SEMA Announced its Vehicles of the Year

And the winners are…

Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Silverado, Jeep Wrangler, Audi RS 3 and Polaris RZR named 2019 SEMA award winners.

SEMA Show exhibitors voted on the vehicles that represent the best business opportunities for the aftermarket in five categories. The announcement was made at the SEMA Vehicle Reveal, on Monday, November 4, the evening before the first day of the four-day SEMA Show.

SEMA announced its Vehicles of the Year the evening before the official start of the 2019 SEMA Show.

From left to right pictured above: Tim Martin, SEMA Chairman of the Board; Pat McArdle, RZR Product Planning Director; Chris Kersting, SEMA President and CEO; Mark Bosanac, Head of Mopar; Ian Avilla, Audi Senior Manager Accessories & Collection; Tim Herrick, GM Vice President Global Product Programs; Hugh Milne, Marketing Manager, Silverado; Todd Hoevener, Ford Director, Advanced Strategy & Planning; Mike Spagnola, SEMA VP of OEM and Product Development Programs; Wade Kawasaki, SEMA Immediate Past Chairman/Secretary.

Winners are the following:

SEMA Car of the Year: Ford Mustang
SEMA Truck of the Year: Chevrolet Silverado
SEMA 4×4/SUV of the Year: Jeep Wrangler
SEMA Sport Compact of the Year: Audi RS 3
SEMA Powersports Vehicle of the Year: Polaris RZR Pro XP Ultimate

“The SEMA Show is where the newest and most innovative aftermarket products are seen first,” said Mike Spagnola, SEMA VP of OEM & Product Development. “SEMA Show exhibitors are the innovators and experts who drive the $45 billion industry. Knowing what they believe are the best vehicles for accessorization helps to forecast trends.”

The SEMA Awards create awareness for aftermarket products and epitomize the ongoing collaboration SEMA has with automakers and aftermarket manufacturers to bring quality products to market. Check out this video of some of the cool stuff we found on the opening day of 2019 SEMA:

Day One Recap at 2019 SEMA Show


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