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2013 Cadillac ATS and Ram 1500 Named North American Car and Truck of the Year

The 2013 Cadillac ATS and Ram 1500 just received top honors at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show. The Cadillac ATS received the North American Car of the Year award, while the Ram 1500 pickup received the North American Truck/Utility of the Year award. The decision was decided by a panel of 49 journalists.

"This is a very meaningful honor for the entire Cadillac team, especially the men and women who build the ATS in Lansing, Michigan, and our dedicated and talented designers and engineers," said Bob Ferguson, GM vice president, global Cadillac. "A car like ATS is the result of incredible commitment and focus. That's the only method for creating a great performing luxury car."


"For the Ram Truck Brand, this ranks as one of the proudest days in our history," said Fred Diaz, President and CEO - Ram Truck Brand and Chrysler de Mexico, Chrysler Group LLC. "Every truck-maker aspires to win the North American Truck/Utility of the Year. I tip my hat to the folks who worked behind the scenes to make the 2013 Ram 1500 a technological triumph.

"In no other truck will you find Ram's incredible combination of best-in-class fuel efficiency - 25 miles per gallon -- Pentastar and HEMI engines matched to TorqueFlite 8-speed transmissions, air suspension. Uconnect Access and 12 fuel-saving technologies that have raised the bar in the fullsize pickup segment."

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