SEMA eNews Vol. 16, No. 45, November 7, 2013

Ford Mustang, Scion FR-S, Ford F-Series and Jeep Wrangler Named 2013 SEMA Award Winners

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The SEMA Award recognizes the hottest trending vehicle models as top platforms for specialty equipment and accessories. The 2013 winners are the Ford Mustang (Hottest Car), Scion FR-S (Hottest Sport Compact), Ford F-Series (Hottest Truck) and Jeep Wrangler (Hottest 4X4-SUV). Pictured from left: SEMA President and CEO Chris Kersting; SEMA’s immediate-past Chairman Scooter Brothers; Steve Hatanaka, Scion auto shows and events manager; John Felice, Ford vice president of marketing, sales and service; Pietro Gorlier, Mopar president and CEO; SEMA Chairman Nate Shelton; and SEMA Chair-elect Doug Evans.
  

This year's SEMA Award for the top trending vehicle models in four categories were presented during the 2013 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. The Ford Mustang was named Hottest Car, the Scion FR-S took the Hottest Sport Compact honors, the Ford F-Series won Hottest Truck and the Jeep Wrangler received the Hottest 4x4-SUV award.

SEMA Show exhibitors chose the Ford Mustang, Ford F-Series, Scion FR-S and Jeep Wrangler as the winners of the 2013 SEMA Award. Presented in four categories—Hottest Car, Hottest Truck, Hottest Sport Compact Car and Hottest 4X4/SUV—the SEMA Award recognizes vehicle models that specialty-equipment manufacturers believe are the best platforms for accessorization and that showcase the year’s coolest products.

"The SEMA Show has always been the annual event where the newest and most innovative products are seen first," said Chris J. Kersting, SEMA president and CEO. "The SEMA Award celebrates the industry's unique ability to identify and set the trends that influence consumers worldwide."

The SEMA Award recognizes vehicle models that specialty-equipment manufacturers believe are the best platforms for accessorization and that showcase the year's coolest products. It also underscores the cooperative relationship between the automakers and SEMA-member companies.

"Now in its fourth year, the SEMA Award helps guide consumers toward the hottest-trending and most accessory friendly vehicles on the market," added Kersting. "Our SEMA Show exhibitors are industry visionaries who determine the winners of the SEMA Award. The booth space is a ballot and the vehicles they choose to showcase in their booths are a vote. The most prominent models in each category are the winners."

The 2013 SEMA Show features more than 2400 exhibiting companies that manufacture thousands of products designed to improve performance, safety and convenience, as well as those that enhance appearance and comfort. While products are available for every make and model, exhibitors are investing more in the Ford Mustang, Scion FR-S, Ford F-Series and Jeep Wrangler than any other vehicles. Consumers, therefore, can expect to find great specialty products for accessorizing these vehicles.

To learn more about the SEMA Award winners and the products that are available for them, visit www.sema.org/semaaward.

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