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SEMA 2018—Ford Mustang and F-150 Collect SEMA Vehicle of the Year Awards

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The top trending vehicle models in five categories were announced today at the 2018 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, NV. Selected by manufacturing exhibitors of the world’s premier automotive trade show, the SEMA Vehicle of the Year award winners are:

  • SEMA Car of the Year: Ford Mustang
  • SEMA Truck of the Year: Ford F-Series
  • SEMA 4×4/SUV of the Year: Jeep Wrangler
  • SEMA Sport Compact of the Year: Ford Focus
  • SEMA Powersports Vehicle of the Year: Polaris RZR Turbo S

Voted on by SEMA Show exhibitors, the SEMA Award winners represent the cars, trucks and SUVs that aftermarket manufacturers are investing in and developing products and accessories for. Consumers can be confident knowing that these vehicles have an array of options for customization.

With three SEMA Award winning vehicles this year, Ford continues a long history of collaboration with the aftermarket community. The automaker was among the first to participate in the Tech Transfer Program and provide advance details to aftermarket manufacturers for product development.

The Jeep Wrangler, which remains the reigning SEMA 4×4/SUV of the Year winner, has also been a favorite of the aftermarket community. The vehicle provides outstanding options for every day driving or for off-roading.

New this year is the Powersports Vehicle of the Year, presented to Polaris for the RZR XP Turbo S.

“As the powersports segment becomes more and more popular, the Polaris RZR XP Turbo S is a great new vehicle for enthusiasts to discover the thrill and excitement of off-roading,” said SEMA President and CEO Chris Kersting. “We’re pleased to present the first-ever SEMA Powersports Vehicle of the Year award to Polaris for the RZR.”

The SEMA Vehicle of the Year Awards heighten awareness for aftermarket products, and it is an example of the industry’s partnership between automakers and aftermarket manufacturers. The exhibitors who select the award winners are manufacturers of products designed to improve performance, safety and convenience, as well as those that enhance appearance and comfort.

To learn more about the SEMA Award winners and the products that are available for them, 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.


Mike Galimi
Mike Galimi is the Director of Content & Marketing at ProMedia Publishing and Events with nearly 20 years of experience in motorsport writing and photography.
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