Coveted SEMA Award Voting Takes Place in September;
Winners Announced on SEMA Show Opening Day
DIAMOND BAR, CA – August 30, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – The Hottest New Vehicles of 2016 will be revealed Tuesday, November 1, on the opening day of the 2016 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The 2015 SEMA Award for Hottest Car for the Ford Mustang, Hottest Truck for the Ford F-Series and Hottest Sport Compact for the Ford Focus was presented by SEMA President and CEO Chris Kersting (left) to Global Director Ford Performance Dave Pericak (center). The SEMA Award for Hottest 4×4-SUV went to Jeep for the Jeep Wrangler, and was presented to Pietro Gorlier (right), head of MOPAR.
Chosen by exhibiting manufacturers, the SEMA Award will help guide consumers toward the hottest trending and most accessory-friendly vehicles on the market. As innovators, visionaries and trendsetters, exhibitors have the pulse on the industry and are on the forefront of today’s influential enthusiast car culture.
Each exhibitor will vote for the hottest vehicle in five categories: Hottest Coupe, Hottest Sedan, Hottest Truck, Hottest 4×4/SUV and Hottest Hatch. The top three finalists in each of the five SEMA Award categories will be announced in October. The actual winners will be announced at the Awards Breakfast on the morning of the opening day of the SEMA Show.
The SEMA Award not only creates awareness for aftermarket products, it is an example of SEMA’s commitment to both automakers and aftermarket manufacturers. SEMA continues to collaborate with automakers and aftermarket manufacturers to bring quality products to market. In addition to the annual Award, SEMA runs the SEMA Garage, measuring sessions and technology transfer for all manufacturers throughout the year.
For more information about the SEMA Awards and how automakers collaborate with the specialty equipment aftermarket industry, visit www.sema.org/semaaward.
About SEMA and the SEMA Show
The SEMA Show is a trade show produced by the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), a nonprofit trade association founded in 1963. Since the first SEMA Show debuted in 1967, the annual event has served as the leading venue bringing together manufacturers and buyers within the automotive specialty equipment industry. Products featured at the SEMA Show include those that enhance the styling, functionality, comfort, convenience and safety of cars and trucks. Additional details are available at www.SEMAShow.com or www.sema.org, 909/396-0289.
Source: Specialty Equipment Market Association