2018 Chicago Auto Show Preview (#CAS18)

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  1. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    [​IMG] The Windy City is host to another annual onslaught of cars, trucks, SUVs… Despite the Chicago winter, it is always a comfortable 70 degrees inside. ;)

    Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – Jan. 23, 2018

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    The Chicago Auto Show has run almost continuously since 1901. Now in its 110th year, it will once again focus on the consumer as the nation’s largest consumer-oriented Auto show with more than 1.1 million sq. ft. of floor space harboring almost 1,000 new vehicles.

    It is estimated that over 1,000,000 Chicagoan's will escape the dreary winter conditions outside with a visit to the famous McCormick Place overlooking Lake Michigan to see and in some cases drive the latest OEM offerings as well as see concepts that “could” reach dealership showrooms in the not to distant future. In addition, attendees can drive some of these same vehicles on short outdoor drive loops or on specially designed off-road tracks, straight-line performance loops, and receive an overview of the latest technology with an expert within this thing we call the automobile.

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    We have come a long way since the shows first year.​

    The Media Preview for the 2018 Chicago Auto Show will kick off on the morning of Thursday Feb. 8 at 08:00 AM with the Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA) breakfast. MAMA President Jill Ciminillo announcing the MAMA Family Vehicle of the Year Award, and introducing the 2018 Chicago Auto Show kickoff keynote speaker Thomas Doll, President and COO of Subaru of America.

    At noon, The Economic Club of Chicago returns to host a luncheon featuring guest speaker Hinrich Woebcken, VW President and CEO of VW North American Region. He will surely discuss the brands global sales leadership and near-term plans regarding the brands massive electrification platform release schedule!

    Along with these two successful automotive leader’s presentations, the Chicago Auto Show will feature many manufacturer-related press events, including firm commitments for 20 world introductions

    The Media Preview runs two days, Feb. 8 and 9th, with an expected 20 new vehicle introductions. Last year’s show saw 3,500 journalists representing 1.500 outlets and over 1,000 social media influencers attend. Five half and full hour local TV Specials generated even more interest. This year is no different.

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    Public Show Dates: Feb. 10th - 19th

    Tickets:

    Adults: $13
    Seniors (62+): $7
    Children (7 - 12): $7
    Children (0 - 6): Free

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    The Chicago Auto Show Globe again welcomes media and consumer to experience and enjoy the automobile as we know it today and tomorrow.​
     
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  2. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    New Toyota Off-Road Rigs Ready for the Windy City

    Toyota will unleash its next batch of trail-ready 4-wheelers on February 8th, 9 a.m. CST, at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show.

    Get your front-row access here: Toyota at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show

    Wayne
     
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  3. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    New Toyota Off-Road Rigs, All-New Avalon and More Than 50 Vehicles Featured at Chicago Auto Show

    New Toyota off-road rigs will be featured at this year’s Chicago Auto Show. The trucks and SUV will be on display alongside the all-new 2019 Avalon and more than 50 vehicles in Toyota’s exhibit at Chicago’s McCormick Place from February 10-19.

    The next batch of trail-ready four wheelers will be unveiled February 8 at 9 a.m. CST. You can view the presentation live here: Toyota at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show.

    2019 Toyota Avalon

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    The all-new Avalon which debuted at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, will be on display, as well as the FT-4X concept, one-of-a-kind NASCAR Camry designs, the Chicago Speedway Pace Car and two 4Runners wrapped with the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox logos.

    The Toyota FT-4X Concept or “Future Toyota”—Four Wheel Drive Crossover—is a modern toolbox for today’s city driver. The vehicle was designed by Toyota’s Calty Design Research, Inc. in Newport Beach, California and inspired by Toyota’s iconic adventure vehicles.

    Several concepts unveiled at the 2017 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show will also be on display, including the NASCAR driver designed Camrys. NASCAR Drivers Martin Truex Jr., Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin and Daniel Suarez each created a Camry that further elevates the new model’s cutting-edge design and enhanced performance. The championship Camry driven by No. 78 Truex Jr. will also be on display.

    Visitors can take part in a variety of activations, such getting their picture taken near the Olympic-wrapped RAV4 with a 180-degree bullet-time camera to celebrate the upcoming Olympic and Paralympic Games, as part of Toyota’s multi-year sponsorship. Images are turned into a GIF that attendees can share across social media. Also on display will be the Hiring Our Heroes truck to support the program aimed at giving veterans and military spouses the personal branding tools needed to transition into jobs in civilian life. In addition, guests can experience the benefits of Entune and the Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) through interactive displays and virtual reality.

    Show visitors don’t want to miss Toyota’s “Camry Thrill Ride” indoor drive experience, which has become one of the Chicago Auto Show’s must-see attractions annually. Located next to the Toyota exhibit, the Camry Thrill Ride is open February 10-18 during show hours. Guests are encouraged to discover the new Toyota Camry XSE V6 during a thrilling experience around a closed course led by professional drivers. The experience puts consumers into an unexpectedly thrilling drive course, showing off all the surprising fun the new Camry XSE offers. Families with small children will need to provide their own child seat if they wish to have their children ride along. Each drive participant will receive a free Toyota-branded beanie.
     
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  4. A big shout out and thank you to the Steel Market Development Institute! I won a Yeti cooler at the show and it was delivered today
     

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  5. BillLin

    BillLin MASS: 2018 Bolt EV and 2017 Prime

    From Real Racing 3. Good performing car without any mods. :)

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