Rivian R1T named MotorTrend’s truck of the year

MotorTrend declared Monday that the all-electrical Rivian R1T has been named the its 2022 truck of the year.


MotorTrend on Monday named the all-electrical Rivian R1T the publication’s 2022 truck of the 12 months, beating out other pickups from Ford Motor, General Motors and Hyundai Motor.

The prestigious title and accompanying “Golden Caliper” award are very sought by automakers globally each calendar year. They are employed to promote motor vehicles in advertising and marketing and are considered as 3rd-party validation of a new car.

MotorTrend called the R1T, which is the to start with mass-produced electric powered truck in the U.S., “the most outstanding pickup truck we’ve ever driven,” in a launch saying the award.

“Rivian re-examined what a modern day pickup could be and the result is the most remarkable truck MotorTrend has ever driven, producing it arguably the worthiest recipient of the ‘Golden Calipers’ in recent background,” the launch said.

MotorTrend reported the Rivian R1T excelled in each of its six crucial standards: security, effectiveness, price, advancement in layout, engineering excellence, and functionality of supposed functionality.

Other finalists for MotorTrend’s truck of the calendar year had been the Ford Maverick, GMC Hummer EV and Hyundai Santa Cruz.

MotorTrend’s truck of the year follows the publication naming the Lucid Air its automobile of the yr and the Genesis GV70 as its SUV of the 12 months.

“As the very first all-electric pickup truck to current market, the R1T manages to obtain all of this without offending historic truck-purchaser sensibilities. For these motives and more, MotorTrend is honored to title the Rivian R1T our 2022 Truck of the Calendar year,” Ed Loh, MotorTrend group head of editorial, stated in a statement.