The Car Coach Lauren Fix and Paul Brian give us an overview of the Chicago Auto Show 2016.
Taking center stage at the Chicago Auto Show 2016 will be more than 20 vehicles that made their world debut during the Media Preview this week including the Kia Niro, Ram Power Wagon, Nissan Armada, Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro, Chevrolet Trax, Hyundai Santa Fe and Infiniti Q50 among others. Concept cars are also on parade, including the Acura Precision, Buick Avista, Genesis Vision G, Kia Telluride and Nissan Murano Winter Warrior.
The show runs from Feb. 13-21, 2016. Opening weekend promises an exciting line-up of events and nearly 1,000 different vehicles that will be on display throughout the more than 1 million sq. ft. throughout McCormick Place.
This year marks the 108th edition of the Chicago Auto Show. First staged in 1901, the Chicago Auto Show is the largest auto show in North America and has been held more times than any other auto exposition on the continent.
The Chicago Auto Show is a truly great indoor winter festival, featuring nearly 1,000 of the latest vehicles, interactive displays, cutting-edge technology and fun for the entire family. What’s more is show-goers can actually test drive vehicles during the show with four outdoor drives and three indoor test tracks including Camp Jeep and Toyota’s Blizzard to Beach.
During the two-day Media Preview, thousands of journalists flocked to the Windy City to get a first glimpse of 21 world debuts. Chicago Auto Show attendees can be the first to see the newest cars debuted, including:
Chevrolet Camaro 1LE
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Midnight
Chevrolet Silverado 2500 Midnight
Chevrolet Colorado Midnight
Chrysler 200S Alloy Edition
Chrysler 300S Alloy Edition
Ford Explorer XLT Sport Appearance Package
Ford Explorer Braunability MXC
Kia Optima Hybrid
Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid
Hyundai Santa Fe
Hyundai Santa Fe Sport
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Extreme Concept
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Worker
Ram Power Wagon
Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro
Toyota RAV4 Rally
Supercars return to the Chicago Auto Show 2016 in full force. The lineup features the first North American auto show appearance for the Bentley Bentayga and includes:
Aston Martin DB9
Bentley Continental GTC
Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
Dodge Viper GTS
Lotus Evora & Exige
Rolls-Royce Dawn, Ghost, Phantom Drophead and Wraith
Not that every day isn’t a special day down at the Chicago Auto Show, but show organizers have again added structure to the 9-day run of the show. Special days at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show will include:
Family Day: Monday, Feb. 15. The Chicago Auto Show will host family fun on Presidents Day. Manufacturers will host programs tailored to families, including kid-oriented activities and safety events.
Women’s Day: Tuesday, Feb. 16. Women will be admitted for just $7. Manufacturers will present women-oriented programs on the purchase and lease of cars and maintenance.
Hispanic Heritage Day: Friday, Feb. 19. On Hispanic Heritage Day, Chicago Auto Show exhibitors develop and host Hispanic celebration events.
Chicago Auto Show 2016 Food Drive: Feb. 17-19. Show patrons who bring three cans of food will receive a coupon for half-priced admission. All food will be donated to A Safe Haven Foundation.
The show runs from Feb. 13-21 and is open from 9 a.m. until 10 p.m. each day, with the exception of the last day, where the show will close at 8 p.m. This year marks the 108th edition of the Chicago Auto Show. First staged in 1901, the Chicago Auto Show is the largest auto show in North America and has been held more times than any other auto exposition on the continent. In all, nearly 1,000 different vehicles will be on display during this year’s show. The Chicago Auto Show features hundreds of interactive, aftermarket, accessories and auto-related exhibits, competition vehicles, antique and collector cars.
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