By SEMA Editors
SEMA announced its Vehicles of The Year ahead of the official start of the SEMA Show. Left to right: Tim Martin, SEMA chairman of the board; Pat McArdle, RZR product planning director; Chris Kersting, SEMA president and CEO; Mark Bosanac, head of Mopar; Ian Avilla, Audi senior manager, accessories and collection; Tim Herrick, GM vice president, global product programs; Hugh Milne, marketing manager, Silverado; Todd Hoevener, Ford director, advanced strategy and planning; Mike Spagnola, SEMA vice president of OEM and product development programs; and Wade Kawasaki, SEMA immediate past chairman/secretary.
SEMA Show exhibitors voted on the vehicles that represent the best business opportunities for the aftermarket in five categories. The announcement was made Monday, November 4, before the first day of the 2019 SEMA Show.
The winners included:
- SEMA Car of the Year: Ford Mustang
- SEMA Truck of the Year: Chevrolet Silverado
- SEMA 4x4/SUV of the Year: Jeep Wrangler
- SEMA Sport Compact of the Year: Audi RS 3
- SEMA Powersports Vehicle of the Year: Polaris RZR
“The SEMA Show is where the newest and most innovative aftermarket products are seen first,” said Mike Spagnola, SEMA vice president of OEM and product development. “SEMA Show exhibitors are the innovators and experts who drive the $45 billion industry. Knowing what they believe are the best vehicles for accessorization helps to forecast trends.”