Nearly 90 media from across the country traveled to Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, May 24 – 26 to participate in the 2022 Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA) Spring Rally.
Rain and cold weather didn’t stop the media from test driving nearly 60 vehicles on a variety of surfaces: the famed Road America race track, a challenging off-road course and beautiful Wisconsin roads.
Stellantis represented 13 of those 60 vehicles, with 2022 model year vehicles from Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep® and Ram on hand for the media to drive.
Additionally, the Jeep brand served as the exclusive sponsor of the off-road course, where media had a blast driving five Jeep vehicles and one Ram TRX on the muddy course.
This year’s rally also marked the introduction of five new awards to recognize vehicles across a wider range of categories, including vehicles that are not new or redesigned.
“MAMA members have strong opinions, so we decided to give them another opportunity to express themselves with the MAMA’s Favorite awards,” said Harvey Briggs, MAMA president. “This diverse group of winners highlights the broad background and varied interests of our membership.”
Members chose their “favorite” candidates in each category from the vehicles available to drive at the rally, with several vehicles from Stellantis collecting the following honors:
MAMA’s Favorite Off-Roader:Gold: 2022 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 Xtreme Recon; Silver: 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4xe; Bronze: 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk 4xe
MAMA’s Favorite Street Vehicle: Bronze: 2022 Chrysler Pacifica Pinnacle Hybrid
MAMA’s Favorite Luxury Vehicle: Silver: 2022 Grand Wagoneer
Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe also is in the running for the MAMA Family Vehicle of the Year award, which will be announced at the 2023 Chicago Auto Show in February.