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The winners of the 2013 SEMA Awards have been announced, and, well, the group is identical to the winners of the 2012 Awards. The Ford Mustang was named Hottest Car, while the Scion FR-S earned honors for Hottest Sport Compact. In the heavy machinery classes, the Ford F-Series won Hottest Truck and the Jeep Wrangler captured the Hottest 4x4-SUV crown. All same as last year.

This is the fourth year the SEMA Awards have been handed out by the show's organizers. The Jeep and Ford have been undefeated in their SEMA categories since the inception of the Awards in 2010, while the Scion and Mustang each captured their second title this year.

Previous winners include the Chevrolet Camaro, which won the Hottest Car category in 2010 and 2011, and the Fiat 500, which captured the inaugural Hottest Sport Compact crown in 2011.

Unable to find an image that best represented the winning ways of these four vehicles, we went with another title the Mustang earned from us back in 2007. We crowned this particular 'Stang the Ugliest Mustang Ever, a title it has also held every year since we made it up.
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Hottest Car, Sport Compact, Truck And 4x4-SUV Announced At The 2013 SEMA Show
-- Ford Mustang, Scion FR-S, Ford F-Series and Jeep Wrangler Named 2013 SEMA Award Winners --

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- This year's SEMA Award for the top trending vehicle models in four categories were announced today at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. The Ford Mustang was named Hottest Car, the Scion FR-S took the Hottest Sport Compact honors, the Ford F-Series won Hottest Truck and the Jeep Wrangler received the Hottest 4x4-SUV award.

"The SEMA Show has always been the annual event where the newest and most innovative products are seen first," said Chris J. Kersting, SEMA president and CEO. "The SEMA Award celebrates the industry's unique ability to identify and set the trends that influence consumers worldwide."

The SEMA Award recognizes vehicle models that specialty-equipment manufacturers believe are the best platforms for accessorization and that showcase the year's coolest products. It also underscores the cooperative relationship between the automakers and SEMA-member companies.

"Now in its fourth year, the SEMA Award helps guide consumers toward the hottest-trending and most accessory friendly vehicles on the market," added Kersting.

"Our SEMA Show exhibitors are industry visionaries who determine the winners of the SEMA Award. The booth space is a ballot and the vehicles they choose to showcase in their booths are a vote. The most prominent models in each category are the winners."

The 2013 SEMA Show features more than 2400 exhibiting companies that manufacture thousands of products designed to improve performance, safety and convenience, as well as those that enhance appearance and comfort. While products are available for every make and model, exhibitors are investing more in the Ford Mustang, Scion FR-S, Ford F-Series, and Jeep Wrangler than any other vehicles. Consumers, therefore, can expect to find great specialty products for accessorizing these vehicles.

To learn more about the SEMA Award winners and the products that are available for them, visit www.sema.org/semaaward.

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      Timothy Tibbetts
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'd like to take that Mustang to Pep Boys and see if there are any more plastic crap I can put on it.
      • 1 Year Ago
      Dear God my eyes... The goggles, they do nothing!
      • 1 Year Ago
      I would rather have a stock V6 convertible automatic
      • 1 Year Ago
      From the offerings at SEMA, it seems the whole effort is wasted and irrelevant for 99.9999% of the consumers.
      Patrick F
      • 1 Year Ago
      This thing is butt-ugly. But no surprise that it was built by a meat head with no eye for what looks good. Where are those Mazda 6s??
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wow what a good looking car. I love the fake intakes they look really nice. Fake intakes just really look good on any car and they most certainly belong on mustangs, because most mustangs do have fake intakes and putting bigger ones on must mean you have an extraordinary large penis; plus 500 hp each.
      • 1 Year Ago
      Bich Evans, sounds about right.
      • 1 Year Ago
      How imaginative!!
      MTU 5.0
      • 1 Year Ago
      Poor choice of "modifications" to represent the Mustang. Geeze, what, no Mustang II available?
      • 1 Year Ago
      one ugly mustang :/
      • 1 Year Ago
      thats what every mustang looks like to me
        Stirling Matheson
        • 1 Year Ago
        The price of quality eyeglasses has gone down in recent years due to internet companies. FYI
      • 1 Year Ago
      That's because sema is the same show as last year and the year before that and the year before that and the year before that and the year before that.... Sema is all hype, I stopped going in 2005.
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