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SEMA Show’s ‘Hottest Vehicles’ to Contend for SEMA Award

Vehicle models that are expected to have a significant presence at the 2011 SEMA Show have been named as contenders for the 2011 SEMA Award. The coveted award recognizes the industry’s hottest vehicle platforms by tallying every booth vehicle at the show, then naming the most prominent models as SEMA Award winners in four categories: Hottest Car, Hottest Truck, Hottest 4×4-SUV and Hottest Sport Compact.

"The SEMA Award contenders were named based on a number of key factors," said Chris Kersting, SEMA president and CEO. "These vehicles have all proven themselves as noteworthy and most likely to be in the running for this year’s SEMA Award."

While the exhibitors are the ones who will ultimately determine the winners, several vehicles are expected to have a significant presence at the show based on factors such as the support the automaker has demonstrated to the SEMA industry, preregistrations of the show’s feature vehicles, involvement in one or more SEMA OEM collaboration programs, coverage in enthusiast publications and more. The contenders for the 2011 SEMA Award are:

Hottest Car:
• Chevrolet Camaro
• Chevrolet Malibu
• Chrysler 300
• Dodge Challenger
• Ford Mustang
• Kia Soul
• Lexus CT 200h
• Mazda5

Hottest Truck:
• Chevrolet Silverado
• Chevrolet Tahoe
• Ford Transit Connect
• Ford F-Series
• GMC Canyon
• GMC Sierra
• RAM
• Toyota Tacoma
• Toyota Tundra

Hottest 4×4-SUV:
• Dodge Durango
• Dodge Journey
• Ford Explorer
• Hyundai Santa Fe
• Jeep Grand Cherokee
• Jeep Wrangler
• Kia Sportage
• Toyota RAV4
• Toyota FJ Cruiser

Hottest Sport Compact:
• Chevrolet Cruze
• Chevrolet Sonic
• Ford Fiesta
• Ford Focus
• FIAT 500
• Honda Civic
• Honda CRZ
• Hyundai Veloster
• Lexus IS
• Mazda2
• Scion iQ
• Scion tC
• Subaru Impreza

Owners of the contender vehicles will have an opportunity to have their vehicles showcased at the 2011 SEMA Show through the SEMA Award Contender Contest. Details regarding the contest are available at www.sema.org/semaaward.

The SEMA Award winners will be announced on the first day of the 2011 SEMA Show, Tuesday, November 1, 2011, in Las Vegas.

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