2005 Chicago Auto Show Preview Page 2

January 31, 2005

Cadillac DTS

2006 Cadillac DTS limousine

2006 Cadillac DTS limousine

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The newest "Art & Science" Cadillac to bow has already arrived, sort of, in the GM lineup. The new Cadillac DTS showed up at the inauguration of President George W. Bush to his second term in office. The new Cadillac DTS — the replacement for the DeVille four-door and similar models — formed the basis for the black limousine that transported the president down Pennsylvania Avenue. The limousine's front and rear ends are those from the new DTS, which will be shown in series production form at February's Chicago auto show.

Preview: 2006 Cadillac STS-v by TCC Team (1/17/2005)
Tested at the Nuerburgring.

Toyota FJ Cruiser

Toyota FJ Cruiser concept

Toyota FJ Cruiser concept

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The smaller, retro-themed Toyota SUV called FJ Cruiser will become a production vehicle-and its debut is set for the Chicago Auto Show in February. Toyota said in a brief release on Tuesday that the FJ is "chiseled from nearly a half-century tradition of tough off-road performance provided by the legendary FJ 40, the original 4Runner, and 4x4 compact pickups." The new vehicle will be pitched as an affordable SUV for the active-lifestyle set. No other technical information or pricing has been released on the FJ Cruiser. A recent FJ Cruiser concept shown at other auto shows is pictured here.

2005 Detroit Auto Show: TCC's Top Picks by TCC Team (1/17/2005)
What rocked, what rolled, and what should have stayed home.

Chicago Gets Benz S65

The latest AMG product hitting American shores will make it as far as the Chicago show before slowing down momentarily for its North American debut. The Mercedes-Benz S65 is powered by a 6.0-liter V-12 with 604 horsepower and 738 lb-ft of torque. During the show's media days, Benz engineers from AMG will actually build two engines on the show stand, taking about 7 hours for each assembly. Benz says this is the only time engines have or will be assembled outside of Affalterbach , Germany , home of AMG.

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