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2006 Chicago Auto Show Preview
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»

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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»

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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»

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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»

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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»

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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»

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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»

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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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2003 Chicago Show, Part I

2003 Chicago Auto Show Index by TCC Team (2/10/2003) CRAZY ABOUT A MERCURY? That’s certainly what the troubled Ford division needs to hear buyers humming as it starts a much-needed roll-out of new product. “We’re here to relaunch the Mercury brand,” announced Group Vice President Jim...Read More»

2003 Toyota Camry SE
2003 Chicago Show, Part II

2003 Chicago Auto Show Index by TCC Team (2/10/2003) LINCOLN CHANGES DIRECTION, WON’T CHASE CADDY "We don't have to be Cadillac," James Padilla, President of Ford Motor Co. North American Operations, in an interview after a press conference at the Chicago Auto Show. Padilla said the number-two...Read More»

2004 Mercury Monterey
2003 Chicago Auto Show Preview

TCC's Auto Show Index (2/9/2003) Chicago’s annual auto show begins next week — and before you rush in out of the subfreezing temperatures into roomy McCormick Place, members of the media will show up to sample the wares before they go public. This year’s Chicago show will have a tough time...Read More»

2004 Ford CrossTrainer
2002 Chicago Show, Part I

2002 Chicago Show, Part II by TCC Team (2/6/2002) 2002 Chicago Show, Part III by TCC Team (2/7/2002) sponsored by Toyota CHICAGO GETS FORD CROSSTRAINER IN 2004 Ford’s upcoming product offensive of 20 new vehicles before 2005 will include the CrossTrainer, a new crossover vehicle to be built at...Read More»

2002 Toyota Tundra Stepside concept
2002 Chicago Show, Part II

2002 Chicago Show, Part I by TCC Team (2/5/2002) 2002 Chicago Show, Part III by TCC Team (2/7/2002) sponsored by Toyota TRUCK WARS: THE BATTLE FOR CHICAGO U.S. motor vehicle sales may be on the decline, but you wouldn’t know it from the demand for pickup trucks, especially full-size models. And...Read More»

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