LAS VEGAS — The SEMA Show will have a decidedly different look this year, as Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Co. — two of the show's largest exhibitors over the past decades — will not be present.
Ford and GM long have been the "anchors" of the largest exhibit hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center, but earlier this year the vehicle makers acknowledged they had opted out of exhibiting this year.
American Honda and Hyundai Motor America also will not be exhibiting this year, but representatives of Honda have told trade media the vehicle maker will be at the SEMA Show in some form.
With Ford, GM, Honda and Hyundai out, Stellantis N.V. becomes the show's largest vehicle maker exhibiting, with booths in the Central Hall for its Dodge brand and in the South Hall for its Mopar brand, which is marking its 85th year in business.
The only other vehicle makers exhibiting this year are Toyota Motor (Central Hall), Nissan North America (West Hall); and Volkswagen of America (North Hall).