysler Group product this week.
On Tuesday, the Dodge Challenger sports coupe was named “Most Satisfying” in a Consumer Reports survey.
The Ram and Challenger news is a rare bright spot for Chrysler in a year that saw a steady downpour of bad news. The company has been through a government-sponsored bankruptcy, gotten a new owner, shuffled executives and pared its dealerships. The automaker also has faced criticism for its current product line, which underscored the importance of the awards announced this week