Ford dominates ‘hottest’ car categories at SEMA Show

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Courtesy: Ford. The Ford Mustang has been a perennial favorite for the “hottest” awards at the SEMA Show. This year marks the fifth consecutive time it won a “hottest” award.

Three Fords, a Dodge and a Jeep were named the hottest vehicles at last week’s 2016 SEMA, or Specialty Equipment Market Association, Show. The world-renowned automotive trade show highlights new trends in the industry for both auto manufacturers and the aftermarket.

This was the second year in the history of the show that an automaker has received awards in three (out of five) categories:

  • Ford Focus: Hottest Hatch
  • Ford F-Series: Hottest Truck
  • Ford Mustang: Hottest Coupe

The “hottest” awards recognize the hottest-trending cars featured in the displays at the show, those which the auto industry believes are the most accessory-friendly. “The SEMA Show is the place where the newest and most innovative aftermarket products debut,” says SEMA president and CEO Chris Kersting. “And the SEMA Show exhibitors are the innovators and visionaries who help guide future trends in the industry.”

Held annually in Las Vegas, the 2016 SEMA Show featured more than 2,400 exhibiting companies that manufacture thousands of products designed to improve performance, safety and convenience, as well as those that enhance appearance and comfort.

The Ford Mustang is also one of the 7 best American muscle cars of all time. This is the fifth year in a row that it won a “hottest” award.

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Tara Baukus Mello writes the cars blog as well as the weekly Driving for Dollars column, providing both practical financial advice for consumers as well as insight into the latest developments in the automotive world. Follow her on Facebook here or on Twitter @SheDrives.