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    Amidst the east coast's snowpocalypse, which midwesterners simply call "winter," the 2010 Chicago Auto Show is gearing up today for what's going to be a meager showing. Far from its once-glamorous splendor, this year's Chicago show is compacted to what amounts to two half-days with only a handful of new cars. But between brawny muscle cars and high-tech hybrid concepts, there's still enough to sink ones teeth into. 2011 Shelby GT500 Unveiled on Monday with a new aluminum-block, 550-horsepower supercharged 5.4-liter V-8 engine and upgrades to its aerodynamic and SVT performance packages, the...

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    2010 Chicago Auto Show: 2011 Ford Edge

    Today at the 2010 Chicago Auto Show the all-new 2011 Ford Edge crossover made its debut, along with the new Edge Sport model. Both come packed with class-leading technology and a range of new powertrains, which should see them maintain the Edge's top-selling position in the mid-size crossover...

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    2010 Chicago Auto Show Preview: Challenger Goes Fuchsia, Chrysler Shows Mobile TV

    The 2010 Chicago Auto Show is going to be a neurasthenic and tech-laden event for Chrysler, as they key exhibits will feature the 2010 Dodge Challenger SRT8 and R/T in Furious Fuchsia and Chrysler's live mobile TV service now available in eight 2010 model-year vehicles. Challenger fans will...

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    2010 Chicago Auto Show Preview: Kia Ray Plug-In Hybrid Concept

    With a stable full of fresh new production cars, Kia is planning a new design concept for the 2010 Chicago Auto Show, which kicks off next week. The Kia Ray plug-in hybrid concept offers a preview of how Kia will package its developing plug-in hybrid technology, and this second teaser gives us a...

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    2010 Chicago Auto Show Preview: 2011 Ford Edge To Get Four-Cylinder EcoBoost

    Since its birth in 2006, the Ford Edge has only been available with the 3.5-liter Duratec V-6 engine, but that's about to change at the 2010 Chicago Auto Show with the introduction of Ford's first application of the four-cylinder EcoBoost engine in the updated 2011 Ford Edge. Powered by the...

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    2011 BMW Alpina B7 Sedan Preview

    With the 536-horsepower twin-turbo V-12 BMW 760i already in the lineup, a dedicated performance model might seem superfluous. But what the 2011 BMW Alpina B7 Sedan lacks in power--which isn't much--it more than makes up in hard-driving capability. Power for the 2011 version of the sedan comes from...

  • 2010 Acura TSX V6

    Acura teased us back at February’s Chicago Auto Show with a new V6-powered version of its TSX sports sedan, and now the car is finally ready to go sale as part of the automaker’s updated 2010 lineup. The midsize sedan picks up Acura’s familiar 3.5L V6 from its TL and RL siblings, which in the TSX is rated at 280hp (209kW). To handle the extra power, the car has also been updated with stiffer suspension and new control setting for Acura's Sequential SportShift 5-speed automatic transmission with F1-style paddle shifters. The V6 TSX also sports unique five-spoke 18in aluminum...

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    Ford releases new high-res Taurus SHO photos, configurator alongside launch event

    The 2010 Ford Taurus SHO launch event is currently underway, and driving impressions are still under wraps for a few days yet but Ford has seen fit to let our eyes feast on a new set of high-res photos of the forced-induction family sedan with a mean streak. The AWD, twin-turbo 365hp EcoBoost V6...

  • 2009 Nissan Cube Krom edition
    Nissan prices Cube lineup, starts at $13,990, Krom from $19,360

    Nissan has announced base pricing for the all-new Cube minicar earlier this month, starting at $13,990. Now it has revealed pricing for the full line, including the special-edition Krom, which starts at $19,360. Four variants of the Cube will be sold, dubbed the Cube 1.8, Cube 1.8 S, Cube 1.8 SL...

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    Hyundai shows off 460hp 4.6L supercharged Tau V8 at Chicago Auto Show

    The Equus large sedan just received a new dose of teasing ahead of its South Korean release later this month, and if it weren't for the 7-series rival's existence, the 4.6L supercharged Tau V8 on display in Chicago might not make much sense. Such a beefy engine would definitely enliven the Genesis...

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    2009 Mazda MX-5 makes North American debut at Chicago Auto Show

    Fresh from its de facto split from Ford, Mazda is moving forward with the final touches on its 2009 lineup. Most of the 2009 U.S. range was revealed in mid-2008, but the MX-5 facelift has been kept secret. Today Mazda has let the new car out into the open, with full specs, photos and pricing. The...

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    Lexus releases F-Sport Performance Accessories for GS and IS Convertible

    Lexus announced at today’s Chicago Auto Show that it will expand its F-Sport Performance Accessories line to include parts for the GS sedan, IS AWD, and the all-new IS C convertible. Previously the performance range was only applicable for the IS 250 and IS 350 sedans but Lexus has always...

  • 2010 dodge ram heavy duty 2500 3500 011

    Though big, heavy trucks may not offer the road-going safety their image projects, they do offer utility that no other vehicle can approach. That's especially true of the larger, commercially-sized trucks like the new 2010 Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500, unveiled today at the 2009 Chicago Auto Show. Key among the new features to the Ram Heavy Duty (HD) line, include a first-ever optional crew cab. Available powerplants include a 6.7L Cummins turbodiesel rated at 350hp (261kW) and 650lb-ft (881Nm) of torque. The big diesel is also 50-state emissions compliant, and is fitted with a standard exhaust...

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    Chevrolet unveils Corvette Stingray Concept as part of Transformers movie car debut

    Today General Motors revealed details on the upcoming Chevrolet-branded Autobots "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" movie. Making their debuts at the 2009 Chicago Auto Show are Bumblebee, a Camaro-based Autobot, Sideswipe (Corvette Stingray Concept) and Skids/Mudflap (Chevy Beat concept). The...

  • 2010 Kia Forte Sedan
    U.S.-spec Kia Forte debuts at Chicago Auto Show

    Kia’s new Forte sedan has been on sale in South Korea since August of last year but the car is just making its North American debut, launching today at the Chicago Auto Show. The Forte draws heavily on the styling of the recently revealed Kia Koup concept and features a new, edgier look...

  • 2010 Ford Taurus SHO
    Ford revives performance sedan heritage with 2010 Taurus SHO

    Fast factory versions of frumpy family sedans are nothing new - they've been around almost as long as the industry has - but few really capture the mind of the auto enthusiast like the Ford Taurus SHO (Super High Output) did during the 1990s. Perhaps because it was one of the few American takes on...

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    Mazda MX-5 celebrates 20th Anniversary this week

    Just a few weeks ago the first photos of the upcoming U.S. version of the 2009 Mazda MX-5 facelift broke cover ahead of its impending Chicago Auto Show debut. The reveal of the car in the U.S. is timely, since this week in 1989 saw the unveiling of the very first Miata at the very same auto show...

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    Ford reveals 2010 Harley-Davidson F-150 ahead of Chicago Auto Show debut

    Ford will use this week’s Chicago Auto Show to debut a new Harley-Davidson edition of its F-150 pickup truck. Coming in as a 2010 model, the special edition truck receives a new front fascia and grille along with an updated interior and model-specific ornamentation. The Harley-Davidson F-150...

  • Subaru Impreza WRX STI Travis Pastrana edition

    Subaru may no longer be a competitor in the World Rally Championship (WRC) but the carmaker is still showing its support for rallying with the unveiling of a one-of-a-kind Impreza WRX STI. The special edition model has been designed for Subaru’s factory rally driver Travis Pastrana and it is set to be on display at this week’s Chicago Auto Show. Subaru worked closely with Pastrana to create a brilliant yellow "199" liveried WRX STI to commemorate his third consecutive Rally America National Championship. Motorsport workshop Vermont SportsCar also worked on the car, using an array...

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    Scion announces tC Release Series 5.0 pricing

    The Release Series of limited-edition Scions gets another member this year as the tC Release Series 5.0 (tC RS 5.0) joins the ranks. The car will be unveiled February 11 at the 2009 Chicago Auto Show, one year after the debut of its predecessor, the tC RS 4.0. Pricing of the new car checks in at...

  • 2010 Ford Transit Connect
    Ford unveils global-engineered Transit Connect van, electric version coming in 2010

    We rarely cover news about commercial vehicles on this site but Ford’s new 2010 Transit Connect has some significance as it is the first of a new range of globally designed and engineered vehicles being brought over to the U.S. market. Aimed at small business users, the Transit Connect is a...

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    Trio of customized Suzuki Equator pickups headed to Chicago Auto Show

    At next month’s 2009 Chicago Auto Show Suzuki will unveil a trio of customized Equator pickup trucks co-developed with three different off-road and lifestyle magazines. The first vehicle from the lineup has already been revealed in the form of the Truckin' Equator, which has been fitted with...

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    Nissan dealers to skip Detroit show at company's request

    Industry cutbacks, especially in the areas of advertising and marketing, are taking more and more visible forms as carmakers such as Nissan decide to skip major shows such as the 2009 Detroit Auto Show. Previously, though the company itself had decided to pull out of the show, local Detroit-area...

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    Nissan dealers to fill corporate shoes at Detroit Auto Show

    Despite Nissan's widely-publicized withdrawal from the 2009 Detroit Auto Show, a cadre of local dealers will bring cars to exhibit in the hopes of boosting sales. The typical car-show role of flaunting new wares was abandoned this year by the corporate decision makers as a money-saving measure...

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