The all-new 2020 Jeep® Gladiator, the most capable midsize truck ever has been named the 2020 North American Truck of the Year by a panel of automotive experts. The award is unique and considered by many to be one of the world’s most prestigious based on its diverse mix of 50 automotive journalists from the United States and Canada who serve as the voting jurors.
The winners were announced at a news conference this morning at the TCF Center (formerly known as Cobo Hall) in Detroit.
“The Jeep Gladiator is not only the world’s most capable midsize pickup, but it’s also now the North American Truck of the Year as well,” said Jim Morrison, Head of Jeep Brand – FCA North America. “This honor is a testament to our customers who demand the very best and the Gladiator delivers with all of the 4×4 capability and versatility expected of a Jeep vehicle.”
The organization’s awards are independent and unique because instead of being given by a single publication, website, radio or television station, they are selected by a jury of automotive journalists representing diverse media outlets from the United States and Canada.
Jurors evaluate the finalists based on segment leadership, innovation, design, safety, handling, driver satisfaction and value for the dollar. The process, which started in June 2019 by determining a list of eligible vehicles, includes three rounds of voting.
This is the 26th year of the awards. Gladiator earns the North American Truck of the Year title in its debut year.