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Best New Vehicles for Aftermarket Customization Announced

By Juan Torres

SEMA ShowAs experts and innovators in the automotive specialty-equipment industry, SEMA Show exhibitors have voted on the top trend-setting vehicles in the automotive aftermarket. The leading vehicles that represent the best business opportunities for the aftermarket are being considered for a SEMA Award in six categories.

Finalists for SEMA Awards (in alphabetical order):

SEMA Car of the Year

  • Nissan Z
  • Dodge Challenger

SEMA Mid-Size Truck of the Year

  • Jeep Gladiator
  • Toyota Tacoma

SEMA Full-Size Truck of the Year

  • RAM
  • Toyota Tundra

SEMA 4x4/SUV of the Year

  • Jeep Wrangler
  • Toyota 4Runner

SEMA Sport Compact of the Year

  • Toyota GR86
  • Volkswagen Golf GTI

SEMA Electric Vehicle of the Year

  • Nissan Ariya
  • Volkswagen ID.4

SEMA Show exhibitors choose to develop products for new vehicles that have wide consumer appeal, and for which they often collaborate with automakers through programs, such as SEMA Measuring Sessions and SEMA Tech Transfer. The SEMA Award finalists represent exhibiting automakers that support the aftermarket with accessory-friendly models based on their potential for customization.

The top-winning vehicle in each category will be announced during the SEMA Show Vehicle Reveal Monday, October 31, at 5:00 p.m., at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Held the evening before the opening of the SEMA Show, the Vehicle Reveal gives media and exhibitors a chance to get a sneak peek at some of the vehicles that will be on display during the week.

To learn more about the 2022 SEMA Show taking place November 1–4, in Las Vegas, visit