Recently introduced at the 2010 New York Auto Show and ready to launch later this year, the 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon offers performance enthusiasts yet another opportunity to accessorize.
Super-tuned versions of popular enthusiast cars, including the Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR-X, are still potentially strong sellers despite the current economic state.
Demonstrating the specialty-equipment industry's growing global reach,
international buyer and attendee attendance continues to climb. Hailing
from 140 countries and U.S. territories, 2009 SEMA Show international
attendees increased to 25%, a 5% rise from 2008, according Hedges &
Named Most Accessory-Friendly Vehicle at the 2009 SEMA Show for the
second straight year by SEMA members, the Chevrolet Camaro has also been awarded the
2010 World Car Design of the Year at the New York International Auto
Good news for the automotive aftermarket: recent market research shows
the industry growing between three and four percent in 2010 and beyond.
At the 2009 SEMA Show, 57% of American buyers in attendance had been in business 11 years or longer—a five percent increase from 2008.
It may seem like an empty buzzword, but 68% of your industry peers are using social media to connect with customers, suppliers and competitors. Can you afford to ignore it?
Four, it turns out, is the magic number.
That’s the amount, in dollars, that 72% of auto enthusiasts will have to
start paying for a gallon of gas before seriously considering the
purchase of an alternative fuel vehicle.
Street performance isn't just about straightline speed anymore. Most enthusiasts today favor a balanced approach to power, handling and braking.
The February version of SEMA’s Consumer Demand Index is now available at www.sema.org/research/padi.
The index this month rose to 35, up four points from January 2010.
Overall, 9% of respondents indicated that they have plans to purchase
specialty-equipment products sometime in the next three months.