The Ram 1500 EcoDiesel has been awarded the Best Pickup Truck of 2020 by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC).
“This great news for Ram also comes on the heels of the brand achieving its second-best sales year on record for 2019, demonstrating that our commitment to building award-winning trucks is well received by Canadians,” said Reid Bigland, FCA Canada President and CEO.
The 2020 Ram 1500 is the no-compromise benchmark for durability, technology, efficiency and convenience with features never before offered in a pickup. For 2020, the Ram 1500 becomes North America’s most powerful half-ton diesel pickup with 480 lb.-ft. of torque and most capable light-duty diesel, with towing capability up to 5,697 kg (12,560 lb.).
AJAC is a long-running and respected national association of automotive journalists who test drive and report on new vehicles in various media outlets across the country. The annual Car and Utility Vehicle of the Year Awards program is an integral part of the association, providing consumers with expert advice and data to inform their vehicle buying decision.
The nation’s top automotive journalists were able to vote on every vehicle available to Canadian consumers, taking into account all aspects ranging from safety features to cargo space. Journalists also voted at AJAC’s annual Test Fest, a multi-day event allowing media to test different vehicles back to back and cast their votes.
The winner of each of AJAC’s 14 categories, including the Ram 1500, are now eligible to be named 2020 Canadian Car of the Year or 2020 Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year, with those overall titles announced at the Canadian International AutoShow in Toronto, February 13th, 2020.