New Products

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.

A First Look at the 2016 SEMA Show’s New Products

New Products ShowcaseAttendee feedback consistently indicates that buyers’ top priority at the SEMA Show is to find new products. Each year, the New Products Showcase makes this goal achievable by gathering more than 3,000 new and featured products in one place. Located in the Skybridge between Central and South Halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center, the Showcase includes products from every section represented at the trade show. All registration data for 2016 points to a bigger and more innovative Show than ever before, making it even more important to include the New Products Showcase in your strategy for the week. Here’s a look at some of the products you’ll see there in November.

Restoration New Products and Trends

Impala Seat TracksAccording to the 2015 SEMA Market Research Report, the restoration product niche totaled more than $1.4 billion in sales in 2014. The niche has been on a steady market recovery since the 2008 recession, showing strong signs of improvement each year. The following is a compendium of the products that will help extend growth in future years from the 2015 SEMA Show.

Outfit Your Workspace

132 Piece Tool CaseThe Tools & Equipment section was one of the most-visited destinations in the North Hall at the 2015 SEMA Show. More than 200 exhibitors displayed products, including specialized tools and equipment, uniforms and other supplies. Additionally, close to 200 products were entered into the 2015 New Products Showcase. You’ll find those entries here for your perusal—all designed to up the efficiency of your next project.

Restyling & Car Care Accessories

Metal Polishing KitThe Collision Repair and Refinish category of the 2015 New Products Showcase featured 125 product entries, up 44% from the 2014 Show. Exhibitors introduced specialized tools, the latest equipment and innovative supplies for technicians to use in professional paint and body shops, many of which were developed to help repair shops cope with the ongoing move to low VOC repair methods. On the following pages, we’ve assembled a listing of Collision Repair & Refinish new products from the new Products Showcase of the 2015 SEMA Show.

Collision Repair & Refinish New Products

Glasurit Color Advance BoostersThe Collision Repair and Refinish category of the 2015 New Products Showcase featured 125 product entries, up 44% from the 2014 Show. Exhibitors introduced specialized tools, the latest equipment and innovative supplies for technicians to use in professional paint and body shops, many of which were developed to help repair shops cope with the ongoing move to low VOC repair methods. On the following pages, we’ve assembled a listing of Collision Repair & Refinish new products from the new Products Showcase of the 2015 SEMA Show.

Powersports Parts and Accessories

Special Force SeriesIn the Upper South Hall at the 2015 SEMA Show, buyers could find a space dedicated to the powersports niche of the specialty-equipment market. The term “powersports” encompasses a wide range of recreational activities, providing parts and accessories for motorcycles, ATVs, UTVs, side-by-sides and scooters, used both on the road and off pavement.

New Products

Heavy Duty Clutch KitsAdvanced Clutch Technology (ACT) released heavy-duty clutch kits for ’13–’15 Ford Focus ST, ’06–’14 VW 2.0L Turbo, ’02–’05 VW 2.8L six-speed, ’04 VW R32 3.2L and ’00–’06 VW 1.8L Turbo applications. While each of the kits is engineered for the specific make and model, they all include a heavy-duty pressure plate, a choice of street or race disc, a concentric slave cylinder with release bearing, and an alignment tool.

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