Posts from ‘Chicago Auto Show’

Feb
06
2020 Honda Civic Type R

2020 Honda Civic Type R

The snarkiest Civic in Honda’s lineup is refreshed for 2020, and it made its U.S. debut at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show. The 2020 Honda Civic Type R gets a number of enhancements, including the Boost Blue color it wore on the floor of the Chicago show.

Feb
06
2020 Jeep Mojave

2020 Jeep Gladiator Mojave

As shown at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show, Jeep is going after the desert-driving crowd with the new Desert Rated Gladiator Mojave.

While most think of “off road” as consisting of rocks, hills, and mud, it can also include sand. And for those who follow that path, Jeep has built a special vehicle.

Feb
06
2021 Toyota Tacoma Trail Edition, 2021 Toyota Trail Editions

2021 Toyota Tacoma Trail Edition

Along with their “Trail Edition” badges and expected off-road equipment, the special Tacoma, Tundra, and 4Runner Toyota introduced at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show each boast some added storage features.

All three Trail Editions are based on SR5 trim levels, offered with 2WD or 4WD, and are available in Army Green, Cement (gray), Midnight Black, and Super White, along with black badging and black seats with tan stitching. The Tacoma comes as a Double Cab extended cab, while the Tundra is a Crew Max crew cab.

Feb
06
2021 Toyota Tacoma, Tundra, and Sequoia Nightshade Editions

2021 Toyota Tundra, Tacoma, and Sequoia Nightshade Editions

At the 2020 Chicago Auto Show, Toyota raised the curtain on a trio of new Nightshade Editions due on sale this fall as 2021 models.

Joining the existing Corolla, Camry, 4Runner, and Sienna versions — all based on SE trim levels — are Nightshade Editions of the Sequoia SUV and Tacoma and Tundra pickups — all based on uplevel Limiteds. They include black leather-trimmed interiors and dark exterior trim. All are offered in Midnight Black Metallic and Magnetic Grey Metallic, with the Tacoma and Tundra adding Windchill Pearl, the Tundra topping that with Super White, and the Sequoia matching that with Blizzard Pearl.

Feb
06

 

2021 Chrysler Pacifica AWD

2021 Chrysler Pacifica AWD

Chrysler’s popular Pacifica minivan is set to get even more popular with the addition of new features introduced at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show.

Although not the only significant change, certainly the most notable is the availability of AWD — making Pacifica only the second current minivan offering it, joining the Toyota Sienna. While it “officially” comes in on the 2021 models to be introduced in the fourth quarter of this year, Chrysler says it will be available a few months earlier on special 2020 model-year Pacifica AWD Launch Editions.

Feb
06
2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

Hyundai’s redesigned, eighth-generation Sonata recently went on sale at dealerships across the country, and now the fuel-sipping hybrid version of the new Sonata has officially been unveiled. Hyundai took the wraps off the 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show.

Feb
06
2020 Nissan Frontier

2020 Nissan Frontier

If you’re looking at the photo above and thinking, “Boy, that 2020 Nissan Frontier sure doesn’t look much different than it did last year,” you’d be right; the changes aren’t visible — at least, not unless you open the hood. Which is what Nissan did just prior to the 2020 Chicago Auto Show.

Jan
10
Carlos Ghosn

Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast

Whether you drive a car, need a car, or just occasionally bum a ride with friends, you’ve come to the right place. Join the editors of Consumer Guide Automotive as they break down everything that’s going on in the auto world. New-car reviews, shopping tips, driving green, electric cars, classic cars, and plenty of great guests. This is the Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast.

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.