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Appearance Accessories and Maintenance Solutions From the 2016 SEMA Show

Appearance New ProductsAssembled here are the restyling and car-care products from the New Products Showcase at the 2016 SEMA Show. It’s a steadily growing Show section and was up in net square footage 13% from 2015. Product categories you’ll find within the segment are interior and exterior appearance and styling enhancements, car-care maintenance, replacement parts and general accessories.

Powersports New Products

PowersportsThe powersports niche is currently demonstrating fantastic growth, both in sales figures and product offerings. Categories like the UTV market are leading the charge, increasing total unit sales each year and expanding product lines to accommodate an eager consumer base. Reflecting this notion, 2017 SEMA Show data demonstrates that the Powersports category is on track to record double-digit growth in total booth space from last year’s Show. The following pages feature the product entries in the power-sports category from the 2016 SEMA Show New Products Showcase.

Product and Catalog Showcase

SpectreAdvanced Measurement Systems (AMS) introduces Spectre™—which certifies the accuracy of your measurements! This patented laser-measuring system features 4X/second calibration verification and industry’s smallest, most powerful scanner. Simultaneous laser tracking of multiple measurement points provides dynamic, accurate 3D measurements. True Angle dual-axis tilt sensor compensates for out-of-level laser/vehicle positions.

Mobile Electronics New Products

BoostrResponsible for keeping us connected and safe on the road, mobile electronics new products are leading the charge into the automotive future. The 2016 SEMA Show was well represented with mobile electronics products from across the globe, focusing on driver safety, vehicle information and much more. In total, the category covered nearly 50,000 sq. ft. of exhibitor space, an increase from 2015. The following is a collection of mobile electronics new products from the 2016 SEMA Show.

Hot-Rod Products

Hot Rod Alley at the SEMA Show includes a mix of street rod, custom car and street-performance products and services pertaining to everything from classic ’30s vehicles to ‘70s musclecars and beyond. This diverse category showed growth for the third consecutive year at the SEMA Show. For 2016, the number of companies exhibiting in the hot rod segment grew 2% and occupied 4% more square footage on the Show floor than in the prior year.

Truck, SUV and Off-Roading Offerings

Rip Dark LEDThere’s good news for the truck, SUV and off-roading segments. Current SEMA research shows the aftermarket trend lines for all three categories rising. Certainly the renewed strength of these markets was demonstrated at the recent 2016 SEMA Show, where manufacturers introduced an impressive 567 fresh truck, SUV and off-road parts and accessories into the New Products Showcase.

Racing and Performance Products

Ross Racing PistonEach year, the SEMA Show is the gathering place for hundreds of exhibitors in the racing and performance markets. In 2016, Racing & Performance sprawled across more than 270,000 net square feet in the Central Hall, Racing Annex and Performance Pavilion. In addition, exhibitors entered nearly 1,000 racing and performance parts and accessories in the New Products Showcase. We’ve gathered the entries here, along with some comments from a few member-company representatives about where they anticipate future growth. Take a lap through these innovative offerings from some of the industry’s leading manufacturers.

2016 Tire-Segment Products

Tire MatThe SEMA Show is home each year to the Global Tire Expo (GTE), put on by the Tire Industry Association. The GTE is a centrally located display of the latest in tire and tire-related products, featured in the South Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The other major display of tire new products is the New Products Showcase, located in the convention center’s Skybridge. The following pages contain many of the tire and tire-related products that were displayed at the 2016 SEMA Show.

Wheel-Category New Products

R716 WheelWheels are one of the foundational elements of any car due to their importance in performance, style and functionality. The wheel segment is constantly evolving—propelled forward by advancements in usable materials and the need to address worldwide competition. Carbon fiber and magnesium are being used to increase strength and durability while also reducing unsprung weight and adding new stylistic touches. The following pages showcase the new designs and innovations within the 2016 Wheels & Accessories new products at the 2016 SEMA Show.

2016 SEMA New Product Awards

2016 SEMA Show New ProductsEvery year, the New Products Showcase serves as a resource for manufacturers to advertise their latest and greatest innovations. One of the top SEMA Show attractions for buyers and media alike, it’s no surprise that the number of entries this year surpassed 3,000 in 16 categories ranging from street-performance, racing and off-roading to mobile-electronics, interior and exterior products.

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