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  • 2015 Ford Mustang electronic line lock

    Gas is cheap and the power wars are in full swing still. The latest engine to enter the arena is Ford's forthcoming 7.3-liter V-8. On Monday, Ford announced the naturally aspirated V-8 is destined for the 2020 F-Series Super Duty lineup. However, it can fit in a few other interesting vehicles. At the 2019 Chicago Auto Show, Ford spokesman Mike Levine told Motor Authority the massive engine fits in both the Mustang and F-150 pickup. While technically possible, Levine noted the 7.3 is a truck engine with an iron block. Translation: It's not light and wouldn't be ideal for a Mustang. Weight is...

  • 2019 Ram 2500 with Mopar accessories
    Mopar-modified 2019 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty rolls into Chicago Auto Show

    Aspiring owners of the redesigned 2019 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty already have a bevy of customization options to choose from thanks to the folks at Mopar. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' parts and accessories division has prepared more than 170 items for the new pickup truck and previewed some of them on...

  • 2019 Lexus NX F Sport Black Line Special Edition
    2019 Lexus NX F Sport Black Line Special Edition is monochromatic luxury

    Lexus has treated its NX crossover to a special edition package that was revealed on Thursday at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show. The Lexus NX F Sport Black Line Special Edition is, bluntly, luxury produced in black and white. Despite its mouthful of a name, buyers aren't bound to all-black everything...

  • Limited-Edition 2020 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Italia, 2019 Chicago Auto Show
    2020 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider honors homeland with Italia special edition

    Alfa Romeo's 4C Spider soldiers on into the 2020 model year with a new special edition dubbed the Italia. Unveiled on Thursday at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show, the 4C Spider Italia is exclusive to North America and only 15 examples will be built. All of them will feature an exclusive coat of paint...

  • Mazda MX-5 Miata and Acura NSX, 2019 Chicago auto show
    The Mazda Miata and Acura NSX debuted 30 years ago to take on the sports car establishment

    In a twist of fate, the 1989 Chicago Auto Show marked the debuts of the production version of the Mazda Miata and the concept of the Acura NS-X, both with a mission to take on more established sports cars. Inspired by British sports cars of the 1950s through the 1970s, the Miata launched that year...

  • 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata 30th Anniversary Edition
    2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata 30th Anniversary Edition celebrates 30 years of spritely fun

    This year, the beloved Mazda MX-5 Miata turns 30, and to mark the Japanese roadster's birthday Mazda has introduced the 2019 MX-5 Miata 30th Anniversary Edition. The debut took place on Thursday at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show, which was fitting considering it was at the same show back in 1989 that...

  • 2020 Toytota RAV4 TRD Off-Road, 2019 Chicago Auto Show

    Back when it was a new thing and the Backstreet Boys were still (mostly) minors, the Toyota RAV4 was a plucky off-roader with potential from an automaker that had a good pedigree for making small 'utes with spunk. Then success, popularity, and age took its toll on the RAV4 (and the Backstreet Boys) and what arrived later wasn't any more capable off-road than, say, a Camry. The 2020 Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road that showed up Thursday in Chicago may be the cute 'ute's return to tough trails. It's the first TRD version of the RAV4 available for sale to us normal folks—a TRD RAV4 was rally...

  • 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI, 2019 Chicago Auto Show
    2019 VW Jetta GLI arrives with GTI and Golf R hand-me-downs

    Volkswagen launched a new generation of the Jetta compact sedan for 2019 but the version we're most interested in is only making its appearance now. We're talking about the new Jetta GLI sport sedan, which was unveiled Thursday at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show. The Jetta GLI is essentially the GTI...

  • 2019 Cadillac XT5 Sport Edition
    2019 Cadillac XT5 Sport Edition subtly adds style

    Cadillac XT5 buyers will soon be able to enhance the small crossover SUV's looks with a Sport Edition option introduced on Thursday at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show. Available in limited numbers for the 2019 model year, the XT5 Sport Edition can be ordered with the XT5's Luxury and Premium Luxury...

  • 2020 Toyota Sequoia, 2019 Chicago Auto Show
    2020 Toyota Sequoia joins the TRD Pro off-road gang

    It's not only American brands offering full-size off-roaders these days. Having already joined the fun with a Tundra pickup packed with off-road goodies engineered under the TRD Pro banner, Toyota is now giving the Sequoia SUV the same treatment. Making its debut on Thursday at the 2019 Chicago...

  • 2020 Toyota Tacoma, 2019 Chicago Auto Show
    2020 Toyota Tacoma updated to maintain edge in mid-size segment

    The Toyota Tacoma has been the best seller in the mid-size pickup truck segment for over a decade but new entrants have the potential to upset things. Toyota isn't resting on its laurels, however, which is why the automaker is bringing a round of updates for the 2020 model year. Set to debut on...

  • F-150 Harley-Davidson, Chicago Auto Show
    Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson takes cues from America's hog

    Ahead of the 2019 Chicago Auto Show, Harley Trucks debuted the Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson. Unlike the past, this is not an official Ford package, but instead, a third-party doing the upgrades. The latest F-150 Harley-Davidson takes a very different approach from the official Ford models from the...

  • 2019 Ram 1500 Multifunction Tailgate, 2019 Chicago Auto Show

    The redesigned 2019 Ram 1500 is already one of the most versatile trucks on the market, but its functionality has been dialed up a notch thanks to the addition of the new Multifunction Tailgate. The split tailgate can be opened at multiple angles, offering users greater cargo-access flexibility than your typical truck. Even the new MultiPro tailgate GMC introduced on its redesigned 2019 Sierra 1500 doesn't have a split design. With Ram's Multifunction Tailgate, there's the standard drop-down function, but the tailgate's split, which is off-center, means it can also be opened from either the...

  • 2019 Lexus LC 500 Inspiration Series
    Yellow fever: 2019 Lexus LC 500 Inspiration Series set for Chicago Auto Show debut

    Lexus will bring its 2019 LC 500 Inspiration Series to the Chicago Auto Show next week, and it marks the first time U.S. buyers will be able to buy the Flare Yellow color. It's also the third time a Lexus vehicle will wear the "Inspiration Series" badge. The first was a limited-edition LC 500...

  • 2020 Subaru Legacy teased ahead of 2019 Chicago Auto Show debut
    2020 Subaru Legacy joins the tablet-sized touchscreen fad

    The 2020 Subaru Legacy will make its debut at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show, and it's climbing aboard the tablet-type touchscreen bandwagon. In fact, it will be the first time a mainstream automaker integrates a vertical touchscreen into a sedan. The Japanese brand teased the 2020 Legacy's interior on...

  • 2019 Ford Super Duty F-250
    Next Ford Super Duty might offer Ram Power Wagon rival

    Ram's Power Wagon may have some new competition inbound from Ford. Ford's president for global operations hinted Wednesday in Detroit that a new off-road Super Duty model is in the works that's based on the upcoming 2020 F-250, AutoGuide reported. It's not an F-150 Raptor but a "new version no...

  • 2020 Volkswagen Jetta GLI spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Volkswagen Jetta GLI spy shots

    Volkswagen launched a new generation of the Jetta compact sedan for 2019 but the model we're most interested in seeing is yet to debut. We'll see it soon, though, as the debut is expected to take place next February at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show. The model we're talking about is the Jetta GLI, a...

  • 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD High Country
    2020 Chevy Silverado 2500HD High Country: More bling, less butch

    Chevrolet on Thursday revealed the second of five planned variants for its redesigned 2020 Silverado 2500 Heavy Duty pickup truck. This time it's the new Silverado 2500HD High Country, which represents the range-topper of the HD family. It follows Tuesday's first look reveal of the redesigned truck...

  • 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD

    Chevrolet on Tuesday unveiled the heavy-duty version of its redesigned Silverado full-size pickup truck that arrived in 1500 light-duty guise for 2019. The new Silverado Heavy Duty, shown here in 2500 guise, arrives for 2020 and makes its formal debut next February, most likely at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show which is scheduled for that month. Chevy describes the truck as the most advanced, most capable Silverado HD yet. That's thanks to confidence-boosting driver aids when trailering, as well as significant increases in towing and payload capabilities. There's also more legroom in crew cab...

  • 2019 Volkswagen Arteon
    2019 VW Arteon video preview

    Volkswagen splits its mid-size sedan lineup two ways. For the mainstream consumer, there's the Passat. Kinda plain, but smart. For the buyer with a sense of style, VW offered the CC, and that now gives way to the 2019 Arteon, a car that poses a challenge to the Audi A5 Sportback. It's already on...

  • 2019 Ram 1500 Big Horn Sport fitted with Mopar accessories
    2019 Ram 1500 gets Moparized at 2018 Chicago Auto Show

    Fresh from its debut last month at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Ram's redesigned 1500 has rocked up to the Windy City dressed in a variety of Mopar accessories that will be available to buyers when the truck goes on sale next month. Ram on Thursday took the covers off...

  • 2018 Fiat 500
    2018 Fiat 500 goes all-turbo, all the time

    To put a little more pep in the 2018 Fiat 500 lineup's step, the Italian announced Thursday at the Chicago auto show that it is making a more powerful turbocharged engine standard equipment. The new 1.4-liter turbo-4 engine represents a 33 percent increase in horsepower over last year's non-turbo...

  • 2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro, 2018 Chicago Auto Show
    2019 Toyota TRD Pro off-road lineup debuts in Chicago

    First unveiled in 2014, Toyota's TRD Pro lineup was born from the automaker's rich heritage of off-road performance. While vehicles like the Jeep Wrangler and Ford F-150 Raptor tend to draw the most attention in off-road circles, Toyota's TRD Pro lineup also offers highly capable, tried and tested...

  • 2018 Hyundai i30 N TCR race car
    2018 Hyundai i30 N racer ready for Pirelli World Challenge TCR series

    There’s a race series called the Touringcar Racer International Series (TCR), whose aim is to bring the cost of entry to motorsport down. The series is aimed at enthusiasts and up-and-coming drivers and features cars close to production-spec. In the United States, the most prominent TCR...

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