Chicago Auto Show

Journey News Continues: Couple to Wed at Chicago Show, Steve Perry Still Nowhere to Be Found
Journey News Continues: Couple to Wed at Chicago Show, Steve Perry Still Nowhere to Be Found

We told you yesterday about all the cliches we’re expecting in Dodge Journey reviews this coming Friday. But we really couldn’t one-up that any better than Dodge can--and the Chrysler brand is upstaging even the Chicago auto show by putting on a wedding at its show stand, complete with a...Read More»

We Wrote, You Wrote: TheCarConnection’s Top Comments

Over at People magazine online, they’re asking about lip gloss and diet tips and the latest Lindsay sighting--while you’re telling us about future cars, fuel economy, the environment and politics. Yep, we here at TheCarConnection.com have the smartest readers on the planet and we have the words...Read More»

HUMMER Web Site Nabs New H3T Truck

It's embargo time again for Chicago's auto show - and the new HUMMER H3T is the latest victim to fall. HUMMERguy.net's Web site says this photo was taken in anticipation of a Detroit show debut, but of course HUMMER had an HX concept for the ongoing Cobo affair earlier this month. The new HUMMER...Read More»

The Challenger Awaits, and the Embargo Game Goes Another Round

By now, you've seen them -- the Dodge Challenger photos dancing all around the Web, including the one at the top of this page. And no doubt you've seen more if you're a subscriber to some of the monthly enthusiast magazines out there--because Chrysler's public-relations policy is to dole out photos...Read More»

Rumor Mill: Ford Bringing Euro Van to Chicago?

Ford’s fresh from introducing the updated 2009 Ford Escape and ’09 Mercury Mariner at the Washington auto show. And in two weeks, the company’s truck portfolio will increase with the addition of the Transit Connect, an award-winning cargo van sold in Europe. Ford is expected to introduce the...Read More»

Flint: Detroit Show’s Crossover to Crossovers

There are the cars of fantasy--such as the $100,000 Corvette ZR1, which I call “The Devil in the Blue Dress,” and the Lexus LF-A Roadster concept. They are real if you’re a millionaire, and will be out soon, but will always be fantasies to most of us. There are the cars of hope—all sorts of...Read More»

Routan: The VW Minivan Coming to Chicago Gets a Name

Somewhere between “Touran,” a compact VW sold in Europe, and “RuPaul,” a full-size model formerly sold on VH1, lies the “Routan.” And if you don’t know the Routan now, you will by the middle of February. The Routan, Volkswagen confirms, is the minivan that VW will sell...Read More»

Suzuki Truck Coming to Chicago Show

American Suzuki is planning to unveil its pickup truck at next month's Chicago Auto Show. It expects to have three different truck "concepts" on stage for the Chicago show, according one source. The truck is being built for Suzuki by Nissan at its plant in Smyrna, Tennessee, through one of the auto...Read More»

Jim Press
Press Meets Toyota’s Press in Chicago

Rising concern over energy sources, tight oil supplies, as well as the worries over global warming will require automakers to work together more closely than ever before, Toyota Motor North America president Jim Press said during an appearance inChicago. "At Toyota , we've said for years that...Read More»

2008 Nissan Titan
Nissan Updates Truck Trio in Chicago

As part of a surprisingly low-key press event, Nissan previewed three critical new truck offerings for 2008, starting with an updated version of its less-than-stellar-selling Titan pickup. Once considered a credible threat to Big Three dominance of the full-size truck market, the Titan has...Read More»

2007 BMW Alpina B7
BMW Alpina B7 Sports 500 HP

A new Alpina B7 edition has bowed at the Chicago auto show. BMW’s newest addition to its range-topping sedan lineup gets a 500-horsepower version of the 4.4-liter V-8 found in the current 7-Series. Tuned by Alpina, the motor makes 516 pound-feet of torque and pushes the am grosstens BMW to 60 mph...Read More»

2007 Kia Rondo SX Concept
2007 Kia Rondo SX Concept

A sporty version of the new Kia Rondo crossover just going on sale at dealers nationwide makes its debut at the Chicago auto show. The Rondo SX, Kia says, “features an aggressive front and rear treatment as well as a tuned suspension and other performance modifications. A unique interior...Read More»

2008 Nissan Pathfinder
Nissan Truck Trio Ganging Up on Chicago

So, what do we care if the temps inChicago next week are supposed to be in the single digits? Nissan’s bringing a trio of updated trucks to the Chicago auto show, including the 2008 versions of the Pathfinder, Armada, and Titan. The new Titan gets a long-wheelbase version as well as a PRO-4X...Read More»

2007 Chevrolet Corvette Special Editions
Chevy Pairs Corvette Specials for Chicago

Chevrolet’s twin Corvettes at next week’s Chicago auto show will be special editions, not the long-rumored Blue Devil, or mid-engined Corvette, or V-6 version, or any of the other mythical Corvettes reported breathlessly elsewhere (and here, once – oops!). The coppery Corvette Indianapolis...Read More»

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2007 Chicago Auto Show

NEWS New Highlander Coming to Chicago by Marty Padgett (1/20/2007)Hybrid version on the agenda at McCormick Place, too. New Scions To Bow in Chicago by Marty Padgett (1/19/2007)Second-gen xB, new xD coming to Feb. show. Titan Facelift Coming to Chicago Show by Joseph Szczesny (1/15/2007)Big trucks...Read More»

2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
New Highlander Coming to Chicago

Toyota has announced it will bring the new Highlander crossover and Highlander Hybrid to the Chicago auto show next month. No details were provided on the new vehicles, save for their 2008 model-year designation. Toyota does remind us that it’s the only company with three hybrids in its lineup...Read More»

2006 Scion FUSE concept, New York Auto Show
New Scions To Bow in Chicago

The second generation of the Scion xB, and a new model dubbed the xD, will be on display at the 2007 Chicago Auto Show. Toyota says that it will conduct a simultaneous virtual press conference, complete with computer-simulated versions of the new 2008 models, for the media and members of the Second...Read More»

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2006 Chicago Auto Show: Last Words

2006 Chicago Auto Show Coverage by TCC Team (2/6/2006) TCC TeamPublisher Biggest Story: Could it be anything other than the new Toyota Tundra? TheChicago show was once the nation’s biggest, and it’s beginning to regain some traction lately, than to previews like this one. Best New Concept...Read More»

2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class / C350
2007 Mercedes-Benz ML63 and R63 Forgo Supercharging

With a whopping 503 horsepower, the new Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG isn’t your typical sport-utility vehicle. The high-performance ute was one of two new models the German automaker introduced on Wednesday featuring the first-ever engine designed, as well as built by, Mercedes’ AMG division. Like...Read More»

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