Jeep Grand Cherokee Among Pentastar’s Lone Star Superstars
The Chrysler Group’s Jeep brand lassoed some serious attention in the Lone Star state recently, as the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee was named SUV of Texas for the second straight year, the range-topping Grand Cherokee Overland Summit took home the inaugural luxury suv of Texas honors, and the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited earned its second consecutive nod as Mid-size SUV of Texas. And that was just for starters: The Dodge Durango was named Full-size SUV of Texas, and the Ram brand announced two new versions of the Ram Power Wagon along with a limited-run Mossy Oak edition of the Ram 1500. It was all part of the 2011 Texas Truck Rodeo, hosted each year by the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA).
This year, the Rodeo brought together almost 60 automotive journalists and 48 of the top players in the truck segments for an intensive, two-day event that included both head-to-head competitions and comprehensive driving tests—on the road and on the trail.