Showing posts in the category of Chicago Auto Show

BMW Launches M Performance Parts for 2014 X5 in the U.S.A.


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Only a few months after announcing the M Performance parts and accessories program for the new 2014 X5 SUV, BMW has made them available to buyers in the United States.

The 2014 Chicago Auto Show in 225 Photos


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Welcome to our visual tour of the 106th edition of what is one of the oldest motoring gatherings in the United States, the Chicago Auto Show, which we covered for the better part of last week.

Honda's Forza Motorsport Civic Si Revealed at the Chicago Auto Show


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The winning entry from the Forza Motorsport Civic Si Design Contest has made the transition from the virtual world to the real world at the Chicago Auto Show. The one-off Civic Si Coupe is among the first vehicles to feature a design from the Forza Motorsport community, with its virtual version to be available for Forza Motorsport 5 on Xbox One as part of the new Honda Legends Car Pack.

Mopar-Kitted Chrysler 200S Flaunts Fresh Goods at Chicago Auto Show


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You may recall that, along with the world premiere of the regular 2015 Chrysler 200, the Pentastar brand also trotted out a lightly customized version of the car fitted with Mopar accessories at the Detroit motor show last month.

In Chicago, Chrysler's in-house tuner added more parts to the same Lunar White Pearl Tri-coat colored 200S, including a body package containing side sills, a chin spoiler, and a rear fascia valance.

Hyundai's Underwhelming Chicago Show Debut is the Veloster RE:FLEX Edition


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Nothing to see people, move along… Nevertheless, if you must know what Hyundai was babbling about last week when it announced the premiere of a new addition to the Veloster range at the Chicago Auto Show, it's the "RE:FLEX" limited edition trim level that will go on sale in the States this Spring.

Our First Video Look at the New 2015 Subaru Legacy


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Obviously, Subaru knew what it was doing by choosing the 2014 Chicago Auto Show for the presentation of the all-new 2015 Legacy, as it is the most, if not the only important world premiere at the McCormick Place. Whether all this attention from the press will place a positive spin on the Legacy, remains to be seen.

We've talked a lot about the new Legacy and shared all the initial details as well as a host of photos, but one thing we didn’t have until now were videos.

Nissan Tempts Chicagoans with Customized NV200 Taxi


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Nissan would like Chicago to adopt its NV200 Taxi and in order to make it look more convincing, the Japanese applied a green and white paint scheme – a modern take on a historically popular Chicago taxi color.

Volvo Debuts Hot Polestar Models at Chicago Motor Show, 120 Coming to US


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Volvo really wants to claw back some of the sporty image it had in the age when turbocharging a production car was still thought of as a novelty, and for that reason it’s painted a bunch of its cars a striking blue, made them wider, more powerful and all-wheel driven.

They call these models Polestar, after the company’s in house tuning partner and have now brought them to the Chicago motor show to preview them before they go on sale in the States beginning June 2014.

New 2015 Subaru Legacy in All its Official and Detailed Glory [61 Photos]


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The general conscious on the all-new 2015 Subaru Legacy that is making its world premiere at the Chicago Auto Show seems to be that, while the crispier design is a welcome change over the more bloated styling of the model it replaces, it's disappointing that the Japanese firm wasn't bold enough to stick closer to the well-received concept from the 2013 LA show.

But it is what it is and you can freely voice your thoughts and opinions about the new Legacy in the comments below, as we delve into the technical details about the car that were released today.

Nissan Puts a 200HP Cummins Diesel on the Frontier, Wants to Know What You Think


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Nissan has unveiled the Frontier Diesel Runner Powered by Cummins at the Chicago Auto Show, a project truck created to estimate consumer interest in a next-generation diesel-powered Frontier.

Toyota Reveals All-New TRD Pro Series of Off-Roaders and Trucks


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Toyota Racing Development (TRD) is celebrating its 35 anniversary on US soil at the Chicago motor show. They’ve also chosen the venue to launch more aggressively-tuned off road variants of Tundra, Tacoma and 4Runner. They feature special TRD performance parts that make all of them better at covering fairly uneven ground at speed.

New Sportier-Trimmed 2015 Nissan Note SR Arrives in Chicago


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No, no, Nissan hasn't decided to really heat up the latest generation of its Note hatchback; instead, it relies on a new and sportier-flared trim named SR to spice up interest in the car for the 2015MY, which is making its debut at the Chicago Auto Show along with another new grade, the SL.

2015 Kia Soul EV Debuts in Chicago with Up to 100 Miles of Real-World Range [w/Videos]


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Kia has finally revealed its first series-production electric vehicle to be sold in the U.S., the Soul EV. Debuting at the Chicago Auto Show, the Kia Soul EV will go on sale in the third quarter of 2014, initially in states which have the largest EV markets and infrastructure: California, Oregon, New York, New Jersey and Maryland.

Kia Refreshes 2014 Optima Hybrid Sedan [w/Videos]


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You may recall that about a year ago, at the 2013 New York Auto Show, Kia released the subtly facelifted Optima sedan, and that while the Hybrid version of the series obtained an updated powertrain with less power (199hp instead of 206hp) but improved torque (from 195 to 235 lb-ft) and fuel economy, it forwent the cosmetic tweaks.

SRT Debuts Satin Vapor Edition Models for 300, Challenger and Charger in Chicago


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The SRT brand is expanding its 2014 vehicle lineup with new Satin Vapor Editions of its Chrysler 300 SRT, Dodge Challenger SRT and Dodge Charger SRT models. Despite having the same name, the three new special editions unveiled at the Chicago Auto Show sport features that are tailored to the individual design and personality of each of the three SRT models.

Chevrolet's New 2015 City Express Van Looks Familiar, Doesn't It…


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Chevrolet has chosen the Chicago motor show to detail its new City Express commercial vehicle. Essentially a rebadged Nissan NV200, the new Chevy van “offers a smaller, more efficient choice for businesses that don’t need the cargo volume or other capabilities of a full-size van,” according to Ed Peper, US vice president of GM Fleet and Commercial.

2015 Ford F-150 Arrives in Chicago Equipped to Remove Snow


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Ford is visiting the Chicago auto show with an all-new F-150 equipped with a snowplow prep option, available for all cab configurations - Regular, SuperCab and SuperCrew. A welcome addition, some may say, given the recent harsh weather in the Northeast.

Chevy Reveals Gasoline- or CNG-Fueled 2015 Silverado


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Current US gas prices are such that a gallon of gasoline is 62 percent more expensive than compressed natural gas (or CNG, a resource which has mostly run out in accessible pockets and is now exploited almost exclusively by perilous shale fracturing more commonly known as fracking – it therefore has the potential to be far more polluting than the regular culprits).

This is the Black Widow's Corvette Stingray from 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'


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Yes, yes we know GM is blatantly promoting its automotive goods in yet another Hollywood blockbuster movie, this time, in the upcoming second installment of Captain America dubbed "The Winter Soldier". However, you have to admit, Scarlett Johansson, who reprises her role as sexy Russian spy Natasha Romanoff or Black Widow, does look good in the blacked-out Corvette Stingray.

We Compare the 2015 Subaru Legacy to its Conceptual Brethren


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How many of you were pleasantly surprised today to find out that Citroën's production C4 Cactus compact crossover stayed true to the original concept we saw last year- or if you prefer, the fact that the French thought of the box?

Now, raise your hands if similar thoughts crossed your mind when you saw the first photos of the all-new 2015 Subaru Legacy; anyone?