SEMA Show Highlights

2018 SEMA Award Winners Announced

By SEMA Editors

SEMA AwardFrom left, SEMA Award winners: Polaris President of Off-Road Vehicles Chris Musso; Ford Design Director North America Truck/SUV Craig Metros; SEMA President and CEO Chris Kersting; Director of Ford Performance Hermann Salenbauch; Global Body Product/SEMA Planning & Strategy Manager Scott Grandinett; and MOPAR Head of Parts & Service and Head of Passenger Car Brands, FCA–North America Steve Beahm.

The top trending vehicle models in five categories were announced on October, 29, one day prior to the official opening of the 2018 SEMA Show. Voted on by SEMA Show exhibitors, 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 4x4/SUV of the Year: Jeep Wrangler
  • SEMA Sport Compact of the Year: Ford Focus
  • SEMA Powersports Vehicle of the Year: Polaris RZR Turbo S

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 4x4/SUV of the Year winner, has also been a favorite of the aftermarket community. The vehicle provides outstanding options for everyday driving or for off-roading.

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

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