Chicago Auto Show

  • 2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI, Chicago Auto Show, Feb 2012

    You had to look closely to see what made it special, but the white Beetle on Volkswagen's stand at the Chicago Auto Show had three chrome letters on the liftgate that gave it all away: TDI. That's VW's name for its diesel models, and the car on display was actually the first official U.S. showing of the 2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI, which will go on sale later this year. It's fitted with the familiar 140-hp 2.0-liter turbocharged diesel that's also seen in the Volkswagen Jetta TDI and Golf TDI. It puts out a useful 236 pound-feet of torque, and can be paired with either a six-speed manual...

  • 2013 Nissan 370Z
    2013 Nissan 370Z Live Gallery: 2012 Chicago Auto Show

    It may seem like just yesterday that the 370Z replaced the 350Z, but it's been three years--time for a mid-cycle refresh. For the 2013 370Z, it's a very, very mild one, as revealed today at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show. The most noticeable changes are the removal of the controversial "fangs"--small...

  • 2013 GMC Acadia Denali introduction, Chicago Auto Show, Feb 2012
    2013 GMC Acadia Live Photos: 2012 Chicago Auto Show

    Earlier this morning GMC revealed the refreshed 2013 Acadia crossover. With a bold new grille up front, and a slightly altered rear-end, the large people mover is ready to take on the competition in an ever growing segment. Remember the GMC Sierra All Terrain Concept? Well the new grille is almost...

  • 2012 Kia Optima SX Limited
    2012 Kia Optima SX Limited Live Photos: 2012 Chicago Auto Show

    Kia is introducing a new, high-end version of it's Optima sedan, dubbed the Optima SX Limited.

  • Kia Track'ster Concept
    Kia Track'ster Concept Live Photos: 2012 Chicago Auto Show

    Kia's impressive Track'ster concept appears to be equal parts Kia Soul and WRC car.

  • 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Convertible
    2013 Ford Shelby GT500 Convertible Live Photos: 2012 Chicago Auto Show

    Ford is launching the all-new 2013 Shelby GT500 convertible at this week's Chicago Auto Show

  • The 2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata Special Edition

    The 2012 Mazda MX-5 Special Edition power retractable hard top model debuts at this week's Chicago Auto Show.

  • 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT, Chicago Auto Show, Feb 2012
    2013 Hyundai Elantra GT Live Photos: 2012 Chicago Auto Show

    With the sporty and stylish Elantra Coupe on the stage, you might be wondering if the more practical 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT is getting any attention. If you're a hatch-head, after all, it's the one you're interested in. Though the Elantra's styling themes, introduced with the sedan, translate well...

  • 2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe, Chicago Auto Show, Jan 2012
    2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe Live Photos: 2012 Chicago Auto Show

    Today is a big day in the Windy City for Hyundai, as two new versions of the Elantra have been unveiled. The sporty-looking Elantra Coupe in particular is drawing eyes. These live photos show it looks as good in person as it does in the polished official shots. The two-door version of the Elantra...

  • Kia Track'Ster Concept
    Kia Track'ster Concept: 2012 Chicago Auto Show

    With its Soul, Kia already has one of the most distinctive small-car designs on the market. But what if you were to chop a couple of doors, widen the body, install a turbocharged engine and all sorts of other upgrades? That seems to be exactly the idea behind Kia's Track'ster Concept at the 2012...

  • 2013 GMC Acadia
    2013 GMC Acadia First Look: 2012 Chicago Auto Show

    The GMC Acadia has been on the market for five years, and at long last, GM has an updated version coming for the new model year. Now, GMC has revealed the refreshed 2013 Acadia at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show. Up front the Acadia gains a new three-bar grille and LED daytime running lights with a more...

  • 2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe
    2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe debuts at 2012 Chicago auto show

    We’ve known about a sporty coupe version of the award-winning Hyundai Elantra for a while now, with even some spy shots of the car appearing last November. Hyundai has now taken the wraps off its two-door Elantra, with the car making its official world debut this week at the 2012 Chicago Auto...

  • 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT

    A sporty coupe wasn’t the only new Elantra variant Hyundai had planned for this week’s 2012 Chicago Auto Show. The South Korean automaker has also used the event to unveil its new 2013 Elantra GT, a practical five-door hatch version of the award-winning Elantra sedan. The new 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT is scheduled to hit showrooms this summer where it will compete with the likes of the Ford Focus, Mazda Mazda3, and the Volkswagen Golf. Hyundai is keen to stress that the Elantra GT shares much in common with its European cousin, the i30, and also boasts that it is the lightest...

  • 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Convertible
    2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Convertible Drops Top In Chicago

    The 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Convertible packs a 650-horsepower supercharged 5.8-liter V-8 and has a confirmed top speed in excess of 200 mph.

  • 2013 Acura RDX
    2013 Acura RDX Debuts At The 2012 Chicago Auto Show

    Just a month ago, the 2013 Acura RDX Concept was unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show. Today, ahead of its official debut at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show, Acura has lifted the veil on the production version. As you might expect, it is very similar to the concept. As the second generation of Acura's...

  • 2012 Acura ILX 2.4
    2013 Acura ILX Preview: 2012 Chicago Auto Show

    At January's 2012 Detroit Auto Show, Acura showed off a thinly-veiled sedan concept dubbed the ILX Concept. Now, just a month later, it's revealing the production version of the ILX compact sedan at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show. Based on the Civic, the new ILX is Acura's competitor for cars like the...

  • 2013 Nissan 370Z
    2013 Nissan 370Z Preview: 2012 Chicago Auto Show

    Nissan's 370Z coupe and convertible receive a mild update for the 2013 model year, and the updates are on display at this year's Chicago auto show. A new front fascia features LED daytime running lights. Nissan has ditched the controversial "fangs" on the front end for a cleaner overall appearance...

  • Second teaser for 2012 Kia Track-ster Concept
    Kia Track'ster Concept Teased Again Ahead Of Chicago Auto Show

    Kia is preparing to wow audiences at this month’s 2012 Chicago Auto Show with a new hot hatch concept based on its popular Soul. A second teaser for the new concept, which will go by the name Kia Track’ster, has been released today, revealing the rear end of the sporty three-door...

  • 2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata Special Edition

    The Mazda MX-5 Miata is getting a bit long in the tooth, having been on the market, though with a few significant upgrades, for nearly seven years. To keep customers interested, the company has released a number of special-edition models. The latest is an appearance package for the PRHT (power retractable hard top) model, and it looks pretty smart if you ask us. The color scheme is a simple monochrome black-on-white in the example image, but the 2012 MX-5 Miata Special Edition will be available in one other exclusive color not yet revealed. The white on the preview car is called Crystal White...

  • 2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI
    2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI Preview: 2012 Chicago Auto Show

    The 2012 Chicago Auto Show is just under a week away from its press day opening, but Volkswagen is heating up expectations with its new Beetle TDI. The oil-burning clean diesel Bug promises 29 mpg city and 39 mpg highway--all wrapped in the Beetle's new look. Following the 2.5-liter and Turbo...

  • 2013 Toyota Land Cruiser (European model pictured)
    2013 Toyota Land Cruiser To Debut In Chicago

    Toyota will show its 2013 Land Cruiser at the upcoming Chicago Auto Show, and inventory should hit dealers by month end.

  • Pietro Gorlier shows off the Mopar '12 300
    Mopar Celebrates 75th Anniversary With Four Custom Vehicles

    Mopar is turning 75 this year, and to celebrate, it's showing custom versions of the Chrysler 300, the Fiat 500, the Jeep Compass and the Dodge Dart.

  • 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
    Report Says Chevrolet Might Launch Special-Edition Camaros Twice A Year

    According to Autoblog, Chevrolet will continue to crank out different editions of the Camaro. There's the ZL1 top-dog, of course, and a still-rumored Z28 could still hit showrooms along with perhaps a slightly-more fuel-efficient V-6 model. Other special editions we could see this year? An edition...

  • Audi's TT RS at the Chicago Auto Show
    2012 Audi TT RS Makes U.S. Debut At 2011 Chicago Auto Show

    We’ve known that the awesome Audi TT RS--and its RS5 big brother--would be making it to the U.S. in 2011 for some time now, and at this past week’s 2011 Chicago Auto Show the TT RS finally made its local debut. Unfortunately, there are still no plans to bring over the Roadster version...

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