MotorTrend introduced Monday that the all-electric Rivian R1T has been named the its 2022 truck of the 12 months.
The celebrated title and accompanying “Golden Caliper” award are extremely sought by automakers globally yearly. They’re used to advertise autos in promoting and are considered as third-party validation of a brand new automobile.
MotorTrend referred to as the R1T, which is the first mass-produced electric truck within the U.S., “probably the most outstanding pickup truck we have ever pushed,” in a launch asserting the award.
“Rivian re-examined what a contemporary pickup might be and the result’s probably the most outstanding truck MotorTrend has ever pushed, making it arguably the worthiest recipient of the ‘Golden Calipers’ in current 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 meant perform.
Different finalists for MotorTrend’s truck of the 12 months had been the Ford Maverick, GMC Hummer EV and Hyundai Santa Cruz.
MotorTrend’s truck of the 12 months follows the publication naming the Lucid Air its automotive of the 12 months and the Genesis GV70 as its SUV of the 12 months.
“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 12 months,” Ed Loh, MotorTrend group head of editorial, stated in a press release.