Chicago Auto Show

  • 2017 Infiniti Q50 3.0t Signature Edition

    Infiniti will unveil new Q50 3.0t and QX80 5.6 Signature Edition models on Thursday at the 2017 Chicago auto show. The cars essentially come loaded with some of the more popular options buyers have been choosing. The Q50 3.0t Signature Edition is powered by Infiniti’s new twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 engine, rated here at 300 horsepower. It can be had with rear- or all-wheel drive and features as standard LED headlights, a moonroof, navigation, voice recognition technology, and 17-inch bright finish aluminum-alloy wheels with all-season run-flat tires. The QX80 5.6 Signature Edition...

  • 2017 Ram 1500 Copper Sport
    Two special edition Ram pickup trucks roll into the Windy City

    Truck owners like to make their rolling toolboxes stand out from the crowd. For them, Ram has just introduced two special edition pickup trucks headed to the 2017 Chicago auto show starting Thursday. For those looking for a more street-sport oriented truck, there's the 2017 Ram 1500 Copper Sport...

  • Nissan NV Cargo X, 2017 Chicago auto show
    Nissan created an NV cargo van you actually want

    The Nissan NV cargo van isn't all that exciting. Sure, you can get a V-8 in it, but beyond that, there's little to get the blood pumping. However, Nissan just made an NV that's really cool. How? Nissan teamed up with off-road builder and "Xtreme Off-Road" television show host Ian Johnson to jack it...

  • 2018 Dodge Durango SRT, 2017 Chicago auto show
    2018 Dodge Durango SRT: The family hauler gets meaner

    The Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee share different versions of the same architecture. Yet, while the Jeep has offered a high-performance SRT model for two generations, the Durango never has. Now we have it. Just ahead of the Chicago Auto Show, Dodge pulled the wraps off the 2018 Durango SRT...

  • 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport LE, 2017 Chicago auto show
    Mitsubishi shows new 2017 Outlander Sport LE trim ahead of Chicago debut

    The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport isn't exactly new. Released as a 2010 model, it has been refreshed over the years, but it soldiers on as one of the backbones of the struggling brand. For 2017, Mitsubishi is expanding the Outlander Sport's model range with a new Limited Edition trim. The not-so...

  • 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Sport
    2018 Hyundai Elantra GT confirmed for 2017 Chicago auto show

    Hyundai has released the first photos of the 2018 Elantra GT ahead of a debut at the 2017 Chicago auto show. We’ve already seen the redesigned Elantra GT, however, as the car is the Americanized version of the Hyundai i30 (shown below) that debuted last fall at the 2016 Paris auto show. The...

  • 2017 Chevrolet Camaro 1LE,  2016 Chicago Auto Show

    At the Chicago Auto Show last week, Chevrolet introduced the 1LE package for the sixth-generation Camaro. This is the third 1LE package in the company's history and this time it is offered for the V-6 as well as the V-8. We were fans of the fifth-gen Camaro 1LE package, and we loved the 2016 Camaro SS so much that we named it the Motor Authority 2016 Best Car To Buy. Combine a great car with a great track package, and we're hoping the 2017 Camaro 1LE will be a winner. ALSO SEE: 2017 Camaro SS 1LE Might Be Faster On Track Than Mustang GT350 Camaro chief engineer Al Oppenheiser was on hand to...

  • 2017 Kia Niro, 2016 Chicago Auto Show
    2017 Kia Niro hybrid revealed, promises 50 MPG combined

    Previewed in concept form almost three years ago, Kia’s first dedicated hybrid, the Niro, has finally been revealed. It’s a compact crossover that isn’t related to any other model in Kia’s lineup. In fact, it’s said to have a dedicated platform. The Niro is set to go...

  • 2017 Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid, 2016 Chicago Auto Show
    2017 Kia Optima Coming With Hybrid, Plug-In Hybrid Options

    The latest Kia Optima is already a great option for buyers on a budget looking for a svelte, sporty sedan. At launch, the car was offered with three four-cylinder engine choices whose outputs ranged from 178 to 247 horsepower. Now Kia has added two new hybrid options. On show this week at the 2016...

  • 2017 Ram 2500 Off-Road, 2016 Chicago Auto Show
    2017 Ram 2500 Off-Road rolls into Chicago

    The 2017 Power Wagon wasn’t the only new pickup Ram had on display at this week’s 2016 Chicago Auto Show. The Fiat Chrysler Automobiles [NYSE:FCAU] brand also rolled out this off-roader based on the 2500 Heavy Duty. It’s called the 2500 Off-Road and according to Ram it’s...

  • 2016 Infiniti Q50 (3.0T Red Sport 400), 2016 Chicago Auto Show
    Infiniti Launches Red Sport Performance Trim: Live Photos

    Infiniti recently announced a new twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 engine whose first application is in the Q50 sedan. The engine, part of a new VR series, will eventually make its way across most of the Infiniti lineup, and in its most potent guise—at least for now—will be offered in a...

  • 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro, 2016 Chicago Auto Show
    2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro Debuts At 2016 Chicago Auto Show: Live Photos

    When Toyota overhauled its Tacoma last year, missing from the lineup was the awesome TRD Pro off-roader. This led to concerns that the vehicle wouldn’t be returning. It turns out it was only taking a little break as a new Tacoma TRD Pro has just rolled into the 2016 Chicago Auto Show. The...

  • 2017 Nissan Armada, 2016 Chicago Auto Show

    After a brief hiatus, Nissan’s full-size Armada SUV is making a return. The latest generation was unveiled today at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show. It's set to go on sale later this year, as a 2017 model. Importantly, it’s no longer related to Nissan’s Titan workhorse, though it still has tough, body-on-frame construction. That’s because the 2017 Armada is a rebadged version of Nissan’s highly-regarded Patrol, the current version of which has been on sale since about 2010. The Armada is also mechanically identical to Infiniti’s QX80 although the Nissan version...

  • 2017 Chevrolet Camaro 1LE,  2016 Chicago Auto Show
    2017 Chevrolet Camaro 1LE Revealed With V-6 And V-8 Options: Live Photos

    Today is the opening day of the 2016 Chicago Auto Show and one of the cars we saw unveiled is a new Chevrolet Camaro 1LE. The all-new, sixth-generation Camaro is already an impressive set of wheels straight out of the box. In fact, the car in its SS guise even took out our Best Car To Buy 2016...

  • 2017 Ram Power Wagon
    2017 Ram Power Wagon gets a newer, tougher face

    It may not have the speed of Ford Motor Company's [NYSE:F] F-150 Raptor, but the Ram Power Wagon is an impressive off-roader in its own right. And for the 2017 model year, Ram unveiled some upgrades for this big truck. The 2017 Ram Power Wagon, which debuted today at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show...

  • 2017 Dodge Durango
    Dodge Polishes 2016 Durango With Metallic Appearance Packages

    Following the debut of the Chrysler 200 and 300 Alloy Edition models, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles [NYSE:FCAU] is launching a couple of metallic special editions of the Dodge Durango. The new Brass Monkey and Anodized Platinum appearance packages change things up a little for Dodge's big SUV and...

  • 2017 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Worker
    Mercedes Brings Down Sprinter Van Price With Worker Model

    If you need a seriously big van for your business, Mercedes-Benz has an excellent option in the form of the Sprinter. But with a starting price up around $37,490, it’s a costly option, perhaps one too costly for those businesses just starting out. Mercedes brought out a more affordable option...

  • 2017 Ford Explorer XLT Sport Appearance Package
    Ford adds Sport Appearance Package to 2017 Explorer

    According to Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F], the top buying consideration for SUV shoppers is exterior appearance. That's probably true, but it's a bit sad that a vehicle with UTILITY right in its name doesn't have its performance capabilities in that top spot. Regardless, it makes sense then that...

  • 2017 Chevrolet Camaro 1LE testing at the Nürburgring

    This Thursday, February 11, is the first day of the 2016 Chicago Auto Show and according to a new report one of the cars we’ll see unveiled on the day is a new Chevrolet Camaro 1LE. Yes, you read that correctly. One of your favorite cars at the moment, in fact, our Best Car To Buy 2016, could be about to get even better. According to Automotive News (subscription required), the Camaro 1LE will share the stage with an updated version of the Trax subcompact crossover, as well as the Colorado and Silverado pickups wearing some new colors. ALSO SEE: It's Time To Attack The Track In The...

  • 2016 Chrysler 300S Alloy Edition
    2016 Chrysler 200 And 300 Get Alloy Edition Treatment

    Chrysler 200 and 300 fans can look forward to special Alloy Edition versions of both cars being added to the lineup for the 2016 model year. The special edition treatment delivers a bolder appearance for the 200S and 300S variants by adding a number of visual tweaks along with available...

  • Alleged 2017 Nissan Armada - Image via Titan XD Forum
    Nissan Armada To Return As Rebadged Patrol?

    Nissan is expected to return to the full-size SUV segment this year with a new Armada, the previous version of which bowed out of the market after the 2015 model year. It’s not clear what form the new Armada will take but there are rumors it may be a rebadged version of the Patrol sold...

  • 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 All Terrain X
    2016 GMC Sierra All Terrain X Special Edition Launched

    Buyers of GMC’s Sierra lineup of pickups looking for a little extra off-road capability can look forward to the new Sierra All Terrain X. The special edition truck goes on sale this spring, as a 2016 model. The special edition is based on the latest Sierra 1500 4WD crew cab with SLT trim and...

  • 2017 Kia Niro spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2017 Kia Niro Spy Shots

    Kia has confirmed it will unveil a new dedicated hybrid model called the Niro at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show on next month. The automaker has been dropping a number of teaser shots in the lead up to the reveal but our spy shots give us a good idea of what the vehicle will be like out on the road...

  • Kia Niro 'hybrid utility vehicle' teaser shot
    Kia Niro Teased Ahead Of 2016 Chicago Auto Show

    Kia’s new dedicated hybrid that we recently spied testing in Europe has been confirmed for a debut at next month’s 2016 Chicago Auto Show. The vehicle will be called a Niro and today Kia dropped a few teaser shots. The Korean automaker is calling the Niro a “hybrid utility...

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