By SEMA Editors
Pietro Gorlier (center left), head of parts and service for MOPAR FCA-Global, and Judy Curran (center right), Ford director for engineering, planning and strategy, accept their SEMA Awards from SEMA executive leadership for the 2016 SEMA Show’s hottest-trending vehicles across several categories. Awards went to the Ford Mustang as the Hottest Coupe, the Dodge Charger as the Hottest Sedan, the Ford Focus as the Hottest Hatch, the Jeep Wrangler as the hottest 4x4-SUV, and the Ford F-Series as the Hottest Truck.
Voting for the SEMA Award closes October 1. SEMA manufacturing members exhibiting at the 2017 SEMA Show were sent an email earlier this month with an invitation and details to vote for the SEMA Award. As industry experts, SEMA Show exhibitors are encouraged to vote for the vehicles that best showcase their products. SEMA Award winners are today’s most popular vehicles upgraded with the best product offerings from all segments of the specialty-equipment market. The collaboration between specialty-equipment manufacturers and OEMs is a powerful combination that results in vehicles that showcase the latest in driving technology, performance and style.
Introduced in 2010, the SEMA Award recognizes the Show’s hottest vehicles in five categories:
The top three finalists in each of the five SEMA Award categories will be announced in October. The award will be presented during the SEMA Show’s New Products Breakfast, taking place on the 2017 Show's opening day, Tuesday, October 31.
The SEMA Award is open to all participating OEMs at the SEMA Show. Eligible vehicles must be current or next model year to be considered. This award is for new vehicles only. Understanding that certain vehicles capture our hearts more than others, a panel of aftermarket industry experts narrows the wide selection of vehicles down to a defined group of popularly accessorized “SEMA Award Nominees.”
Complete information is available at www.sema.org/semaaward.