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’19 Chevy Camaro: The Camaro will get an extensive mid-cycle facelift for ’19.
’19 GMC Sierra 1500 All-Terrain: GMC will get its own version of the Silverado Trail Boss and, according to a source in the know, it may arrive under the All-Terrain nameplate.
Range Rover Evoque: Codenamed L551, the new Evoque will be built on an overhauled version of the current D8 architecture. Refinements to the underpinnings will focus on improving ride comfort.
Colorado—Emissions Inspection: A bill has been introduced to extend the emissions inspection cycle from two years to four years for ’82-and-newer model-year vehicles. It has been referred to the Senate Transportation Committee.
While the wunderkinds in artificial intelligence (AI) labs have been tantalizing us for years with talk of AI products for business, the first money-in-the-bank applications are starting to emerge—especially when it comes to email marketing. Essentially, email marketing appears destined to be infused with AI tools forevermore. And if the promises hold up, the marketer’s job of successfully targeting and closing on prime prospects is going to get a lot easier.
Industry news from SEMA-member companies, including Global Shop Solutions, Falken Tires, Edelbrock, Hubb Filters and Vortech Superchargers.
Among the most popular destinations at the SEMA Show, Hot Rod Alley is home to exhibitors who design and manufacture products intended to add reliability, performance and comfort to American classics. The hot-rod niche has seen significant growth in recent years, and it’s currently estimated to be a $1.26-billion industry, according to the Hot Rod Industry Alliance’s “2017 Biannual Report.” Gauging by the number of Hot Rod Alley exhibitors honored in the 2017 Global Media Awards, it’s also a category that’s gaining momentum worldwide.
Manufacturers of air intakes, superchargers, exhaust systems and other parts for diesel and late-model gasoline vehicles can now test for emissions compliance at the SEMA Garage following a recent renovation that included the addition of particulate matter measuring equipment. The remodel doubled the size of the installation center and increased the floor space of the emissions lab, allowing for more SEMA members to utilize the resources simultaneously.
The SEMA Show is the premier automotive aftermarket tradeshow, bringing together manufacturers of automotive parts and accessories with buyers from all over the world. Among those who gather at the exclusive event in Las Vegas are international journalists who are there to share with their readers the latest trends, new products and announcements from the Show. The publications below give a perspective on how international media portray the SEMA Show in their part of the world.
Among SEMA’s chief goals as a trade association is working to ensure the industry’s future, in part by expanding youth engagement programs. The goal is to interest young talent in car culture, and ultimately to fill a variety of emerging technological, skilled, creative and administrative positions. A number of those efforts also involve collaborating on initiatives conceived and operated by outside organizations, with SEMA serving as a catalyst.
In 1954, Wally Parks—who at the time was in charge of both the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) and Hot Rod—dispatched a small crew of men to cross the country. Their goal: Promote the relatively new sport of organized drag racing—the safe, NHRA way—by working with local car clubs to put on races. They towed a small travel trailer full of everything they’d need for the event, from timing equipment and a P.A. system to trophies.