Jeep Wrangler Earns 10th Consecutive SEMA ‘4×4/SUV of the Year’ Award
Collective Voice of the Industry – The SEMA Award
The Jeep® Wrangler has been named “4×4/SUV of the Year” for the 10th straight year at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas on Monday, Nov. 4, 2019. “We are proud and honored to win ‘4×4/SUV of the Year’ award for 10 years in a row, which is a testament not only to the staying power of the Jeep Wrangler, but also to the passion and creativity of the aftermarket community,” said Mark Bosanac, Head of Mopar Service, Parts and Customer Care, FCA – North America. (PRNewsfoto/FCA)
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, 4×4/SUVs, sedans, coupes, and hatches.
Attendees fill the Mopar stand at the 2019 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas on Nov. 5, 2019.
The winners of a SEMA Show exhibitor vote on the vehicles that represent the best business opportunities for the aftermarket in five categories were announced at the SEMA Vehicle Reveal, Monday, Nov. 4, the evening before the first day of the four-day SEMA Show.
The winners are:
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
“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 Award program creates awareness for aftermarket products and epitomizes the ongoing collaboration SEMA has with automakers and aftermarket manufacturers to bring quality products to market. SEMA also helps aftermarket manufacturers with product development through the SEMA Garage, measuring sessions, 3-D printing and technology transfer.
“Just as there are no limits when it comes to the capabilities of the Jeep Wrangler, the same could be said of the many options available to personalize the Jeep Wrangler,”added Mark Bosanac, Head of Mopar Service, Parts and Customer Care, FCA – North America. “We are proud and honored to win ‘4×4/SUV of the Year’ award for 10 years in a row, which is a testament not only to the staying power of the Jeep Wrangler, but also to the passion and creativity of the aftermarket community, which continues to select the Jeep Wrangler as a perfect canvas for customization.”
The SEMA Awards, launched in 2010, are the Show’s definitive Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) honors, shining a light on the hottest vehicles that showcase and launch aftermarket parts.
“It’s no surprise that SEMA Show exhibitors voted the Jeep Wrangler the 4×4/SUV of the Year,” said Chris Kersting, SEMA President and CEO. “With so many options available, the Jeep continues to be a favorite for personalization. Its versatility is limitless, appealing to daily drivers as well as off-roaders.”