Auto Show Post-Apocalyptic Survival Vehicle Threat Level Downgraded To…

The Chicago Auto Show's normally a reliable home for new post-apocalyptic survival vehicles. This year it seems the threat of apocalypse has been downgraded from red to orange because there just aren't that many new offerings. » 2/12/10 2:00pm 2/12/10 2:00pm

The Saddest Display In Chicago

Normally, when a car company puts a trophy case on the show floor it serves to display their product's latest accolades and accomplishments. This Viper trophy case is half-full of awards from the late 90's. Chrysler: the Cubs of automakers. » 2/11/10 2:00pm 2/11/10 2:00pm

This Is The Best Button Ever

Pressing the "Party Mode" button boosts the stereo's bass and pushes the equalization to the back speakers, thus facilitating the party atmosphere surrounding your Toyota 4Runner. Not a bad idea if you could get anyone to ride in your Toyota. » 2/11/10 1:20pm 2/11/10 1:20pm

Four-Cylinder Ecoboost Confirmed In Explorer, Hinted For Focus

Ford confirmed rumors a new Ecoboost four-cylinder will be the fuel economy offering for the new, more car-like 2011 Ford Explorer. More exciting, though, is they're not exactly being coy about dropping it into the 2011 Focus. Hurray! » 2/11/10 12:30pm 2/11/10 12:30pm

The Oshkosh M-ATV Is Friggin' HUGE

The Oshkosh M-ATV is the shiny new toy in the US military's wheeled vehicle fleet, just trickling into Afghanistan now to replace up-armored Humvees. We just got our first look at the thing and it's staggeringly huge in every way. » 2/11/10 11:00am 2/11/10 11:00am

Cowabunga! Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle's VW Bus

They say the camera adds ten pounds and this Turtle Van seems to prove it adds heft and somehow disguises the VW bus hiding underneath. This comes via the Volo Auto Museum's Chicago display and it's very weird. » 2/11/10 9:30am 2/11/10 9:30am

The Honda Odyssey Concept Is Plain Vanilla

The kiddy-drawings of the Honda Odyssey Concept were way off, though the ice-cream cannon probably splattered the whole thing in inoffensive vanilla. The less tarted-up version will hit production this fall and get 19/28MPG fuel economy sans rocket engines. » 2/10/10 3:30pm 2/10/10 3:30pm

Somewhere Under This Media Frenzy Is The New Toyota Avalon

The 2011 Toyota Avalon debuted at the Chicago Auto Show just now, but you'd never know it given the frothing hordes of reporters pinning Toyota of the America President Bob Carter against the car and bludgeoning him with recall questions. » 2/10/10 12:45pm 2/10/10 12:45pm

Nissan 370Z 40th Anniversary Bows With Dastun 240Z, GT-R Lurking Behind

The Nissan 370Z 40th Anniversary Edition has bowed on the floor of the Chicago Auto Show accompanied by the fabulous Datsun 240Z. Also, the Nissan GT-R tagged along and asked if it could join the cool kids club. » 2/10/10 10:30am 2/10/10 10:30am

Electric Fiat 500 Elettra Pokes Nose Out From Vintage Camo Cover

Here's a first glimpse of the Fiat 500 Elettra, the long-touted electric version of the Fiat 500. We spotted it with it's sexy nose poking out from under this cool vintage 500 car cover. » 2/10/10 9:30am 2/10/10 9:30am

2011 Chevrolet Silverado HD: Big Bowtie Finally Out-Guns Ford's Super…

Chevy's been getting its ass kicked by Ford's Super Duty pickups. Now the 2011 Chevy Silverado Heavy Duty finally boxes the frame, adds triple rate springs and offers a stupefying 20,000lb towing capacity thanks to the new Duramax diesel. » 2/10/10 12:00am 2/10/10 12:00am

2011 Ford Edge: There's Only So Many Ways To Re-Skin A Jellybean

Take the 2011 Lincoln MKX's upgrades: 3.7-liter V6, MyFord Touch and button-free interior. Now restyle it. That's the 2011 Ford Edge. The one noteworthy difference is it'll serve as the first application for new 2.0-liter Ecoboost. The rest? Eh. » 2/10/10 12:00am 2/10/10 12:00am

Kid's Honda Odyssey Concepts More Exciting Than Real Deal

A new Honda Odyssey Concept will debut at the Chicago Auto Show as a thinly veiled peek at the replacement for America's favorite minivan. These kid-created concept drawings are definitely more exciting. On-board cotton candy machine? Brilliant. » 2/09/10 10:30am 2/09/10 10:30am

Ford Transit Connect Taxi: Say Hello To The Next NYC Cab

Ford's got two new flavors of Transit Connect targeted squarely at the commercial market. One's an all-electric. The other's a customized Transit Connect running compressed natural gas or LPG for taxi fleets across the country — including New York City. » 2/09/10 12:00am 2/09/10 12:00am