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Finalists for SEMA award announced


DIAMOND BAR, CA – SEMA Show exhibitors have cast their votes and selected the finalists for the SEMA Award, an honor presented to the hottest trending and most accessory-friendly vehicles on the market. The winners will be revealed on Tuesday, November 1, the opening day of the 2016 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Every SEMA Show exhibitor was able to cast a vote in this year’s SEMA Award process.

“When it comes to knowing what trends are emerging and which cars will ignite our passion, SEMA’s manufacturer members have the pulse of the enthusiast nation,” said Chris Kersting, SEMA president and CEO. “Who better to ask than the thousands of SEMA manufacturers who bet their businesses on recognizing the hottest new and upcoming vehicles?”

This year’s awards will be presented in five categories including: Hottest Coupe, Hottest Sedan, Hottest Truck, Hottest 4x4/SUV and Hottest Hatch. The top three finalists in each category are:

Hottest Coupe

  • Chevy Camaro
  • Chevy Corvette
  • Ford Mustang

Hottest Sedan

  • BMW 3-Series
  • Cadillac CTS
  • Dodge Charger

Hottest Truck

  • Chevy Silverado
  • Ford F-Series
  • RAM

Hottest 4x4/SUV

  • Cadillac Escalade
  • Jeep Wrangler
  • Toyota 4Runner

Hottest Hatch

  • Fiat 500
  • Ford Focus
  • Mini

The SEMA Award not only creates awareness for aftermarket products, it is an example of SEMA’s commitment to both automakers and aftermarket manufacturers. SEMA continues to collaborate with automakers and aftermarket manufacturers to bring quality products to market. In addition to the annual Award, SEMA runs the SEMA Garage, measuring sessions and technology transfer to help manufacturers with product development throughout the year.

Winners will be announced on November 1, 2016 at the SEMA Show.

About SEMA and the SEMA Show


The SEMA Show is a trade show produced by the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), a nonprofit trade association founded in 1963. Since the first SEMA Show debuted in 1967, the annual event has served as the leading venue bringing together manufacturers and buyers within the automotive specialty equipment industry. Products featured at the SEMA Show include those that enhance the styling, functionality, comfort, convenience and safety of cars and trucks. Additional details are available at or, 909/396-0289.

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