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Dodge Ram named International Truck of the Year

by Bill Cawthon on

The new Dodge Ram 1500 took home the honors as International Truck of the Year. Along with the Nissan GT-R, which won the International Car of the Year Award, the Ram was praised for “excellence of design” and ‘technological superiority.”

This latest award marked Dodge’s sixth ICOTY victory.

Scott Kunselman, VP Jeep/Truck Product Team, accepted the award on behalf of Dodge.

The winners were selected by 16 nationally known automotive journalists and editors and votes were tallied by J.D. Power and Associates.

The award ceremonies were held at black-tie dinner at the MGM Grand Detroit. More than 500 industry leaders, VIPs, and members of the media were on hand to celebrate the night’s winners.

Bill Cawthon grew up in the auto industry in the 1950s. His Dad worked for Chrysler and Bill spent a number of Saturdays down on the plant floor at Dodge Main in Hamtramck. Bill is also the U.S. market correspondent for, a British auto industry publication, and a member of the Texas Auto Writers Association, which has named the Jeep Grand Cherokee the “SUV of Texas” several times and named the Ram 1500 as the “Truck of Texas” two years running.

Bill has owned five Plymouths (including the only 1962 “Texan”), one Dodge and one Chrysler and is still trying to figure out how to justify a Wrangler. He also has owned at least one of every 1:87 scale model of a Chrysler product. You can reach him directly at (206) 888-7324 or by using the form.

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