Susan Frissell, Editor/Publisher

The CATA in Chicago has made it happen for 2021. That is, the first major American auto show reveal in 18 months, running both indoor/outdoor at Chicago’s McCormick Place. Consisting of 4 buildings, McCormick place is hosting the show, once again, with a spin on what’s new in the time of the Pandemic. With a combined total of 2.6 million sq. ft., McCormick Place is ample in size for Chicago’s Show. But 2021 brings a very special edition, and they pulled it off, without a hitch…inside and out.

Not only are some of the old favorites back: Roadshow Test drives, and Subaru’s Pet Adoption area (inside), and the like, there are a host of events being held outside. Let’s pray for sun! Re-imagined, the Chicago Auto Show is show-casing plenty of new products, as well as a glimpse at what’s to come.

Running from July 15-19, check below for how to get tickets, parking and all the info you’ll need to attend.

This re-imagined show is one-of-a-kind and proud to say, Chicago pulled it off first!
Some of the Intros to look for include:

*2022 Jeep Compass, 2002 Ram 1500 Big Horn/Lone Star Backcountry E
*Kia #EV6: future design in 5-passenger crossover. Up to 300 miles of tested range on single charge.
*New J Grand Cherokee 3-row
*From Toyota: new Corolla Cross edition, glimpses of the coming 2002 Tundra (to be unveiled in late 2021), and Lexus RXL joins the Black Line Series, 2022 Lexus NX

See some of the convertibles featured including Ford Mustang, Chevy Corvette, Chevy Camaro, Maserati Gran Turismo, Aston Martin Vantage, Bentley Continental GT, BMW M4, Jeep Gladiator, Jeep Wrangler, Lamborghini Aventador, Lamborghini Huracon Evo, Rolls-Royce Dawn, Lexus LC.

This year brings many more electric vehicles, hybrids and those typically offering advanced technologies used by hybrids: Electric Motor Drive/Assist, Regenerative Braking, Plug-In Electrics.

As the years pass, the list of hybrids increases, including the BMW 5-series, BMW X3, Chrysler Pacifica, Ford Escape, Ford Explorer, 2022 Ford Maverick, Honda’s Accord, Clarity, Insight and CR-V. The Kia Niro, Lexus ES, Lexus LS, Lexus NX, 2022 Lexus NX, Lexus RX, Lexus US, Lincoln Aviator, Ram 1500, Subaru CrossTrek, Toyota Avalon, Toyota Camry, Toyota Corolla, Toyota Prius, RAV-4 and Venze.

A few concept vehicles will also be on hand.

Twenty-plus manufacturers featured from around the world. Check out the website, for a complete listing of what’s in store.

Look for some Great coverage on Twitter, Facebook and the like.

• July 15-18, 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.
• July 19, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
• McCormick Place, West Building
• 2301 S. King Drive, Chicago
• $13 adults
• $10 seniors 62+
• $10 children 12 and under