They came, they saw and the conquered. SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) has announced the 4 winners of their "Most Accessory-Friendly Awards." See if your next vehicle made the cut.
Every year, SEMA members and automakers get together to decide what new vehicle offers the most when it comes to customization. There are 4 different categories and each has slightly different requirements.
Cars : The 2008 Cadillac CTS
The 2008 Cadillac CTS represents the perfect union between performance and luxury. It comes with 3.6 liter V-6 in either a variable valve timing with port injection configuration or direct port injection. Transmission options include either a 6-speed automatic or a 6-speed manual. The manual only comes in rear-wheel drive but the automatic has an optional all-wheel drive setup.
SUV : 2008 Hummer H2
Although it looks the same as the 2007, the 2008 model has undergone a few changes. The most noticeable is the extra power, with numbers close the the 400 horsepower mark. The interior was also revamped to more accurately reflect a $55,000 to $60,000 SUV. SEMA announced the reason for winning was versatility. It can be modified into a Limo or an off-road machine.
Truck : 2008 Nissan Titan
The 2008 Titan is all about the aftermarket. Usually dominated the full-size buyers, the new Titan is showing that light-truck end of the spectrum is finally being recognized when it comes to modification. There are already quite a few products available for the 2008 Titan and the number continues to grow each day. The Titan comes with a 5.6 liter V8 that now cranks out 317 horsepower.
Hybrid : 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid
General Motors has installed their new 2-mode driving system on the 2008 Tahoe Hybrid. The system alternates between 4 and 8 cylinder operation depending on the power needs. While on the highway and in the 4 cylinder mode, the Tahoe can utilize an electric assist instead of engaging the additional 4 cylinders.
Each year the designs become more and more unique. Dozens of companies bring out their newest toys to introduce to the automotive world and take a shot a a SEMA trophy. Next year promises to be just as exciting and innovational. You should also be ready for a much more heated battle for the newest innovation in alternative energy.
Source : SEMA Show