The Rocky Mountain region is known for its scenic mountains, fours seasons and in the car industry, high altitude winding roads. It is also home to the Denver Auto Show, which as we reported yesterday opened to many people waiting to get their first glimpse at 2011 model cars, concept cars and even some classics. The Denver Auto Show is also where the Rocky Mountain Auto Press (RMAP) awards their outstanding car awards. This year was no exception and the winners could be a surprise to some in the four different categories.

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The Outstanding Car awards cover the categories of: Outstanding Car for 2010, Outstanding Truck for 2010, Outstanding SUV for 2010 and Outstanding Environmentally Friendly Vehicle for 2010. Last year, you might remember that the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Clean Diesel won the environmentally friendly award from RMAP (more here). So who are the winners this year, let’s check it out.

 

  • Rocky Mountain Automotive Press Outstanding Car for 2010—Buick LaCrosse AWD
  • Rocky Mountain Automotive Press Outstanding Truck for 2010—Dodge Ram 3500
  • Rocky Mountain Automotive Press Outstanding SUV for 2010—Volvo XC60
  • Rocky Mountain Automotive Press Outstanding Environmentally Friendly Vehicle for 2010—Ford Fusion Hybrid

Thank you to all the RMAP members that voted on the Outstanding Car Awards and to The Colorado Automobile Dealers Association (CADA) for giving RMAP the venue to present the awards. Be sure to go see the entire award winning cars at the 2010 Denver Auto Show. More information on the show can be found here.