Rivian R1T named MotorTrend’s truck of the year

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


MotorTrend on Monday named the all-electric powered Rivian R1T the publication’s 2022 truck of the yr, beating out other pickups from Ford Motor, Standard Motors and Hyundai Motor.

The prestigious title and accompanying “Golden Caliper” award are hugely sought by automakers globally each calendar year. They are made use of to advertise vehicles in promotion and are considered as 3rd-party validation of a new car or truck.

MotorTrend named the R1T, which is the to start with mass-manufactured electric powered truck in the U.S., “the most amazing pickup truck we have ever pushed,” in a release announcing the award.

“Rivian re-examined what a modern day pickup could be and the result is the most extraordinary truck MotorTrend has ever driven, generating it arguably the worthiest recipient of the ‘Golden Calipers’ in modern historical past,” the launch mentioned.

MotorTrend claimed the Rivian R1T excelled in each of its six important requirements: protection, performance, worth, improvement in layout, engineering excellence, and efficiency of supposed operate.

Other finalists for MotorTrend’s truck of the 12 months have been the Ford Maverick, GMC Hummer EV and Hyundai Santa Cruz.

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

“As the very first all-electric powered pickup truck to current market, the R1T manages to reach all of this without having offending historic truck-buyer sensibilities. For these factors and additional, MotorTrend is honored to name the Rivian R1T our 2022 Truck of the Yr,” Ed Loh, MotorTrend group head of editorial, said in a assertion.