Chicago Auto Show

  • 2019 Volkswagen Arteon

    The stylish successor to the Volkwsagen CC arrived stateside Thursday at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show. The 2019 Volkswagen Arteon will go on sale in the fall and replace the CC that's aging quickly from VW lots. The Arteon benefits from economy of scale, notably scalable architecture that underpins the Jetta, Golf, Atlas—even Audi's TT. The Arteon adds more than five inches between the wheels compared to the CC, and pushes its wheels closer to the corners for a sportier shape. While identifiable as a Volkswagen, the Arteon strays from the CC's shape with angular details around the sides...

  • 2018 Lexus RX 450hL
    2018 Lexus RX 450hL arrives with $51,615 starting price

    Lexus was a little late to the 3-row crossover SUV party as the automaker only filled the gap last November when it rolled out the 2018 RX L, essentially a stretched version of the mid-size RX crossover with two additional seats. So far Lexus has only shown the vehicle in RX 350L guise, but on...

  • 2018 Dodge Durango SRT with Mopar accessories
    Turn up the heat on the 2018 Durango with these Mopar upgrades

    Dodge turned up the heat on its Durango with the introduction of an SRT model for 2018. Now, thanks to Mopar, you can spice things even further with a handful of accessories and performance upgrades for the popular 3-row SUV. Unveiled on Wednesday at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show, the items can be...

  • Nissan Armada Snow Patrol
    Nissan Armada Snow Patrol ready to tackle any frozen tundra

    Nissan revived the Armada for the 2017 model year based on the global Patrol nameplate. At the Chicago Auto Show, the brand wants to show just how capable the SUV can be—especially in wintry conditions. Ahead of its debut in Chicago, Nissan revealed the Armada Snow Patrol, with an emphasis on...

  • Nissan 370Zki concept
    Nissan 370Zki is a mean winter-enthusiast machine

    Held in February, the Chicago Auto Show gives locals a chance to get out and dream about cars during the heart of winter. It also gives Nissan the opportunity to create wild and fanciful winter-beating machines. Why? Just because. On Sunday, Nissan revealed the 370Zki concept ahead of its formal...

  • 2018 Lexus RC F
    Time flies: 10th anniversary editions of Lexus RC F, GS F coming this summer

    The "F" doesn't stand for "fast," but that's sure how it feels. This year, 10 years after Lexus launched its performance sub-brand with the Lexus IS F, the automaker is celebrating the anniversary of the F brand, named after the Fuji Speedway in Japan, where much of the development takes place...

  • Teaser for Nissan 370Zki debuting at 2018 Chicago auto show

    Nissan will have some Z-related news to make at next week's 2018 Chicago auto show, but don't get your hopes up about a new model debuting. Nissan has announced it is bringing the "370Zki" to the Chicago show, and if we had to hazard a guess we'd go with a 370Z modified to handle a ski slope. Well, that's what Nissan's teaser video for the 370Zki suggests. And Nissan does have some experience with ski slope stunts. As for the fate of the Z, Nissan stresses that the nameplate isn't going anywhere but the automaker is also quiet on future plans. We've heard that the current car, on sale since...

  • Polaris Slingshot Grand Touring LE
    Polaris Slingshot injects a bit of luxury to its 3-wheeler with Grand Touring LE trim

    The Polaris Slingshot's mission isn't exactly opulence, but the company's new limited edition Grand Touring LE trim holds more premium aspirations. On Thursday, Polaris debuted the option for its three-wheeled "autocycle", and it comes packed with numerous niceties as standard. One of the...

  • 2019 Volkswagen Arteon, 2017 Geneva motor show
    2019 VW Arteon to make US debut at 2018 Chicago auto show

    Volkswagen’s Arteon will go on sale next year as the replacement for the CC. It arrives as a 2019 model and has little in the way of direct competition, apart from the Buick Regal Sportback. Some buyers may also want to check out the Audi A5 Sportback or perhaps even the Kia Stinger. The...

  • 2018 Ford Mustang, 2017 Chicago auto show
    This Week’s Top Photos: The 2017 Chicago auto show edition

    The updated 2018 Ford Mustang made its world debut during this past week’s 2017 Chicago auto show. The car benefits from a new look, a digital instrument cluster, a 10-speed auto, and more power under the hood. The only downside is that there's no longer a V-6 option. There was muscle of a...

  • 2018 Subaru Legacy, 2017 Chicago auto show
    2018 Subaru Legacy breaks cover at 2017 Chicago auto show

    Subaru has taken the wraps off the updated 2018 Legacy at the 2017 Chicago auto show. Completely redesigned for the 2015 model year, this is a mid-cycle refresh instead of a full-on generational change-over. Highlights of the update include new styling front and rear, improved interior materials...

  • 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon Recon, 2017 Chicago auto show
    Jeep beefs up Wrangler Rubicon with new Recon special edition

    If the 2017 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon is to serve as the current model's swan song, that's all right with us. With a beefier front axle and a half-inch lift right from the factory, it's the most capable Wrangler the off-road brand has ever created—and Jeep tells us that owners can fit...

  • 2017 Dodge Viper

    If you were hoping to put in an order for one of the final Dodge Vipers, you’re out of luck as all of the build slots have been sold. The information was confirmed by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles design boss Ralph Gilles at this week’s 2017 Chicago auto show. He also confirmed to Motor Trend that production at the car’s Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit will come to an end on August 31. The news doesn’t mean you can’t get a 2017 Viper, the final model year for the car, but it means the car will have to be one already ordered by a dealership. Your best bet is...

  • Mopar '17, 2017 Chicago auto show
    Mopar '17 Dodge Challenger celebrates 80 years of Mopar in two-tone style

    Mopar, Fiat Chrysler Automobile's performance parts arm, turns 80 years old this year. As part of that birthday celebration, the brand is releasing a limited number of the Mopar '17 Dodge Challenger. A total of 160 models will be offered, 80 of each in two color schemes applied by the Mopar Custom...

  • Volkswagen Atlas Weekend Edition, 2017 Chicago auto show
    VW unveils extra-versatile Atlas Weekend Edition

    Volkswagen’s Atlas goes on sale in the spring and the automaker is using this week’s 2017 Chicago auto show to preview some of the accessories that will be available for the three-row SUV. The accessories are featured on a concept called the Atlas Weekend Edition and are mostly aimed at...

  • 2018 Dodge Durango SRT, 2017 Chicago auto show
    2018 Dodge Durango SRT video preview

    Jeep has the shockingly powerful Grand Cherokee SRT, but its three-row cousin hasn't had the SRT treatment. Until now. It's time for the most powerful, fastest, and most ridiculous Dodge Durango yet, the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT. Let's start with the important bits, what makes it go: Under the hood...

  • 2018 Ford Expedition
    2018 Ford Expedition goes aluminum

    With its last redesign during the heart of the last Bush administration, the Ford Expedition was among the oldest vehicles on the market. Until today, that is, because Ford has finally introduced the long-awaited, full-scale redesign of its three-row SUV, taking more than a few pages from the new...

  • 2018 Toyota Tundra TRD Sport, 2017 Chicago Auto Show
    Toyota Sequoia, Tundra get TRD Sport trim at Chicago auto show

    The Chicago auto show is known for two things–special editions and big vehicles. Toyota is hitting both categories, first with the RAV4 Adventure, and now with long-awaited updates to its Tundra pickup and Sequoia SUV. We'll focus on the Sequoia first, because that's where we're seeing the...

  • 2018 Toyota RAV4 Adventure, 2017 Chicago Auto Show

    Of the largely boring compact crossover utility vehicle segment, the Toyota RAV4 might be the most boring of all. But with the new Adventure trim, unveiled Thursday at the 2017 Chicago auto show, Toyota is setting out to add a rugged look to its popular CUV. And that effort starts with the exterior. We're digging the flared wheel arches and their black surrounds, which give the RAV4 a much more imposing stance. Paired with black headlight bezels, black foglight surrounds and 18-inch, five-spoke alloys in–you guessed it–black, the RAV4 Adventure certainly looks more adventurous...

  • 2017 Nissan Titan King Cab
    Nissan adds King Cab to Titan and Titan XD pickups

    Nissan has renewed its efforts in the full-size truck market with a redesigned Titan and a Titan XD that sits between the light and heavy duty segments. The rollout started late in 2015 with the XD, and the light duty Titan followed last year. Both trucks have thus far been offered as two-door...

  • 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT, 2017 Chicago auto show
    2018 Hyundai Elantra GT pairs cavernous cargo hold, good looks

    Despite the crushing popularity of SUVs, small hatchbacks and wagons have seen something of a renaissance in the past few years. The Honda Civic Hatchback and Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback joined the ranks of the Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen, Ford Focus, Mazda3, and Kia Forte5, offering consumers extra...

  • Chevrolet Trax, Equinox and Traverse Redline editions
    Chevrolet introduces series of Redline models in Chicago

    What does Redline mean to you? For Hot Wheels fans, it means the oldest, most collectible of the breed. For muscle car aficionados, the word sparks memories of the tires on their favorite cars of the 1960s. For Chicago residents, it's the train they take to get home or to go to Cubs games. And at...

  • 2017 Nissan Altima SR Midnight Edition
    Nissan gives 6 popular models the Midnight Edition treatment

    Nissan on Thursday at the 2017 Chicago auto show will unveil six models available with a new Midnight Edition package. The package, originally introduced on the 2016 Sentra SR, adds a number of extras including styling enhancements for only a small premium. Nissan says the average saving as opposed...

  • 2018 Dodge Durango SRT
    Is the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT actually faster than the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT?

    It's no secret the current Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee are closely related. The 2018 Durango SRT has been unveiled in all its American glory, but we noticed something strange. The powertrain in the new 2018 Dodge Durango SRT is exactly the same as the one in the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT...

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