SEMA Truck of the Year: Ford F-Series (Photos by Jay Sicht)SEMA 4x4/SUV of the Year: Jeep WranglerSEMA Car of the Year: Ford MustangSEMA Powersports Vehicle of the Year: Polaris RZR Turbo S

SEMA announces top trending vehicles of the year in five categories

Ford Mustang, F-Series, Focus, Jeep Wrangler and Polaris RZR Turbo S named 2018 SEMA Award winners

Las Vegas—The top trending vehicle models in five categories were announced at the 2018 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Selected by manufacturing exhibitors, the SEMA Vehicle of the Year award winners are:

• 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


Voted on by SEMA Show exhibitors, the SEMA Award winners represent the cars, trucks and SUVs that aftermarket manufacturers are investing in and developing products and accessories for.

With three SEMA Award winning vehicles this year, Ford continues a long history of collaboration with the aftermarket community. The automaker was among the first to participate in the Tech Transfer Program and provide advance details to aftermarket manufacturers for product development.

The Jeep Wrangler, which remains the reigning SEMA 4x4/SUV of the Year winner, has also been a favorite of the aftermarket community. The vehicle provides outstanding options for everyday driving or for off-roading.

New this year is the Powersports Vehicle of the Year, presented to Polaris for the RZR XP Turbo S.

“As the powersports segment becomes more and more popular, the Polaris RZR XP Turbo S is a great new vehicle for enthusiasts to discover the thrill and excitement of off-roading,” said SEMA President and CEO Chris Kersting. “We’re pleased to present the first-ever SEMA Powersports Vehicle of the Year award to Polaris for the RZR.”

The SEMA Vehicle of the Year Awards heighten awareness for aftermarket products, and it is an example of the industry’s partnership between automakers and aftermarket manufacturers. The exhibitors who select the award winners are manufacturers of products designed to improve performance, safety and convenience, as well as those that enhance appearance and comfort.

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