GM follows Ford and Honda in skipping SEMA

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The list of car manufacturers skipping SEMA just got longer. First reported by Muscle Cars and Trucks and confirmed to us by a company representative, General Motors will not be officially attending the aftermarket show. It joins Ford and Honda on leaving the show. It will be a big gap in the show, with the GM brands typically filling a significant portion of the available show space in one of the large venues.

GM hasn’t given much explanation for the move either. The GM representative gave Autoblog the same statement that Muscle Cars and Trucks received: “GM has made the decision not to participate in the 2022 SEMA Show. The SEMA show has always inspired us, and accessories and performance parts remain a important part of our business.”

We also asked if we’d see any announcements around the time of the show — Ford said it has plans to share some things around that time — but the GM rep said the company has no immediate plans for announcements. Things could certainly change between now and the November show, though.

SEMA had previously noted that other exhibitors would help fill some of the freed up space by these large OEMs. Another OEM, Volkswagen, is returning to the show after an absence, which will also help with the display shortage.

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