The 2020 Jeep Gladiator Wins at the ‘Topless in Miami’ Competition

June 4th, 2019 by

FCA vehicles came away with two victories at the annual Southern Automotive Media Association (SAMA) “Topless in Miami Presented by Haartz” panoramic sunroof and convertible competition in its ninth year. The Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio, the 2019 version, won the Panoramic Utility Vehicle award, and the 2020 Jeep Gladiator earned the Best Truck award. It’s the third successive win for Alfa Romeo at Topless in Miami as it also won Premium Panoramic category in 2018 and 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Ti won the Affordable Panoramic class.

2020 Jeep Gladiator

The 2020 Jeep Gladiator, is the most off-road capable midsize truck ever that is available, it builds on tough, dependable Jeep trucks with an unmatched combination of rugged utility, authentic Jeep design, open-air, exceptional versatility and functionality, and 4×4 payload and best-in-class towing. It comes available with three different powertrains and equipped with a versatile cargo box, and the Gladiator is built to handle an active lifestyle. It combines the traditional Jeep attributes with strong truck identities; the Jeep Gladiator is a unique vehicle with its capability of taking its cargo and passengers anywhere.

The technology features, are Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and the safety features available are Rear Cross Path Detection and Blind-spot Monitoring, Forward Collision Warning-Plus, and adaptive cruise control. The Gladiator models have a badge which indicates that the vehicle is designed to perform in a variety of challenging off-road conditions; the five key consumer-oriented performance categories are water fording, articulation, traction, ground clearance, and maneuverability. The Gladiator Rubicon models come with signature red tow hooks, Rock-Trac 4×4 system, which features two-speed transfer case  which offers a 4:1 low-range gear ratio, Tru-Lok electric front- and rear-axle lockers, front and rear heavy-duty Dana 44 axles, segment-exclusive electronic sway bar disconnect, cab and bedrock rails with standard 33-inch Falken Wildpeak All-Terrain off-road tires.

2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio  

The Stelvio Quadrifoglio brings an exhilarating driving experience, world-class performance, and seductive Italian style to the premium midsize SUV division. Stelvio’s has available dual-pane panoramic sunroof which brings in natural light throughout the cabin and provides its occupants with a taste of open-air driving and with the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio took on the challenge by creating the perfect mix of design, high performance, and capability. The Stelvio Quadrifoglio has a Nürburgring lap time of 7:51.7 and its best-in-class of 0-60 mph time of 3.6 seconds and it’s one of the fastest SUVs in the world.

“The Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio continues to impress our members as it truly embodies the South Florida lifestyle with its gorgeous Italian design and world-class performance,” said SAMA President Paul Borden. “With this being Alfa Romeo’s third consecutive win for the brand and second in a row for the Stelvio QV, we continue to see how panoramic utility vehicles can genuinely be more amazing than people expect.

“Our members especially enjoyed driving the all-new 2020 Jeep Gladiator, which combines pickup truck and Jeep attributes along with the unique experience of open-air driving,” Borden added. “The Jeep Gladiator offers great functionality, versatility, and capability, making it the ultimate vehicle for any outdoor, open-air adventure.”  


SAMA (Southern Automotive Media Association) is a firm of automotive journalists, representatives of media organizations, corporate communications specialists, marketing and advertising representatives. These are the auto manufacturers that are related to South Florida’s automotive industry. It is based in Miami, it was established in March of 2007 and has grown considerably to include over 140 members from around the South and country.


FCA US LLC is a North American automaker that is based in Auburn Hills, Michigan. It manufactures, designs, and sells vehicles under Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, FIAT,  Ram, and Alfa Romeo brands, also the SRT performance designation. The Company also issues Alfa Romeo and Mopar accessories and parts. FCA US is taking cues from its historic foundations of Chrysler Corp., which was established in 1925 by industry Walter P. Chrysler and Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino (FIAT), founded in Italy in 1899 by entrepreneurs, including Giovanni Agnelli.

FCA US is a part of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV family. FCA is an international automotive group listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “FCAU”. On the Mercato Telematico Azionario is under the symbol “FCA.”

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