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Land Rover Defender Mule: It is expected that the Defender will utilize parts from other Land Rover vehicles and be built alongside other cars from the range.

’19 GMC Sierra 1500: The Sierra will get a major redo for 2019, with a significant revision that keeps some conservative construction methods but adds new technology and refinement. 

Jeep Renegade: The Renegade will receive modifications to the bumpers, grille, headlights, taillights and a slight update to the cabin and dash.

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Industry news from SEMA-member companies, including Motovicity Distribution, Warn Industries, Power Automedia and Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation (AACF).

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’19 Chevrolet Silverado 1500: GM is expected to make radical changes to its fullsize pickups in the form of aluminum-intensive construction to shed weight and improve efficiency.

’19 Ford Ranger XLT: It is now confirmed that the XLT will receive its own unique grille (following in the footsteps of the F-150 lineup).

’19 RAM: Continuing with the steel body for the RAM 1500 is a break from Ford’s pattern for weight savings on a fullsize truck.

’19 Jeep Scrambler Pickup: The truck is expected to be based on the long-wheelbase Wrangler Unlimited platform, with similar front-end styling and traditional Jeep styling toward the rear.

Scholarship Applications Due March 1

SEMA is now accepting applications for awards from the 2018 SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund for students preparing for careers in the auto or auto-parts industries. New this year, high-school and part-time students can apply for scholarships. The change is part of an effort by SEMA’s Scholarship Committee to start students down the automotive path and support their efforts at an earlier stage.

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RAM Power Wagon: The HD-based Power Wagon will get another facelift before it moves to the new platform introduced by the upcoming 1500.

Porsche 911 Turbo: The new 911 Turbo will get a straighter front skirt and front edge to the hood.

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Chevy ZR2 Utility Truck: This appears to be an additional prototype for the Chevrolet Colorado utility truck.

’18 Roush Mustang Stage 2: The Mustang’s 5.0L V8 received a boost up to 460 hp, so it’s fair to assume that this Stage 2 Roush version will jump from ’17’s 435 and possibly approach 500.

’18 Nissan GT-R Nismo: The new Nismo is going to receive upgraded brakes and additional air outlets above the front wheels, which would improve aerodynamics.

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