Chicago Auto Show

Volkswagen Shows 2007 Golf
Volkswagen Shows 2007 Golf

It’s been 30 years since the first VW Golf hit market. Okay, it was originally dubbed the Rabbit, but despite a name change, it has largely followed the same basic philosophy for the past three decades. Designed to deliver “affordable” German technology, Volkswagen’s biggest global seller...Read More»

2014 Kia Optima
Kia Teases the Future with Multi-S

What you see is — almost — what you will get, hinted Kia’s U.S. CEO, Len Hunt, following the U.S. debut of the MultiS concept vehicle. Think of it as “what’s next in the crossover/utility space,” Hunt suggested, noting that the “S” stands for sporty, spacious and smart. Similar in...Read More»

Citroën C4 Cactus Airflow Concept  -  2014 Paris Auto Show
Humvee Out, International MXT In the Army?

A quiet revolution is underway in the sourcing of military vehicles and the International Truck & Engine Corp. ofChicago is hoping that its new $69,900 MXT 4X4 can fit into the mix. “The new MXT is a symbol of our company’s commitment to breaking through into new markets,” said Dee Kapur...Read More»

2007 Nissan Quest 4-door SE Rear Seats
Nissan Revamps Interior on 2007 Quest Minivan

There were some serious mistakes made with the Quest minivan, Nissan officials bluntly and candidly acknowledged during a Chicago Auto Show appearance. Sales of the edgy-looking minivan have fallen far short of expectations, and Nissan blames a variety of problems. The complex model was the first...Read More»

2009 Subaru Tribeca 4-door 5-Pass Angular Front Exterior View
2007 Subaru B9 Tribeca Noses Ahead

Met with criticism of the vehicle’s front-end styling, Subaru’s done a quick nose job on the B9 Tribeca to soften the vehicle’s grille. At the same time, the blackout grille and available chrome trim package are teamed with updates to the 2007 model, including newly available satellite radio...Read More»

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2006 Chicago Auto Show Preview

2006 Detroit Auto Show: Last Words by TCC Team (1/16/2006)Best new concepts, worst press conferences, and other pithy observations. The Chicago Auto Show begins this week for the media and the public. And among the introductions you'll see here starting Wednesday on TheCarConnection are cars and...Read More»

2006 Chicago Auto Show logo
2006 Chicago Auto Show Coverage

2006 Chicago Auto Show: Last Words by TCC Team (2/12/2006)To sum it up: there are a lot of trucks here, aren't there? NEW VEHICLES 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche Goes Flex-Fuel by Marty Padgett (2/8/2006) 2008 Toyota Tundra Takes On GM, Ford, Dodge (2/8/2006) 2007 Dodge Nitro Gets R/T Model, Load ‘N Go...Read More»

John Tulloch, Chrysler CHicago Track 2005
Inside Chicago's Mega Test Track

2005 Chicago Auto Show Index by TCC “So, how fast do you have to be going to launch this puppy into the air?” This is not the question the test driver wants to hear as he pulls a Wrangler up to the 20-foot peak that is the highest point on the Chrysler Group display at the Chicago auto show. He...Read More»

2005 Dodge Nitro concept
2005 Chicago Show: TCC’s Top Picks

2005 Chicago Auto Show Index by TCC Greg Sanchez TCC en Español Publisher Best New Concept: Dodge Nitro. Superb and unique SUV that is definitely Dodge, with the big, crosshair grille and the slanted roofline reminiscent of the Magnum wagon. You could sense the aaahhhsss and the uuuhhhsss amongst...Read More»

2007 Honda Civic Si 4-door Sedan Manual w/ST Front Exterior View
2005 Chicago Auto Show, Part II

2005 Chicago Auto Show Index by TCC Civic Si Concept Cranks Out 200 HP It’s just a concept – but the Civic Si shown at Chicago by Honda is a clear warning shot across the bow of the latecomers in the sport-compact segment. Honda showed the Si two-door in advance of its fall launch as a 2006...Read More»

2016 Smart ForFour  -  2014 Paris Auto Show
2005 Chicago Auto Show, Part I

2005 Chicago Auto Show Index by TCC Hyundai Welcomes Newbies with Portico Hyundai sales are up 364 percent since 1998, according to U.S. chief Bob Cosmai — and new products like the Santa Fe and XG sedan have fueled those sales. For the next year Hyundai will continue to aggressively build out...Read More»

2005 Kia Sedona 4-door Auto LX Open Doors
2005 Chicago Auto Show Index

2005 Chicago Auto Show Preview by Marty Padgett (2/7/2005) It's that time again - snow boots and mittens, please. 2005 Chicago Auto Show, Part I by TCC Team (2/9/2005) New Hyundai Portico, Dodge Mega Cab, Milan and FJ Cruiser. 2005 Chicago Auto Show, Part II by TCC Team (2/10/2005) The return of...Read More»

2016 Porsche Cayman GT4  -  2015 Geneva Motor Show Live Photos
2005 Chicago Auto Show Preview

TCC's Auto Show Index by TCC Team (1/17/2005) Our coverage of the world's major auto shows, year to year. Auto show season has barely begun, and for many press members, the best is about to come. The Chicago auto show is a perennial favorite for the media — the Windy City is usually brutally...Read More»

2004 Toyota Tacoma
2004 Chicago Auto Show, Part I

2004 Chicago Auto Show Index (2/3/2004) New Dakota: Bigger, More Powerful Dodge says it's the biggest and best of the mid-size trucks with the new 2005 Dodge Dakota, a redesign of which debuted Wednesday. The new Dakota will go on sale this fall, offering the only V-8 in compact truck segment. It...Read More»

2016 Smart ForFour  -  2014 Paris Auto Show
2004 Chicago Auto Show, Part II

2004 Chicago Auto Show Index (2/3/2004) Mazda Plays Peek-Ibuki with Miata Wondering what the next-generation Mazda Miata will look like when it hits the street about two years from now? Then take a close look at the Ibuki concept vehicle, which made its North American debut at the Chicago Auto Show...Read More»

2017 Lotus Evora 400, 2015 Geneva Motor Show
2004 Chicago Auto Show, Part III

2004 Chicago Auto Show Index (2/3/2004) Mojave States Kia’s Pickup Dreams Kia thinks it has a product fit to compete with the best small pickups in America sooner rather than later. The only problem is there is no place to build it. The Korean automaker unveiled a body-on-frame concept truck...Read More»

Infiniti QX30 Concept  -  2015 Geneva Motor Show
2004 Chicago Auto Show Index

2004 Chicago Auto Show, Part I (2/4/2004) New Dakota, Tacoma, Tucson and Solara Convertible. 2004 Chicago Auto Show, Part II (2/3/2004) Mazda Ibuki, Nissan Frontier, Jaguar superragtop and Chrysler's van contest. 2004 Chicago Auto Show, Part III (2/3/2004) Kia's Mojave concept, Scion and XM growing.Read More»

2004 Ford SVT Focus
2003 Chicago Show, Part III

2003 Chicago Auto Show Index by TCC Team (2/10/2003) COSWORTH COMEBACK Look for a comeback of Cosworth, the British performance operation once closely associated with Ford of Europe. “Officially,” said Ford Motor Co.’s top muscle maven, John Coletti, “I can’t say anything.” But...Read More»

Spania GTA Spano  -  2015 Geneva Motor Show live photos
2003 Chicago Auto Show Index

Once the nation’s premier automotive event, the Chicago auto show has lost a little luster in recent years, but it’s still one of the most significant, bringing out more than 20 new cars, trucks and concepts this year. There’s literally something for everyone, from the $74,000 Mercedes E55...Read More»

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