SEMA Show's Hottest Vehicles to Contend for SEMA Award


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DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (Sept. 6, 2011) – Vehicle models that are
expected to have a significant presence at the 2011 SEMA Show have been named
as contenders for the 2011 SEMA Award. The coveted award recognizes the
industry's hottest vehicle platforms by tallying every booth vehicle at the Show,
then naming the most prominent models as SEMA Award winners in four categories:
Hottest Car, Hottest Truck, Hottest 4x4-SUV and Hottest Sport Compact.

"The SEMA Award
contenders were named based on a number of key factors," said Chris
Kersting, SEMA president and CEO. "These vehicles have all proven
themselves as noteworthy and most likely to be in the running for this year's
SEMA Award."

While the exhibitors are
the ones who will ultimately determine the winners, several vehicles are
expected to have a significance presence at the Show based on factors such as
the support the automaker has demonstrated to the SEMA industry,
preregistrations of the Show's feature vehicles, involvement in one or more
SEMA OEM collaboration programs, coverage in enthusiast publications and more.
The contenders for the 2011 SEMA Award are:

Hottest Car: 

  • Chevrolet
  • Chevrolet Malibu
  • Chrysler 300
  • Dodge Challenger
  • Ford Mustang
  • Kia Soul
  • Lexus CT 200h
  • Mazda5

Hottest Truck:

  • Chevrolet
  • Chevrolet Tahoe
  • Ford Transit Connect
  • Ford F-Series
  • GMC Canyon
  • GMC Sierra
  • RAM
  • Toyota Tacoma
  • Toyota Tundra

Hottest 4x4-SUV:

  • Dodge
  • Dodge Journey
  • Ford Explorer
  • Hyundai Santa Fe
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • Jeep Wrangler
  • Kia Sportage
  • Toyota RAV4
  • Toyota FJ Cruiser

Hottest Sport

  • Chevrolet
  • Chevrolet Sonic
  • Ford Fiesta
  • Ford Focus
  • FIAT 500
  • Honda Civic
  • Honda CRZ
  • Hyundai Veloster
  • Lexus IS
  • Mazda2
  • Scion iQ
  • Scion tC
  • Subaru Impreza

Owners of the contender
vehicles will have an opportunity to have their vehicles showcased at the 2011
SEMA Show through the SEMA Award Contender Contest. Details regarding the
contest are available at

The SEMA Award winners will
be announced on the first day of the 2011 SEMA Show, Tuesday, November 1, 2011,
in Las Vegas.

About SEMA and the

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

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