We didn’t send anyone to the Chicago Auto Show because, well, frankly, what’s the point? Detroit was just last month, we’re all still cold from that, and no automakers are revealing anything of substance in the Windy City. Well, almost nobody! Volkswagen may have revealed their fifth reborn-Microbus concept at…
We aren’t following the Chicago Auto Show too closely because it’s basically a showcase of “special edition” cars with new paint packages. However, Chrysler debuted the new BraunAbility Chrysler Pacifica, and believe me when I say it’s big news for drivers or family members with disabilities.
The updated 2018 Ford Mustang: is it good or is it bad? I can’t say. I haven’t seen it in person. But it’s on display at the Chicago Auto Show, and from that we got our closest look at the car yet. You decide whether it’s an improvement over the old car or not.
Did you know Kia has an “environmentally friendly sub-brand” called EcoDynamics? I didn’t either, and apparently that’s kind of the point of the new Niro. Being a “subtle hybrid” is the car’s main objective, but that’s actually not its coolest feature.
Meet the RENNtech-tuned Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Extreme: almost eight feet tall with 5,200 pounds of dumper payload capacity, and is that painted-on mud splatter I see?
By now you may be familiar with the 2016 Nissan Titan XD, a “hardcore light-duty” truck in between the half-ton and three-quarter-ton classifications. We knew a regular-sized half-ton version was coming, and here it is. I guess it’s “hardcore regular,” then?
Nissan’s enormous old-school truck-style SUV is back after a long hiatus; the 2017 Nissan Armada will basically be the peasant-spec Infinti QX80. Don’t count on it being “cheap,” but it sure looks sharp.
The 2015 Ram Laramie Limited is comfy as your favorite spot in the couch with the time-formed ass indent, but it'll never be as classy as this perfect original-spec 1961 Toyota Land Cruiser. Get closer to this preserved masterpiece in our gallery.
Just 1,200 2016 Hyundai Veloster Rally Edition cars will be produced, and as much as I love to crap on "special editions" I have to admit matte blue paint, legit RAYS wheels, and a B&M short-throw six-speed are pretty cool factory options.
Special Editions of the 2016 Toyota Corolla and its big brother the Camry have just dropped at the Chicago Auto Show. They come in bright colors with matched interior accents, and a subtle "SPORT" button on the dash to unlock "more aggressive driving dynamics." So, youths, are you in?!
They're gonna (grunt) make a (grrrr) new Honda Ridgeline and they say it's (muscle flex) gonna be a real pickup this time.
Mitsubishi VP Don Swearingen sat us down to say Mitsubishi is here to stay [proud and confident! read his teleprompter]. Then a couple dancing robots pulled the cover off the GC-PHEV: an insanely cool high-tech off-roader that just might make their brand cool again if they'd get the gall to make it happen.
The Nissan 370Z Nismo is a pretty hot sports car with a stiff chassis, 350 horsepower, and aggressive suspension. The Nismo Roadster concept takes that idea and tunes it for customers who just want to drive to their favorite coffee shop in Malibu; with an automatic transmission and convertible top.
Having set sales records every month for over two years, Honda is rewarding 2016 Acura RDX with a meaner face, more aggressive stance, and a few extra LEDs for good measure. The 3.5 V6 picks up more power and 1 MPG, complemented by a stiffened chassis meant to improve safety and handling.
The 2016 Honda Pilot is a linear continuation of the original SUV's mission; a safe, efficient manner in which to transport your family. This time they're adding a new engine, more gears, and way more power outlets.
With hype around the 2015 Jeep Renegade maxing out, Kia reckons it can come play with its own spin on the micro "off-roader" idea. The Kia Trail'ster concept has meaty cladding, a roll-back softtop, and a drivetrain that makes it a very interesting proposition, especially if you value efficiency over dirt driving.
[Meet the first 2016 Mazda Miata with BBS wheels, a factory aero kit, and Brembo brakes. Looks sweeeeeeeeet. Photo: Mazda]
The Ford GT was the most delightful, pleasant, and AMERICAN surprise of the Detroit Auto Show. Today at the Chicago Auto Show, it has emerged that the Ford GT will be built, and it'll be built in Canada. This is excellent news, eh?