Rivian R1T Awarded 2022 MotorTrend Truck of the Year

Dec 13, 2021 By MarketDepth

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The Rivian (NASDAQ: RIVN) R1T was bestowed with the 2022 MotorTrend Truck of the Year Award by the publication on Monday. The company beat out other big name competitors such as Ford Motor, General Motors, and Hyundai Motor.


EV Fans are celebrating the win as a mid size truck from a startup electric manufacturer beat every other truck MotorTrend had tested. MotorTrend declared the model  “the most remarkable pickup truck” it has driven. 

“MotorTrend’s 2022 Truck of the Year announcement may be our most significant since 1949. The Rivian R1T is a monumental achievement and astonishes with a quality of design, engineering, materials, and technology unmatched in trucks today, while providing a driving experience like that of a high-performance luxury car. As the first all-electric pickup truck to market, the R1T manages to achieve all of this without offending historic truck-buyer sensibilities. For these reasons and more, MotorTrend is honored to name the Rivian R1T our 2022 Truck of the Year.”

MotorTrend Group Head of Editorial Ed Loh

According to MotorTrend, the Rivian R1T transcended six crucial standards: safety, efficiency, value, advancement in design, engineering excellence, and performance of intended function.

Founded in 1949

MotorTrend was originally founded in 1949 as a print magazine. However, it now runs cable and streaming video channels and claims to be the largest automotive media company in the world. The company’s annual “Of the Year ” awards, which began with its origin, are now highly praised by auto manufacturers.