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[Photos] Ford Snags Three Hottest at SEMA Awards for Second Straight Year

[Photos] Ford Snags Three Hottest at SEMA Awards for Second Straight Year

For a second year in a row, Ford walked out of Sin City with a trio of trophies from the SEMA Show. The Ford Mustang was named the Hottest Coupe, Focus was named Hottest Hatch, and Ford F-Series was named the Hottest Truck for the 2016 SEMA Show, meaning that not only did Ford pull […]

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Toyota Is All about Speed at the SEMA Show

Toyota Is All about Speed at the SEMA Show

Speed seemed to be the theme for Toyota at the annual 2016 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Though the automaker showed off a number of interesting vehicles, including a first-generation 1961 Land Cruiser and various modified models, there were two in particular that caught our eye: the Toyota Prius G and the Toyota Land […]

 Morgan Pritchett

Kia at SEMA: Automaker Reveals Triathlon Dream Vehicle

Kia at SEMA: Automaker Reveals Triathlon Dream Vehicle

As previously mentioned here at The News Wheel, Kia has continuously made a name for itself at the SEMA auto show by bringing out-of-this-world concepts to life each year. At this year’s show, the South Korean automaker maintained this tradition by introducing attendees to four new lifestyle concept vehicles, including the Niro Triathlon, which was […]

 Morgan Pritchett

Kia Partners with School of Rock at SEMA

Kia Partners with School of Rock at SEMA

If there’s one thing Kia is currently obsessed with, it’s the autonomous lifestyle. The Korean automaker presented a total of four self-driving concepts at SEMA this year, allowing attendees to catch a glimpse of what life in the future could be like. One of these aforementioned vehicles was a redesigned Kia Sedona minivan. Kia partnered […]

 Morgan Pritchett

Kia Unveils Extreme Ski Gondola Concept at SEMA

Kia Unveils Extreme Ski Gondola Concept at SEMA

Kia has always been a pioneer of wacky but innovative concepts brought to SEMA shows in Las Vegas. From the YouTube branded Kia Soul in 2014 to the Kia Sedona Beermobile in 2015, there is always something to look forward to from the Korean automaker. This year, they did not disappoint. Kia recently unveiled a […]

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Chevy Chevelle Slammer Concept Brings Power to 2016 SEMA Show

Chevy Chevelle Slammer Concept Brings Power to 2016 SEMA Show

Among Chevrolet’s many entries at this year’s SEMA Show is the Chevelle Slammer concept, which combines hot-rod style with modern performance and technology, including the all-new LT376/535 crate engine, controllers, and SuperMatic 4L75-E automatic transmission. “The direct-injected LT376/535 is the newest and one of the most technologically advanced crate engines ever from Chevrolet Performance,” said […]

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Introducing the Chevy Silverado 1500 High Desert SEMA Show Car

Introducing the Chevy Silverado 1500 High Desert SEMA Show Car

Chevrolet has introduced a slew of new concepts to start off the 2016 SEMA Show, with an emphasis on custom versions of the brand’s popular pickup trucks. Among them is a Chevy Silverado 1500 High Desert SEMA Show vehicle. Based on the High Desert package offered on 2017 Silverado 1500 LT, LTZ, and High Country models, the Silverado […]

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Surfer-Centric 2017 Chevy Colorado ZL1 Hurley Concept Makes Waves at SEMA

Surfer-Centric 2017 Chevy Colorado ZL1 Hurley Concept Makes Waves at SEMA

The 2016 SEMA Show kicked off in Las Vegas today, and Chevrolet made the most of it, with about 20 models on display at the aftermarket parts trade show. Among the bowtie brand’s many offerings was the Colorado Z71 Hurley concept, a collaboration between Chevy and the surfing performance and innovation brand Hurley. The custom […]

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Silverado 2500HD Alaskan Edition Officially Premiers at 2016 SEMA Show

Silverado 2500HD Alaskan Edition Officially Premiers at 2016 SEMA Show

Intended to show off GM’s new Alaskan Edition package, the Silverado 2500HD Alaskan Edition concept recently made its debut at the SEMA Show–and this truck comes with a lot of chrome. New Or Used? Discover which car buying option is better for you and your family in 2016 At the bottom of the truck are […]

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[PHOTOS] Take a Closer Look at Mazda’s SEMA Concept Miatas

[PHOTOS] Take a Closer Look at Mazda’s SEMA Concept Miatas

The SEMA show is now open, and for Mazda that means one thing: we get a much better look at those two sweet Miata concepts that the automaker gave us a sneak peek of before the show started. Well, the better look is mostly at the slightly older of the two models—the Miata Speedster Evolution. […]

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Chevy Trax Activ Concept Debuts at SEMA

Chevy Trax Activ Concept Debuts at SEMA

Among the 20 or so Chevrolet vehicles on display at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas this week is the Chevy Trax Activ concept, which takes the popular small SUV and adds more tech, a revised interior, and an all-new front-end appearance. “The Trax Activ concept is all about adventurous fun,” said Todd Parker, Chevy’s […]

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Stunning 2017 Camaro SS Slammer Concept Ready to Electrify the Audience at SEMA

Stunning 2017 Camaro SS Slammer Concept Ready to Electrify the Audience at SEMA

Over the past few years, Chevy has released a number of special-edition Camaros, such as the 50th Anniversary Edition and Krypton Concept, but neither of those vehicles offers the same low-slung stance as the new 2017 Camaro SS Slammer Concept. Making its debut at the 2016 SEMA Show, the new Camaro SS Slammer Concept is […]

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Chevy Introduces 2017 COPO Camaro at SEMA

Chevy Introduces 2017 COPO Camaro at SEMA

Chevrolet’s COPO Camaro program got a grand restart back in 2012, but was originally based on the special-order high-performance Camaros that was designed to dominate the dragstrip back in 1969. COPO stands for Central Office Production Order, which was the process used by fleet managers to order the unusual combinations of options needed to create […]

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Hyundai Releases Pictures of Its Custom SEMA Cars–and Boy Are They Sexy!

Hyundai Releases Pictures of Its Custom SEMA Cars–and Boy Are They Sexy!

Every year, automakers parade their newest wares at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. But this isn’t your run-of-the-mill auto show; these vehicles on display have been custom-tuned by expert after-market garages to become one-of-a-kind performance machines with unfathomable capacity. Hyundai always offers some exquisite pieces of automotive glory, and this November will be no different. […]

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Chevy Performance Parts for 2017 Camaro, Cruze Hatch, and Silverado Unveiled Ahead of SEMA

Chevy Performance Parts for 2017 Camaro, Cruze Hatch, and Silverado Unveiled Ahead of SEMA

In advance of this week’s SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Chevy has just unveiled its latest batch of performance parts and accessories, showing off additions to the 2017 Camaro, 2017 Cruze hatchback, and 2017 Silverado. Camaro performance parts include a performance air intake and exhaust systems for SS models, as well as brake and suspension […]

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Kia Teases Autonomous Soul, “School of Rock” Sedona Ahead of SEMA

Kia Teases Autonomous Soul, “School of Rock” Sedona Ahead of SEMA

Kia always brings something delightfully offbeat to the SEMA aftermarket trade show, like the awesome “Beermobile” Sedona and ice cream truck Soul that the automaker displayed in 2014. It looks like this year’s event, to be held next week in Las Vegas, will be no exception. Kia is promising to debut an autonomous Soul concept […]

 Patrick Grieve

Civic Type R Prototype to Headline Honda’s “Civicpalooza” Showcase at SEMA

Civic Type R Prototype to Headline Honda’s “Civicpalooza” Showcase at SEMA

Fresh off of its world premiere in Paris, Honda will be bringing the new Civic Type R prototype to the 2016 SEMA Show in Las Vegas next week. The hot hatch concept will be making its North American debut at the annual aftermarket trade show, alongside a whole bunch of other Hondas. The new Civic […]

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BMW Teases 2016 SEMA Show Display

BMW Teases 2016 SEMA Show Display

We’re so excited about next week, and no, it’s not because of Halloween. Instead of dreaming about candy and costumes, visions of aftermarket car parts are dancing in our heads instead. The automotive world is preparing for 2016 SEMA Show, which will be held November 1st-4th in Las Vegas. To get everyone pumped up for […]