Industry news from SEMA-member companies, including Global Shop Solutions, Falken Tires, Edelbrock, Hubb Filters and Vortech Superchargers.
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.
Porsche 911 Turbo: The car retains turbocharged engines under the rear trunk, powering either the “regular” Turbo or the Turbo S.
’19 Fiat 500X: Expect new bumpers and lamp units front and rear, and a new eight-speed automatic may replace the troublesome nine-speed.
Kia Sorento Diesel Mule: The Sorento should be powered by the same 2.2L turbodiesel four-cylinder found in the recently debuted Hyundai Santa Fe.
Industry news from SEMA-member companies, including Crower Cams, Advanced Clutch Technology, Falken Tires, VP Racing Fuels Inc., and Race Winning Brands.
The following candidates are vying for seats on the SEMA Board of Directors.
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.
Industry news from SEMA-member companies, including Motovicity Distribution, Warn Industries, Power Automedia and Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation (AACF).
It’s time to begin planning for the 2018 SEMA Show. Exhibitors can reserve booth space now at www.SEMAShow.com/buyabooth. The reservation deadline for priority space selection is March 30, with assignments taking place in May.
’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.
Industry news from SEMA-member companies, including Lumileds, VP Racing Fuels, Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels and Turn 14 Distribution.