MotorTrend introduced Monday that the all-electric Rivian R1T has been named the its 2022 truck of the yr.
MotorTrend on Monday named the all-electric Rivian R1T the publication’s 2022 truck of the yr, beating out different pickups from Ford Motor, Common Motors and Hyundai Motor.
The distinguished title and accompanying “Golden Caliper” award are extremely sought by automakers globally yearly. They’re used to advertise automobiles in promoting and are seen as third-party validation of a brand new automobile.
MotorTrend known as the R1T, which is the primary mass-produced electrical truck within the U.S., “essentially the most outstanding pickup truck we have ever pushed,” in a launch saying the award.
“Rivian re-examined what a contemporary pickup may very well be and the result’s essentially the most outstanding truck MotorTrend has ever pushed, making it arguably the worthiest recipient of the ‘Golden Calipers’ in latest historical past,” the discharge stated.
MotorTrend stated the Rivian R1T excelled in every of its six key standards: security, effectivity, worth, development in design, engineering excellence, and efficiency of supposed operate.
Different finalists for MotorTrend’s truck of the yr have been the Ford Maverick, GMC Hummer EV and Hyundai Santa Cruz.
MotorTrend’s truck of the yr follows the publication naming the Lucid Air its automotive of the yr and the Genesis GV70 as its SUV of the yr.
“As the primary all-electric pickup truck to market, the R1T manages to realize all of this with out offending historic truck-buyer sensibilities. For these causes and extra, MotorTrend is honored to call the Rivian R1T our 2022 Truck of the Yr,” Ed Loh, MotorTrend group head of editorial, stated in a press release.