The only aluminum pickup has won over the Lone Star state.
The 2015 Ford F-150 was named Truck of Texas by at the annual Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) Truck Rodeo this week. The F-150’s aluminum body also took home the title for Best Technology at the event, which was coincidentally sponsored by the Steel Market Development Institute. Texas tops the U.S. in pickup sales, and thefts too.
TAWA hands out 25 awards covering just about every class of truck and utility. Chrysler won nine with its Jeep brand went five for five categories, the Grand Cherokee taking home the SUV of Texas title.
The new Lincoln MKC was crowned the CUV (Crossover Utility Vehicle) of Texas, and also top luxury CUV, while GM’s Chevy Tahoe and GMC Yukon Denali won the Fullsize SUV and Fullsize Luxury SUV categories, respectively.
Here is the full list of winners from the event:
Truck of Texas: 2015 Ford F-150
SUV of Texas: 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee
CUV of Texas: 2015 Lincoln MKC
Truck Line of Texas: Ford
Compact CUV: 2015 Honda CR-V Touring
Midsize CUV: 2015 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium
Fullsize CUV: 2015 Kia Sedona SX
Luxury CUV: 2015 Lincoln MKC
Compact SUV: 2015 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk
Midsize SUV: 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4x4
Fullsize SUV: 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe 4WD
Compact Luxury SUV: 2015 Range Rover Evoque 5-Door
Midsize Luxury SUV: 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit EcoDiesel 4x4
Fullsize Luxury SUV: 2015 GMC Yukon Denali
Off-Road SUV: 2015 Jeep Wrangler
Midsize Pickup Truck: 2015 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab
Fullsize Pickup Truck: 2015 Ford F-150 King Ranch
Luxury Pickup Truck: 2015 Ford F-150 Platinum
Heavy Duty Pickup Truck: 2015 Ram 2500 Laramie Longhorn
Off-Road Pickup Truck: 2015 Ram Power Wagon
Commercial Vehicle: 2015 Ford Transit 250
Best Powertrain: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' 3.0-liter V6 EcoDiesel Engine
Best Connectivity: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' Uconnect Access
Best Technology: 2015 Ford F-150 King Ranch aluminum body