Jeep Wrangler Earns Ninth Consecutive SEMA ‘4×4/SUV of the Year’ Award

Jeep® Wrangler

Las Vegas : For the ninth consecutive year, Jeep® Wrangler is celebrating “4×4/SUV of the Year” honors at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas, following announcement of the 2018 award winners at the SEMA Vehicle Reveal event held outside of the Las Vegas Convention Center on Monday evening, October 29. Jeep® Wrangler remains the only vehicle to earn the trophy since the 2010 launch of the SEMA Awards. Wrangler earned its customization crown in recognition as the most accessory-friendly vehicle in its class, as voted on by SEMA Show exhibitors.

“The Jeep® Wrangler continues to lead the way in the customization world following the Mopar brand’s introduction late last year of more than 200 Jeep Performance Parts and accessories,” said Steve Beahm, Head of Parts &Service (Mopar) and Passenger Car Brands, FCA – North America. “When it comes to personalization, Jeep® Wrangler is a star of our portfolio and it just keeps getting hotter.”

For the second consecutive year, the Ram 1500 pickup was recognized as one of three finalists in the SEMA “Truck of the Year” class, while Dodge Challenger earned finalist honors in the SEMA “Car of the Year” category. The SEMA Awards, launched in 2010, are the SEMA Show’s definitive Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) award, shining alight on the hottest vehicles that showcase and launch aftermarket parts.

“Once again, the Jeep® Wrangler is voted as a favorite from the aftermarket community, with more exhibitors choosing the Jeep Wrangler as the SEMA ‘4×4/SUV of the Year,’ ” said SEMA President and CEO Chris Kersting. “Whether drivers are accessorizing the Jeep for off-roading or for everyday driving, there are outstanding options available for Jeep® owners.”

The Mopar brand’s 15,345-square-foot display at the SEMA Show, scheduled for October 30–November 2, will feature customized versions of the SEMA award winner and finalists, including four Jeep vehicles transformed with Jeep Performance Parts and accessories and two Mopar-modified Ram 1500 pickups, the trail-themed Ram 1500 Rebel and the street- styled Ram 1500 Big Horn “LowDown.”

The drag-oriented, street-legal, 392 HEMI® V-8 engine-powered 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 will also be featured, as well as NHRA racer Leah Pritchett’s Mopar Dodge Challenger Drag Pak car, which she drove to the 2018 NHRA Factory Stock Showdown World Championship.

About Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) designs, engineers, manufactures, distributes and sells vehicles under the Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Fiat Professional, Jeep, Lancia, Ram, SRT brands as well as luxury cars under the Maseratibrands.

FCA also operates in the components sector, through Magneti Marelli and Teksid, and in the production systems sector, through Comau, and in after-sales services and products under the Mopar brand name. In addition, the Group provides retail and dealer finance, leasing and rental services in support of the car business through subsidiaries, joint ventures and commercial agreements with specialized financing servicesproviders.

FCA is an international auto group engaged in industrial activities in the automotive sector through companies located in 40 countries and has commercial relationships with customers in approximately 150 countries.

About Mopar

Mopar (a simple contraction of the words MOtor and PARts) is the service, parts and customer-care brand for FCA vehicles around the globe. Born in 1937 as the name of a line of antifreeze products, the Mopar brand has evolved over more than 80 years to represent both complete care and authentic performance for owners and enthusiasts worldwide.

Mopar made its mark in the 1960s during the muscle-car era, with Mopar Performance Parts to enhance speed and handling for both road and racing use, and expanded to include technical service and customer support. Today, the Mopar brand’s global reach distributes more than 500,000 parts and accessories in over 150 markets around the world. With more than 50 parts distribution centers and 25 customer contact centers globally, Mopar integrates service, parts and customer-care operations in order to enhance customer and dealer support worldwide.

Mopar is the source for genuine parts and accessories for all FCA US LLC vehicle brands. Mopar parts are engineered together with the same teams that create factory-authorized specifications for FCA vehicles, offering a direct connection that no other aftermarket parts company can provide. Complete information on the Mopar brand is available at www.mopar.com.

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