107th Chicago Auto Show 2015 Highlights

Susan Frissell

Look out for all the introductions at this year’s 2015 Chicago Auto Show, from many of the manufacturers. In its 107th year, CAS15 is every bit worth visiting. On until Sunday February 22, the show has a lot to share. For instance:

Mitsubishi GC-PHEV concept

Mitsubishi GC-PHEV concept

Acura: ILX, NSX, 2016 RDX, redesigned
Alfa Romeo: 4 C Spider
Cadillac: CTS-V, ATX-V
Chevrolet: Camaro Commemorative Edition, Colorado ZR 2 concept, 2016 Silverado
2016 Equinox
Honda: Pilot-redesign for 2016, seats 8,
Ford: GT Supercar, GT 350 Mustang, 500 hp., 5.2-liter V-8
Hyundai: Velostar Special Edition, 2016 Elantra GT redesign
Kia: Sedona minivan, Trail’ster e-AWD concept
Jeep: Renegade (made in Italy)
Mazda: CX-3, CX-5, MX-5 Miata 2016-redesign, 4th generation, Mazda MX-5 Cup concept-racecar version
Dodge; Challenger SRT Hellcat, Charger SRT Hellcat
Mini: Countryman
Mitsubishi: FC-PHEV concept
Toyota: 2016 redesigned Avalon, Camry, FT-1 concept, Tacoma-midsize pickup, all new direct injection V-6 engine
Lexus: GS-F
Lincoln: 2016 MKX, new 330 hp engine, EcoBoost V6
Nissan: Titan XD truck

Keep an eye out for some of the favorites that debuted at Detroit’s show (January)and on the Chicago Auto Shop floor too:

Kia Trail'ster Concept

Kia Trail’ster Concept

*VW Cross Coupe GTE
*2016 NSX redesign (one engine, 3 motors, AWD, V6 gaslone engine, 550 hp.)
*Buick Avenir Concept sedan: blend of old/new: Tesla S and Porsche Panamera. Please make this Buick!
*2016 Audi Q7
*2016 Nissan Titan makeover (new 5.0-liter Cummins V-8 turbo diesel in Titan XD, 310 hp., 535 ft. lb. torque, V6 abnd V8 availbale, $29,000)
*2016 redesigned Chevy Volt (cut 243 lbs, 50-mile range)
*Dodge Ram 1500 special edition
*Hyundai Santa Cruz crossover truck concept
*Chevy Bolt EV-concept
*Nissan NISMO concept
*Infiniti Q60 concept (new V6 engine)

Ford GT Supercar

Ford GT Supercar

Don’t miss Camp Jeep in the south Hall, special features such as the Camry test track and distracted driver simulator for teens at Toyota, and Dodge’s Multi-brand test track. Plus all the vendors, Volo Museum display and more.


Admission is Adults, $12, Seniors, $6, Children (7-12), $6; 6-under, free. Open 9:00 am-10:00 pm., the show is open through Feb 22. Held at the ‘new’ McCormick Place on 23rd St and Lake Shore Drive, parking is available there, and the Hall can be accessed via Metra and CTA.

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