The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) announced its Best New Products Award winners Oct. 30 at the 2018 SEMA Show.
These awards are given to the most innovative and cutting-edge automotive aftermarket products that will be consumable in 2019.
SEMA’s annual New Product Awards competition recognizes outstanding achievements in the development of products being introduced to the automotive specialty-equipment market at the SEMA Show. Products are judged in 16 award categories, and each category has one winner and two runners-up.
Nearly 3,000 products were entered into the 16 different Showcase categories to be considered for a SEMA New Product Award this year. Winners were selected based on a variety of factors that included superiority of innovation, technical achievement, quality and workmanship, consumer appeal and marketability, and more.
The New Product Award Winners are:
Collision Repair & Refinish Product
Winner: ITW Evercoat, OPTEX Color Changing Body Filler and Putty
Runner Up: Bonding Solutions, Like90 Gun Cleaner
Runner Up: Scangrip, NOVA-UV S
Engineered New Product
Winner: Flaming River Industries Inc., VDOG variable angle gear
Runner Up: Holley/MSD, Racepak CL2 OBD2 & EFI Cloud/Mobile Based Data System
Runner Up: QA1, MOD Series Shock
Exterior Accessory Product
Winner: Lund International, AVS Aeroskin LightShield Hood Protector
Runner Up: ORACLE Lighting, ORACLE Lighting Vector Series Grill for the Jeep Wrangler JL
Runner Up: Steelcraft, Stubby Jeep Bumper
Interior Accessory Product
Winner: Speed Dawg Shift Knobs, Dodge Drag Pack 1320 Racing Stripe Shift Knob
Runner Up: Lock'er Down Security Products, EXxtreme Console Safe
Runner Up: Intellitronix, 1967-1972 Chevy Truck Direct Replacement Analog Gauge Cluster
Winner: Dee Zee Inc., Rotary Running Board Display
Runner Up: Putco, Tec Rail POP Display
Runner Up: Cooper Tire, Discoverer AT3 360 Interactive Display
Mobile Electronics Product
Winner: AAC, Trigger 4 Plus
Runner Up: Kicker, KEY 180.4
Runner Up: Daystar Products, Daystar GMRS Radio Kit for JK Wrangler
Off-Road/4-Wheel Drive Product
Winner: Rancho/DynoMax, Rancho JL Wrangler Sport Suspension System
Runner Up: Rock-Slide Engineering, Next Generation Step Slider
Runner Up: BODYGUARD, 18+ Jeep JL Full Width Front Bumper