The Wrangler is an iconic Jeep vehicle, with an exterior design that stands out among the extensive line-up of other SUVs on the market. The front of the Wrangler totes Jeep’s classic circular headlamps and vertical slotted grill that transitions dynamically in the box-shaped framework of the cabin. Most notable of all is the Wrangler’s continued superiority in off-road capability with its legendary 4×4 system in tow. For years the Wrangler has been on top, and this year at the SEMA convention, the Jeep Wrangler received the ‘4×4/SUV of the Year’ award for the 10th year in a row!
The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) formed in the year 1963, with the mission to promote and provide services for automotive companies and enthusiasts. Throughout the years SEMA has worked hard to defend and draw traction with automotive and owner rights while also providing forums and events to celebrate people’s passions for vehicles. The folks at Buds Jeep (Celina, OH) told us that the SEMA Show is an annual event in Las Vegas that brings in thousands of vehicles, vehicle parts/accessories, and tools/components exhibits and demonstrations over the span of a weekend at the beginning of November. Being one of the largest events in Las Vegas each year, the SEMA Show brings in over 70,000 automotive enthusiasts.
For vehicle producers such as Jeep, the Show is an important time of year to promote and compete for the SEMA awards in order to produce the best automotive vehicles possible. WIth ballots that are sent out to each exhibitor that share expertise and awareness of trends in performance, safety, functionality, and convenience of automotive vehicles. With voting underway, vehicles are put to the test, and potentially win one of five different honorary awards; the SEMA Car of the Year, Truck of the Year, 4×4/SUV of the Year, Sport Compact of the Year, or the Powersport Vehicle of the Year. In particular, the Jeep Wrangler has had a dominance streak of winning the 4×4/SUV of the Year award each and every event since 2010.
The Wrangler legacy is a long one, with a multitude of generations and iterations that features tuned and improved systems overtime. With the hard work of Jeep and collaborative efforts within MOPAR, the Wrangler continues to be developed as an off-road powerhouse, taking what works the best, and making it even better. This incredible off-road potential starts with Jeep’s legendary 4×4 system with locking differentials that work to actively distribute torque effectively establishing relentless traction and control even in the toughest terrain. Thanks to the Wrangler’s heavy-duty axles and 4.0:1 low-range gear ratio, this SUV can crawl up steep and utilize the high ground clearance with an incredible approach and break-over angle.
The 2020 Wrangler comes off the assembly line as an incredible off-road adventurer, bringing in the best systems and components and pushing them even further. Thanks to the dedication and hard work of the specialists at Jeep, the Wrangler has earned SEMA’s ‘4×4/SUV of the Year’ for the 10th year in a row! If you want to learn more or experience what its like to be behind the wheel of the 2020 Wrangler, look for a nearby friendly Jeep dealer near you, and schedule a test drive! We are excited to see what Jeep brings to the table next, with another year of automotive development ahead of us!