THE
SEMA
AWARD

SEMA Members represent the front line of today's influential enthusiast car culture. When it comes to knowing what trends to follow and which cars will ignite our passion, who better to ask than the thousands of manufacturing members who bet their businesses on recognizing the hottest new trucks, 4x4/SUVs, sedans, coupes, and hatches.


THE SEMA AWARD REPRESENTS THE COLLECTIVE VOICE OF THE INDUSTRY

2018 AWARD WINNERS

SEMA Car of the Year
Ford Mustang

SEMA Truck of the Year
Ford F-Series

SEMA 4x4/SUV of the Year
Jeep Wrangler

SEMA Sport Compact of the Year
Ford Focus

SEMA Powersports Vehicle of the Year
Polaris RZR Turbo S

2018 ELIGIBILITY:


New 2018 and 2019 cars, truck, 4x4/SUVs, Sport Compacts and Powersport vehicles.

  • Trophies will be awarded in five categories.

  • OEM exhibitors may participate.

  • The SEMA Award taps into our exhibitor community's unique ability to identify the hottest new vehicles and trends that shape the current and future customized car landscape.

  • Launched in 2010, the SEMA Award has become the SEMA Show's definitive OEM award – shining a light on the hottest vehicles that showcase and launch new aftermarket parts.

Frequently Asked Questions


Which vehicles are eligible to win the SEMA Award?

The SEMA Award is open to all participating OEMs at the SEMA Show. Eligible vehicles must be current or next model year to be considered. This award is for new vehicles only. Understanding that certain vehicles capture our hearts more than others, a panel of aftermarket industry experts narrows the wide selection of vehicles down to a defined group of popularly accessorized “SEMA Award Nominees.” From this list, the aftermarket community will select the SEMA Award winner in each of five key categories:

  • Cars
  • Trucks
  • Sport Compacts
  • 4x4/SUV
  • Powersports


Who can participate?

The SEMA Award is open to all participating large volume OEMs at the SEMA Show.


How do I cast my vote for the Hottest vehicles?

Each exhibiting manufacturer at the SEMA Show has one vote in each of the five categories. Vote wisely! Vote for the vehicles that represent the greatest opportunity for your business. Vote for the vehicles that best showcase your product potential. Vote for the vehicles that most excite your customers. You will receive an email with an embedded invitation. Only SEMA exhibiting manufacturers may vote. Follow the link, confirm your contact information is correct and simply select your winners in each category. It’s that simple. Voting opens August and concludes October 1st.


When do I find out who won?

In early October, SEMA will announce the top three finalist in each of the five SEMA Award categories. The actual winners will be announced at the Monday Night Reveal the night before the SEMA Show opens.


When can I vote?

Voting opens in Sept and concludes Oct. 1.




2017 AWARD WINNERS

Hottest Truck
Ford F-Series

Hottest SUV/4x4
Jeep Wrangler

Hottest Sedan
Cadillac CTS-V

Hottest Coupe
Chevrolet Camaro

Hottest Hatch
Ford Focus



2016 AWARD WINNERS

Hottest Truck
Ford F-Series

Hottest SUV/4x4
Jeep Wrangler

Hottest Sedan
Dodge Charger

Hottest Coupe
Ford Mustang

Hottest Hatch
Ford Focus

2015 AWARD WINNERS

Hottest Car
Ford Mustang

Hottest Truck
Ford F-Series

Hottest 4x4/SUV
Jeep Wrangler

Hottest Sport Compact
Ford Focus

Staff
Contact
Information

Warren Kosikov
Senior Director, OEM Relations
909-978-6665
warrenk@sema.org

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