Industry news from SEMA-member companies, including Lubrication Specialties Inc., AudioControl, Covercraft and more.
2020 Toyota Tundra: Toyota is giving the Tundra a major refreshing for 2020 while preserving the 11-year-old cab from 2008.
2020 Ford Fiesta CUV: The new model will share the platform and the mechanics of the Fiesta hatch and will have to do battle with strong competition, including the Kia Stonic, the Seat Arona and the VW T-Cross.
2020 Ford Escape: The Escape should get power from Ford’s 1.5L Ecoboost three-cylinder as the volume engine, while the 2.0L Ecoboost four-cylinder will likely continue as the upscale engine offering.
Tom Gattuso has been named SEMA vice president of events and will have primary management responsibilities for the SEMA Show and other association events.
For the past several years, the SEMA Garage has successfully provided SEMA members with a wide range of rapid-prototype (3-D printed) materials, ranging from standard ABS plastic to high-performance ULTEM 9085.
Ford Explorer ST: The Explorer will get its first comprehensive redesign in nearly a decade, likely for the ’20 model year.
Porsche 911 Cabriolet: Visual upgrades are rather mild, with the 992 exterior being heavily based on the outgoing model.
Land Rover Defender: The prototype shows a wealth of design cues from the Defender, as well as a few from the Discovery and Range Rover families.
Industry news from SEMA-member companies, including Hunter Engineering, Nexen Tire, Cooper Standard and more.
Audi RS7: Under the hood, Audi’s ’19 RS7 Sportback is rumored to be equipped with an all-new twin-turbo 4.0L V8 gas burner.
’20 Ford Explorer: The Explorer gets its first comprehensive redesign in nearly a decade for the ’20 model year.
’20 RAM Power Wagon: Expect the Power Wagon to soldier on with its 410hp, 6.4L V8 mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.
Industry news from SEMA-member companies, including Martin & Co. Advertising, Coker Group, Permatex and Race Winning Brands Inc.
SEMA is now accepting applications for the 2019 SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund from students preparing for careers in the auto or auto-parts industries.
Toyota Supra Race Car: The specs for the two models to be shown at the Detroit Auto Show have been all but confirmed: 265 hp from a base 2.0L inline-four, and 340 hp from the inline-six engine.
Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison: The Colorado ZR2 Bison is a factory-spec truck with serious off-road capabilities. It features class-exclusive front and rear locking differentials and Multimatic DSSVTM dampers.
’20 RAM 2500 Tradesman: The new HD trucks are expected to ditch the crosshair grille—a hallmark of the vehicle since the mid-’80s. Other exterior styling runs parallel to the 1500 but in a more muscular fashion.