Chrysler Blog – Two Chrysler Group Vehicles Honored by Winding Road Magazine
In case you didn’t know, this is awards season for the entertainment industry – the Golden Globes were handed out last weekend, and the Academy Award nominations will be announced Tuesday – and it appears awards season also extends to the auto industry. Two of Chrysler Group LLC’s latest products have received major recognition from a high-octane publication and its online outlet.
The all-new 2012 Jeep® Grand Cherokee SRT8® and the new 2012 Dodge Charger earned Winding Road’s “Best Car of the Year Awards,” an annual honor that recognizes the best driver’s vehicles in the market.
“SRT and Dodge are two brands that stand to make 2012 a banner year for driving enthusiasts,” said Seyth Miersma, Editor-In-Chief – Winding Road. “The 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 manages to be one of the most brutally fast and easy-to-live-with super-SUVs we’ve ever tested. Meanwhile, the 2012 Dodge Charger offers more in terms of style, performance, and space than most of the vanilla-flavored competition could dream of. With completely different form factors, price points and audiences, the commonality between these two Best Cars is the way in which they can make their drivers grin.”
Winner of “Best Utility Award,” the all-new 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8® offers a unique blend of head-turning SRT performance with legendary Jeep capability and utility, luxury and refinement, and innovative advanced technologies. It’s the most powerful Jeep vehicle ever with all-new 6.4-liter HEMI® V-8 that delivers 470 horsepower and 465 lb.-ft. of torque. A new active valve exhaust system allows standard Fuel Saver Technology to engage over a wider rpm range for a 13-percent improvement in highway fuel efficiency and a 450-mile range.
Earning the “Best Everyman Sedan Award,” the 2012 Dodge Charger delivers world-class levels of quietness and handling performance, state-of-the-art technologies and premium materials once limited to elite European sport sedans.
Winding Road publishes daily automotive and lifestyle content at http://www.windingroad.com, and stunning monthly content via its award-winning digital magazine. The editorial staff reviews hundreds of vehicles each year and compiles the industry’s only Involvement Index, as well as the Winding Road Comfort Index, every month.