SEMA announced the best new vehicles for personalization to kick off the annual SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 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
4×4/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.