Jeep wowed the judges at SEMA with an SUV and a truck! The Jeep Wrangler and the Jeep Gladiator received the SEMA 4×4 or Sport Utility Vehicle of the Year and SEMA Midsize Truck of the Year award. What else is there to know about SEMA 2022? Jeep has plenty of custom builds waiting for industry folks at the Las Vegas Convention Center this week.
Both the Jeep Wrangler and the Jeep Gladiator took home awards at SEMA this week
Stellantis announced that many of its cars, trucks and SUVs took home awards this week at the annual Specialty Equipment Markets Association (SEMA) Show. The Jeep Wrangler and the Jeep Gladiator won the award for the best 4×4 or SUV of the year and the best midsize truck of the year.
What’s not to like about the Jeep Wrangler? Stellantis says that it is one of the most recognizable vehicles in the world. The Wrangler “offers unmatched off-road capability and is built on more than eight decades of 4×4 engineering experience.”
Some powertrain options on the Wrangler include a 3.6-liter V-6, a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four, and a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel. Another option is a 6.4-liter V-8, and the new Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid uses a “2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine, two electric motors and a high-voltage battery pack.” Jeep’s body-on-frame design continues along with all other off-road enhancements.
Jeep’s Gladiator is the best midsize truck of the year
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It’s clear that the Jeep Gladiator pleases everyday drivers and experts, which is why it took home the SEMA award for Midsize Truck of the Year. Jeep built the Gladiator from the ground up to make it a capable off-road truck. Equipped with either a 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 or a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel engine, buyers can choose what makes the most sense.
What else distinguishes the Jeep Gladiator? A versatile truck bed, body-on-frame design, five-link front and rear suspension system, solid axles and electronic lockers. Buyers can also order the Gladiator with a six-speed manual transmission, one of the few trucks to offer that option.
Stellantis says the Jeep Gladiator is made to keep up with an active lifestyle, “offering an open-air driving experience in a design that is unmistakably Jeep.”
the dodge the challenger and Ram 1500 also impressed the judges
Also from the Stellantis brand, the Dodge Challenger was voted Car of the Year by SEMA judges. More specifically, the Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock impressed the judges with its 807 factory horsepower. That’s just one version in a sea of Dodge Challengers mentioned.
SEMA also honored the Ram Truck brand for its efforts as an independent trucking division. There’s a Ram truck for everyone from Ram 1500, 2500/3500 Heavy Duty, 3500/4500/5500 Chassis Cab and ProMaster.
If you’re in Las Vegas for SEMA this week, don’t miss the Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Gladiator celebrations. Jeep, Ram and Dodge have tons of concept vehicles and builds for people in the industry to see at the show.
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