-- Automakers recognized for supporting aftermarket and developing accessory-friendly vehicles --
LAS VEGAS (Oct. 31, 2022) – SEMA announced the best new vehicles for personalization at the annual SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nev. The prestigious SEMA Awards are presented to exhibiting original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) annually to recognize automakers for supporting the aftermarket with vehicle platforms that encourage customization.
With a new category this year for electric vehicles, the SEMA Awards are voted on by exhibiting manufacturers in six categories. Categories and this year’s winners are:
Car of the Year: Dodge Challenger
Sport Compact of the Year: Toyota GR86
4x4/SUV of the Year: Jeep Wrangler
Full-size Truck of the Year: Ram
Mid-Size Truck of the Year: Jeep Gladiator
Electric Vehicle of the Year: Volkswagen ID.4
“The SEMA Award recognizes the hottest new vehicles on the market that offer the greatest opportunities for customization,” said Warren Kosikov, SEMA vice president of sales. “SEMA Award-winning vehicles are setting worldwide trends in the automotive enthusiast industry. The 2022 SEMA Show will have on many of the SEMA Award winning vehicles, each customized in its unique way.”
The SEMA Awards were presented to automakers during the SEMA Show Monday Reveal, where media and exhibitors get a sneak peek at some of the vehicles debuting at the 2022 trade-only event. As the four-day SEMA Show opens, the business-to-business trade show features thousands of uniquely modified project vehicles.
Aftermarket manufacturers are investing more in the Dodge Challenger, Toyota GR86, Jeep Wrangler, Ram, Jeep Gladiator, and Volkswagen ID.4 than any other vehicle in their categories. Consumers can expect to find greater options for accessorizing these vehicles. The SEMA Show is the place to see latest trending products and hottest vehicles.
To learn more about the SEMA Show and the vehicles and products debuting at the event, visit www.semashow.com.
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 performance, styling, functionality, comfort, convenience and safety of cars and trucks. Additional details are available at www.semashow.com or www.sema.org, 909/396-0289.