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  • 2012 Volkswagen Jetta GLI

    The built-for-North America 2011 Volkswagen Jetta has disappointed some, but the GLI should cure most of what ails it. Replacing the budget torsion-beam rear suspension with a proper fully independent rear-end setup and adding a range of standard equipment, plus VW's 200-horsepower, 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder, the GLI is the Jetta we should have had from the start. Supporting the turbo four-cylinder is a choice of a six-speed manual or paddle-shift DSG gearbox, a "track tuned" suspension, XDS cross differential system to limit inside wheel spin, and four-wheel disc brakes with floating red...

  • 2012 Buick Regal with eAssist
    Video: All 2012 Buick Regals To Get Standard Touchscreen Interface

    The launch event for the 2012 Buick Regal with eAssist is going on right now in Chicago, and our man Joel Feder is on the scene. The video below is the first footage of the eAssist Regal's hybrid information screen, part of the touchscreen interface that will be standard on all 2012 Regals. The...

  • Suzuki motorized sofa
    Suzuki Shows Off Motorized Sofa In Chicago

    Suzuki is showing is lighter side at the Chicago Auto Show this year, with the unveiling of a motorized sofa. Spawned by the "Kizashi Kicks" ad campaign that takes aim at the Audi A4, the speedy seating arrangement is at least as cool as the Kizashi sedan. It's not nearly as quick, capable, or...

  • 2012 Shelby Mustang GT350 leaked images
    2012 Shelby GT350 Convertible Images Leaked Ahead Of Chicago Auto Show

    Shelby American has a small surprise in store for the 2011 Chicago Auto Show, but unfortunately, the cat is already out of the bag thanks to a setup worker at the show. Images posted to a fan forum reveal the car--though only in a blurry, low-res way. We'll still be looking forward to the official...

  • 2012 Acura TL teaser
    2012 Acura TL Teased Ahead Of 2011 Chicago Auto Show, Live Webcast Planned

    Acura announced last month that the 2012 Acura TL will debut in "newly refined" form at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show. Refined how? In styling and performance, according to Acura. Yesterday, we learned it will come with a live webcast of the reveal as well, allowing followers to see the refinement...

  • 2011 Toyota Matrix
    2011 Chicago Auto Show: 2011 Toyota Matrix

    The 2011 Toyota Matrix will be on display at the Chicago Auto Show this week, featuring a range of small updates and the same familiar Matrix face we've all come to know. Though it may underwhelm showgoers, the 2011 Matrix adds a new set of standard wheels and small interior redesigns for the...

  • 2011 Mazda MX-5 Special Edition

    Mazda's MX-5 Miata recently got some (rare) bad press from EVO's Chris Harris, but that's not nearly enough to put a crimp in the 900,000-unit model run's style. To celebrate the milestone delivery reached earlier this month, a new Special Edition of the car is on show in Chicago this week. Only 750 of the 2011 MX-5 Miata Special Edition cars will be built. Each features exclusive interior accents, including gray door trim and heated leather seats with gray stitching, a black leather-wrapped parking brake and steering wheel (both with more contrasting grey stitching), chrome accents on the...

  • 2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS Indianapolis 500 Pace Car
    2011 Chicago Auto Show: Chevrolet Promises Big News

    We know Chevrolet is showing off two cars at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show, and one is likely based on the Chevrolet Camaro platform. We're guessing that the long-awaited 2012 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 will bow, but anything could happen. Although all rumors and signs point in that direction, instead of...

  • 2012 Buick Regal with eAssist
    2011 Chicago Auto Show: 2012 Buick Regal With eAssist

    We first saw GM’s new-generation of ‘eAssist’ mild-hybrid technology in the 2012 Buick LaCrosse, where it is equipped as a standard feature on the base four-cylinder LaCrosse. Today GM is announcing that the 2012 Buick Regal will also come with eAssist, though it will be offered...

  • 2011 Hyundai Genesis sedan
    2012 Hyundai Genesis Facelift Set For 2011 Chicago Auto Show Debut

    The 2011 Chicago Auto Show is just a day away now and in its lead up we have news that a facelifted version of the award-winning Hyundai Genesis sedan will be unveiled in The Windy City. The information was revealed by the automaker’s U.S. chief, John Krafcik, who said the facelifted 2012...

  • 2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible
    New 2LS Camaro Model On The Way?

    In order to fight the fairly fuel-efficient V-6 Mustang--and perhaps as a way to offset any fuel-economy penalties from an upcoming Z28 model--it looks like Chevy might be readying a 2LS V-6 Camaro. According to GM Inside News, this car is already on the way and will be priced at $24,700. It will...

  • 2011 Chevrolet Camaro
    Chevrolet Planning Special-Trim 30-MPG 2LS Camaro?

    A report on an enthusiast site and numbers on the official EPA fuel economy site point toward a new Camaro model optimized to achieve 30 mpg highway. The current base V-6, automatic-equipped 2011 Camaro is rated at 29 mpg, so the gain isn't huge--just 1 mpg city and highway--but it's the round 30...

  • 2012 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 spy shots

    The 2011 Chicago Auto Show is just a few days away and in the lead up to the annual event the chief of GM’s North American division, Mark Reuss, has revealed some interesting tidbits. Speaking at this weekend’s National Automobile Dealers Association, Reuss said GM is planning to show off two new vehicles, one of which will be based on the Chevrolet Camaro platform. Describing the Camaro-based car, he said: "It will be fun." This particular model is almost certain to be the high-performance 2012 Chevrolet Camaro Z28, which has been spied testing for the past several months and is...

  • Hyundai Veloster rally car flies through the air
    Hyundai Veloster Race Car Launches Over Jump, Won't Land Until February 9

    The 2012 Hyundai Veloster was revealed in all its oddball three-door glory just last month at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show, but this photo hints at a coming rally car prototype, and given the timing, we expect it at the Chicago Auto Show. This is the first photo of the car as it flies over a jump on...

  • 2011 Lexus Project CT Concept by Five Axis
    2011 Chicago Auto Show Preview: Lexus Project CT By Five Axis

    Lexus is certainly going to great lengths to emphasize the sportiness of its upcoming hybrid hatchback, the all-new 2011 Lexus CT 200h. After previewing an F-Sport endowed concept version of the car at last year’s Sydney Motor Show, Lexus has now called upon longtime tuning partner Five Axis...

  • 2011 Buick Regal
    Report: Buick Regal Hybrid Coming To Chicago Auto Show

    Buick has yet to officially confirm the plans, but reports are breaking that the Buick Regal Hybrid will be on display at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show. Borrowing the eAssist hybrid system from the LaCrosse, the Regal Hybrid is expected to turn in 25 percent gains, reaching as high as 24 mpg city and...

  • 2001 Volkswagen Microbus concept
    The MA List: 6 Concept Cars That Cried Wolf!

    Concept cars are a mixed breed. Sometimes, they're the real thing slightly disguised, and sometimes they're way-off abstractions in the Tomorrowland vein. In a handful of cases, concept cars are annoying knock-offs of the boy who cried wolf, without the bit that makes the fairy tale appealing. You...

  • Kia Ray plug-in hybrid concept car, 2010 Chicago Auto Show
    2010 Chicago Auto Show: Kia Ray Plug-In Hybrid Concept Live Photos

    Powered by a newly-developed plug-in hybrid drivetrain, the Kia Ray plug-in hybrid concept unveiled today in Chicago puts a new face on green, and it's a face we'd like to see more of. Far from the often stodgy and dimly-hued hybrids that are in production today, the Ray brings a fresh, sporty feel...

  • 2011 Toyota Avalon

    The 2011 Toyota Avalon hit the Chicago show floor today, and though it's not what most people would call "inspired," it's a conservative, modern-looking sedan with a good selection of features and plenty of space inside. Will it be enough to get people over their Toyotaphobia following Acceleratorgate? Or will it simply be seen as a fresh coat of paint on the company's now-tarnished reliability rep? These live photos reveal a car with more presence than shows through in the clinical studio shots released with the car's announcement, but considering it's up against the likes of the Hyundai...

  • 2012 Delta Wing IndyCar race car concept
    2010 Chicago Auto Show: 2012 IndyCar DeltaWing concept

    The Indy Racing League's Dallara spec chassis is growing long in the tooth and tired in appearance, but it's due to be replaced by an all-new car unveiled today. Designed by a group of Indy execs, the Delta Wing's production will be outsourced to existing industry builders to produce a car that's...

  • Kia Ray Plug-in hybrid concept
    2010 Chicago Auto Show: Kia Ray Plug-In Hybrid Concept

    The latest plug-in hybrid concept from Kia reveals a sporty and futuristic look.

  • 2011 Honda Odyssey (concept)
    2010 Chicago Auto Show: Honda Odyssey Concept Live Photos

    The 2011 Honda Odyssey won't be out in production form until this fall, but the concept unveiled today in Chicago shows off a sleek, engaging new look that is expected to flavor the final version. These live images give a better feel for the vehicle's proportions than the studio shots revealed...

  • 2011 Ford Edge Sport
    2010 Chicago Auto Show: 2011 Ford Edge Live Photos

    The 2011 Ford Edge packs a new powertrain range and cutting-edge MyTouch infotainment system into an updated but familiar skin. These live images show the updated look fresh from the floor of the Chicago Auto Show, but we'll have to wait until we get our hands on one to tell you about the...

  • Honda Odyssey Concept
    2010 Chicago Auto Show: Honda Odyssey Concept

    The completely restyled Odyssey concept offers a hint at the next-gen Odyssey.

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