Archive for February, 2019

Feb
07
Mazda MX-5 Miata 30th Anniversary

2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata 30th Anniversary

Chicago Auto Show As it was the 1989 Chicago Auto Show where Mazda introduced the first Miata, it seems only fitting that the company debuted its special 30th Anniversary version of the iconic sports car at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show.

Feb
07
2020 Kia Sportage

2020 Kia Sportage

Chicago Auto Show Although the 2020 Kia Sportage shown at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show doesn’t look that much different, it boasts several subtle changes. Both the front and rear fascias have been revised, LED headlights and fog lights will be available, new wheel designs are used, Steel Grey has been added to the color palette, leatherette upholstery will be offered, and a new S trim level has been added to the existing LX, EX, and SX choices. There’s also a newly standard 8-inch touchscreen hosting Apple CarPlay/Android Auto functionality. But at least as notable are the changes that appear on the list of safety equipment.

Feb
07
2019 Volkswagen GLI

2019 Volkswagen GLI 35th Anniversary

Chicago Auto Show Volkswagen unveiled the “hot-rod” version of its recently redesigned compact sedan at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show. The 2019 Jetta GLI gets its 228-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine and other performance features from Volkswagen’s Golf GTI compact hatchback.

Feb
07
2020 Toyota Tacoma

2020 Toyota Tacoma

Chicago Auto Show Toyota’s popular Tacoma pickup receives numerous updates for 2020, and the company chose to show them off at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show. While most fall under the “styling tweaks” category, several others are notable equipment changes.

Feb
07
2020 Subaru Legacy

2020 Subaru Legacy

Chicago Auto Show Subaru took the wraps off the redesigned, seventh-generation Legacy sedan at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show.

Moving onto the Subaru Global Platform introduced for 2017 helps give the Legacy what Subaru says is 70-percent-stiffer torsional rigidity. But the real news has to do with added features and newly available power.

Feb
06
2019 Hyundai Accent

2019 Hyundai Accent in Olympus Silver

Quick Spin

2019 Hyundai Accent Limited

Class: Subcompact Car

Miles Driven: 322

Fuel Used: 11.7 gallons

Feb
05
1938 Harley-Davidson UL

1938 Harley-Davidson UL

Despite the increasing popularity of its Knucklehead (overhead valve) engine in the late Thirties, Harley-Davidson continued to offer traditional flathead Big Twin powerplants on its bikes. An 80-cubic-inch flathead joined the existing 74-inch mill late in the 1935 model year, and for 1937, both gained the recirculating oiling system first seen on the Knucklehead.

Feb
05
2019 Nissan Pathfinder Rock Creek Edition, Midnight Pine Metallic

2019 Nissan Pathfinder Rock Creek Edition

Chicago Auto Show Nissan is set to take the wraps off a special Rock Creek Edition of its Pathfinder midsize crossover at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show. Although primarily a trim package that adds unique 18-inch wheels, blacked-out exterior trim, two-tone upholstery with contrast stitching, metallic interior trim, and special badging, also included are a trailer-tow hitch and harness to make use of the Pathfinder’s 6000-lb towing capacity.

Feb
04
Isuzu XU-1

Isuzu XU-1

Forgotten ConceptsThis is an installment in a series of posts looking back on show cars that we feel deserved a little more attention than they got. If you have a suggestion for a Forgotten Concept topic, please shoot us a line or leave a comment below.

Feb
04
2019 Chevrolet Blazer

2019 Chevrolet Blazer RS

If you were hoping that Chevrolet’s anticipated revival of its Blazer nameplate would result in a modern-day off-roader that could square off against Ford’s soon-to-be-unveiled 2020 Bronco, we’ve got bad news for you.