The Chrysler brand proved that it wasn’t our first rodeo at the annual Texas Auto Roundup, April 28-29, hosted by the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) in Fort Worth, Texas. At the event, a total of 47 journalists drove and evaluated 53 cars from various automobile manufacturers. After a day of vigorous driving at the Texas Motor Speedway, journalists voted on their favorites, and the 2013 Chrysler Town & Country as well as the 2013 Chrysler 300C John Varvatos Luxury Edition, were among seven Chrysler Group vehicles to receive awards.
The luxurious family-friendly 2013 Chrysler Town & Country was named the 2013 Minivan of Texas for the second consecutive year, while the pristine 2013 Chrysler 300C John Varvatos Luxury Edition was acknowledged for Best Interior.
“This year’s event was extremely competitive, with a number of very close votes,” said Michael Marrs, President – TAWA. “The volume of awards that Chrysler Group won demonstrates just how committed the Chrysler, Dodge, SRT and FIAT brands are to improving quality, design and capability. With 53 vehicle entries competing in 19 different categories, our members were clearly impressed with the Chrysler Group vehicle lineup.”
TAWA members gather every spring to evaluate the newest passenger cars, minivans and performance SUVs. The event provides Texas journalists the opportunity to drive nearly every new car on the market, ranging from subcompact vehicles to supercars.
This year’s awards continue the acknowledgement of Chrysler vehicles as Texas favorites, having been honored in the 2012 Auto Roundup competition with the following awards:
- Family Car of Texas for the 2012 Chrysler Town & Country
- Full-Size Luxury Car of Texas for the 2012 Chrysler 300 Luxury Series
- Minivan of Texas for the 2012 Chrysler Town & Country
After this year’s TAWA roundup, it became evident that when it comes to cars, Texans have big expectations; but then again, isn’t everything bigger in Texas?