LAS VEGAS — Stellantis N.V. was the big winner at SEMA 2022 in terms of best new vehicles for personalization, as judged by the Specialty Equipment Market Association.
Stellantis' Dodge, Jeep and Ram brands claimed four of the six vehicle categories, with Toyota Motor U.S.A. and Volkswagen of America claiming the other two.
The SEMA Awards are presented to exhibiting original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) annually to recognize auto makers for supporting the aftermarket with vehicle platforms that encourage customization.
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Categories and this year's winners are:
- Car of the year: Dodge Challenger
- Sport compact of the year: Toyota GR86
- 4x4/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," Warren Kosikov, SEMA vice president of sales, said.
"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."
Aftermarket manufacturers are investing more in the Dodge Challenger, Toyota GR86, Jeep Wrangler, Ram, Jeep Gladiator, and Volkswagen ID.4 than any other vehicle in their categories, SEMA said.