By Della Domingo
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 4x4-SUV went to Jeep for the Jeep Wrangler, and was presented to Pietro Gorlier (right), head of MOPAR.
The Hottest New Vehicles of 2016 will be revealed Tuesday, November 1, on the opening day of the 2016 SEMA Show in Las Vegas.
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 4x4-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 SEMA Show’s opening day.
The SEMA Award not only creates awareness for aftermarket products, it is also 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 industry, visit www.sema.org/semaaward.