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Midwest Automotive Media Association Selects 2015 Chrysler 200 as Family Vehicle of the Year

Midwest Automotive Media Association Selects 2015 Chrysler 200 as Family Vehicle of the Year


MEDIA INFORMATION

Contact: Mark Bilek
Senior Director of Communications and Technology
Chicago Automobile Trade Association
Office: (630) 424-6082
Cell: (847) 652-0632
Email: mbilek@drivechicago.com


Contact: Jennifer Morand
Director of Public Relations and Social Media
Chicago Automobile Trade Association
Office: (630) 424-6084
Cell: (630) 391-1986
Email: jmorand@drivechicago.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CHICAGO (Feb. 12, 2015) – The 2015 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview kicked off with the Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA) breakfast. MAMA President Patrick Olsen presented Fiat Chrysler Automobiles with the 2015 Family Vehicle of the Year award for the Chrysler 200.

The Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA), a nonprofit group of automotive journalists and public relations professionals, developed the award to help the consumer make a wise buy when it’s time to shop for a family vehicle.

“We are delighted that the new Chrysler 200 has been chosen 'Family Vehicle of the Year' by the Midwest Automotive Media Association,” said Al Gardner, president and CEO, Chrysler Brand - FCA US LLC. “The 2015 Chrysler 200 was developed to be the benchmark for mid-size sedans with a timeless, elegant design; clever functionality; a standard nine-speed automatic transmission; a class-leading available all-wheel-drive system; 60 safety and security features and a host of new technology drivers and passengers will value. It is a sedan that drivers will be proud to own, at a value they will appreciate.”

To qualify for the award, vehicles had to have four doors, start at less than $50,000, appear at one of MAMA’s two annual rallies, and be new or significantly updated within a year of the 2014 Spring Rally, which took place last May.

For its fifth annual Family Vehicle of the Year award, MAMA selected three finalists – the 2015 Subaru Outback and the 2015 Volkswagen Golf were the runners-up.

“We know how important it is, and how difficult it can be, to pick the right family car,” said Patrick Olsen, MAMA President. “This award helps give consumers a chance to see the car that nearly a hundred automotive journalists – many with families themselves -- selected as the best choice for families in 2015.”

To watch complete coverage of the 2015 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview press conferences, please visit http://www.ustream.tv/channel/chicago-auto-show-2011. The manufacturer press conferences are also available at www.youtube.com/chicagoautoshow. For more information about the Chicago Auto Show, please visit www.chicagoautoshow.com.
 

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About The Chicago Automobile Trade Association

Founded in 1904, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association is the nation’s oldest and largest metropolitan dealer organization. It is comprised of more than 400 franchised new-car dealers and an additional 150 allied members. The group’s dealer members employ about 19,000 people in the metropolitan area. The association has produced the world famous Chicago Auto Show since 1935. For more information please visit CATA.info.

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