Posts from ‘Chicago Auto Show’

Aug
21
Pontiac Salsa, Forgotten Concept

Pontiac Salsa Concept

Forgotten Concepts This 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
20
Local Color: Unusual Paint Hues at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show

Check out our gallery of eye-catching colors seen at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show.

Chicago Auto ShowTraditional auto shows are facing plenty of challenges these days, as manufacturer priorities shift and the new-vehicle marketplace evolves. One thing has stayed the same, though: an auto show offers an unparalleled opportunity to compare competitive cars back-to-back, and to “tire-kick” a broad range of vehicles in a short amount of time. For an auto journalist, these shows are also a great way to spot industry trends large and small.

Feb
08
2019 Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson

2019 Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson

Chicago Auto ShowTwo famous American makes founded in 1903 have once again collaborated on a special pickup truck that was introduced at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show.

Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson models were sold in various forms from 2000 to 2012. The newest edition is built by Tuscany Motor Company, which has assembled several other “special edition” trucks based on the Ford F-Series.

Feb
07
2020 Rogue Sport

2020 Nissan Rogue Sport

Chicago Auto Show Nissan provided a preview of the 2020 Rogue Sport due this fall at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show. Though not radically changed, the company’s subcompact crossover features new front and rear styling that is hoped will further differentiate it from its larger Rogue sibling.

Feb
07
2020 Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road

2020 Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road

Chicago Auto Show Toyota’s lineup of TRD Off-Road SUVs is about to get a smaller sibling. The RAV4 compact SUV, which was just redesigned for 2019, is set to add a TRD Off-Road model outfitted with an array of Toyota Racing Development engineering and design features aimed at enhancing trail-driving capability.

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.