Technology has changed everything about vehicles in the last 100 years. The new vehicles displayed at the Chicago Auto Show represent the progress automotive manufacturers have made with fuel efficiency, performance, safety and functionality.
Imagine a performance car - chances are you will conjure up something sleek, with a big V-8 and rear wheel-drive, perhaps a Corvette, Dodge Challenger or Ferrari. Your first thoughts usually don't involve a small body, front wheel drive and a four-cylinder engine. However, a small car weighs less than a car with a larger V-6 or a V-8, and combined with a spunky engine, manual transmission and some suspension tuning, it can produce a very enjoyable driving experience. The Chicago Auto Show featured a plethora of "pocket performers" that are small on the outside but big on driving excitement.
Discovery Channel's hit television show, "Fast 'N Loud," returns Monday night (Feb. 18) with their Season Two premiere at 8 p.m.Chicago time. Those who tune in to the season opener will find a code to enter to win the show's well known pink motorcycle, "Fred." …
The ninth-generation Honda Accord is more opulent and better performing than ever before. Interior improvements have provided more legroom and trunk volume.
Hyundai vehicles come with a 10-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty and offer the engineering, design and reliability it takes to be leader of the pack. For 2013, Hyundai has new and redone offerings the likes of the Santa Fe and Genesis Coupe.
Chevrolet took advantage of slower sales by revamping its popular makes of vehicles. These upgrades appeal to a broad spectrum of buyers – from Camaro fans to those seeking a mini car.
Ford has worked hard to provide buyers with cars that are stylistic and fuel-efficient. The new Fusion models are eye-appealing, fun-to-drive and the wave of the future,
South Korean Kia is looking serious about moving into the luxury market. The auto maker unveiled its Cross GT concept car at the Chicago Auto Show this week. The concept car borrows the fluid lines, sporty, sloped roof and long hood of Kia's GT concept, a European-designed, rear-wheel-drive sedan the company unveiled two years ago.
The cost of gas coupled with urban living have contributed to the desire for smaller cars in the U.S. Since manufacturers are facing ever-increasing fuel economy requirements at home and abroad, buyers are finding a plethora of options.
Toyota has used the Chicago stage for its international unveiling of the all-new Toyota Tundra. Re-designed with a higher hood and re-styled rear, the Tundra brings a large, muscular silhouette and superb towing power to the road.
In keeping with the times, Buick has developed a series of fun, stylish and efficient cars. The Buick Encore and Buick Verano Turbo offer a host of new features and options.