Chicago Auto Show
The Chicago Auto Show is not only the biggest car show in the country –space-wise--it’s also the show that has the highest attendance of people who actually buy cars…And this year’s show presented a plethora of new offerings….
Chicago was the first auto show for the redesigned Ford Expedition and extended Expedition MAX. This full-size SUV now sports an all-aluminum body. Power remains twin-turbo V6, now hooked to a 10-speed automatic.
Hyundai’s Elantra compact car series adds sportiness and practicality with a new hatchback Elantra GT. A Sport upgrade adds a turbocharged-4 and independent rear suspension.
With a legacy of debuts at Chicago, Subaru updates its Legacy sedan with a wider-look front end, more agile handling and surer braking. Inside it’s now both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capable.
This big SUV is the hot rod Dodge Durango SRT. Buyers get a 475 horsepower HEMI V8, plus a day at the Bob Bondurant (bon-doo-rahnt) School of High Performance Driving.
Nissan also filled out its new full-size Titan and Titan XD pickup lines with new King Cabs.
But, Nissan’s real head turner was this NV Cargo X from customizer Ian Johnson. Perfect for Xtreme off-road delivery!
For on-road work ethic, check out this Metris Worker (Met-Tris) rolling toolbox from Mercedes-Benz.
Meanwhile Infiniti showed loaded Q50 and QX80 Signature Editions.
Toyota delivered a trio of news; an updated Tundra full-size pickup, a first time TRD performance option for the Sequoia SUV, and a raised and rugged Rav4 Adventure crossover.
Volkswagen’s 3-row new U.S-made Atlas crossover arrived all-accessorized out as this “Weekend Edition”. The roof-top cargo box mimics the VW Camper pop-up roof from back in the day.
Chevrolet saw red and black with 9-new Redline Special Edition cars, SUVs, and pickups.
And, Mitsubishi also adds blacked-out trim for this Outlander Sport “Limited Edition.”
And, that wraps up “what’s new” from the big auto show in the Windy City and this week’s Motor News.