The Las Vegas Convention Center once again came alive with the world's biggest auto accessory party, the Specialty Equipment Market Association Show, back for a second year after a brief pandemic hiatus. Several automakers and aftermarket companies showed concept versions of their latest cars and light trucks. Here are some highlights from SEMA's once-again-annual show.
Acura, Toyota, Nissan time to shine at SEMA
The Las Vegas Convention Center once again came alive with the world's biggest auto accessory party, the Specialty Equipment Market Association Show.
Acura has resurrected the Integra sport sedan in the U.S. after 21 years. To celebrate, Honda's luxury division partnered with three of the nation's top tuners, allowing them to showcase the new Integra's potential for personalized performance.
Ford unveiled 10 vehicles at the show, including F-150 Lightnings, Broncos and a Bronco Sport. The Bronco modifications were meant to emphasize the SUV's off-road prowess. One Lightning was modified to serve as a race-support vehicle, while another was called the Lightning Swiss Army Knife to highlight its versatility and functionality.
Toyota used SEMA to show off a new series of Associated Accessory Products from well-known aftermarket companies that will have Toyota and Lexus part numbers, allowing customers to order accessories alongside their vehicle purchase.
Toyota introduced the GR Corolla production car in September. At SEMA, the automaker unveiled a wilder version called the GR Corolla Rally Concept, with a wide body kit, a huge wing out back, upgraded brakes, adjustable suspension and more.
Volkswagen engaged its European Racing Line division, adding a wide body kit, lower suspension and more to the small sedan. The four-cylinder turbocharged engine produces 350 hp. Jetta owners can buy the features shown on the concept.
Nissan's Nismo performance team created a 2023 Z to showcase a new range of performance-oriented accessories, which will be available for purchase through Nissan dealerships starting in early 2023. The parts list includes an adjustable coil-over suspension, Nismo-enhanced brakes and lightweight wheels.
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