Photo Gallery: Highlights from the 2017 Chicago Auto Show

Photo Gallery: Highlights from the 2017 Chicago Auto Show

By Christian Wardlaw, February 10, 2017
  • 2018 Ford Expedition photo

    In terms of public attendance, the annual Chicago Auto Show wins the popularity contest. As far as new-vehicle debuts are concerned, the show typically ranks lower on the excitement scale when compared to Detroit, Los Angeles, and New York. This year was no different, but several new models were revealed. On the pages that follow, listed in alphabetical order, are the highlights from the 2017 Chicago Auto Show.

  • Chevrolet Redline special editions photo

    2017 and 2018 Chevrolet Redline Special Editions

    Nine Chevrolet models get a new Redline Edition appearance package, starting with the Silverado Redline Edition, which is available now. Each Redline Edition has a blacked-out grille, black wheels with red hash marks, black nameplates, and black Chevy bowtie badges. Where available, most Redline Edition packages are limited to the mid-grade LT trim level. Exceptions include the Camaro, Silverado, and Traverse.

  • Mopar '17 Dodge Challenger photo

    2017 Dodge Challenger Mopar ’17 Edition

    To celebrate Mopar’s 80th anniversary, Dodge is creating a production run of Mopar ’17 Challenger models, limited to 160 units and based on the R/T 392 trim level. Special two-tone paint with hand-applied detailing set these Challengers apart, along with Mopar performance parts and accessories, special owner’s kit, and a serialized badge.

  • 2018 Dodge Durango SRT photo

    2018 Dodge Durango SRT

    Dodge stuffs the guts of the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT into the new Durango SRT, creating a 7-passenger, 3-row SUV with 475 tire-melting horsepower. Cosmetic changes are functional to ensure that the 6.4-liter V-8 breathes properly, while performance-tuned underpinnings lend credibility to the Durango SRT’s “Track” driving mode.

  • 2018 Ford Expedition photo

    2018 Ford Expedition

    Ford potentially re-writes the full-size SUV handbook with the redesigned 2018 Expedition. Offered in two body lengths, three trim levels, and with a twin-turbocharged V-6 engine promising top towing capability, the new Expedition employs aluminum exterior body panels and an independent rear suspension.

  • 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT photo

    2018 Hyundai Elantra GT

    To capitalize on renewed interest in hatchbacks, Hyundai redesigns the Elantra GT for 2018. It comes in a new Elantra GT Sport trim level, complete with a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine making more than 200 horsepower. Based on cargo capacity, the Elantra GT could be an appealing alternative to small crossover SUVs, especially since Hyundai expects it to be classified as a large car by EPA standards.

  • 2017 Infiniti Q50 3.0t Signature Edition photo

    2017 Infiniti Signature Editions

    Equipped with unique combinations of trim and equipment, the new Infiniti Signature Editions—the Q50 3.0t Signature Edition and the Infiniti QX80 5.6 Signature Edition—offer subtle exclusivity to luxury sport sedan and luxury sport utility buyers.

  • 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon Recon photo

    2017 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon

    Thanks to a strengthened front axle, front and rear differential covers, a half-inch suspension lift, and enhanced rock rails, the new Wrangler Rubicon Recon is the most capable off-roading tool in Jeep’s robust arsenal. Additional cosmetic enhancements help to set the Rubicon Recon apart from other Wrangler models.

  • Nissan Midnight Edition family photo

    2017 Nissan Midnight Editions

    Black is the, umm, new black. Blacked-out this. Blacked-out that. Everybody is blacking everything out, including Nissan. Meet the lineup of Midnight Editions, now extended from Maxima to include the Sentra, Altima, Rogue, Murano, and Pathfinder. The upgrade is offered with white, red, gray, and (naturally) black paint colors.

  • 2017 Nissan Titan King Cab photo

    2017 Nissan Titan King Cab

    With the debut of the new Titan King Cab (extended cab) model in Chicago, Nissan’s full-size pickup truck lineup is complete. You’ve got yer Single Cab. You’ve got yer King Cab. You’ve got yer Crew Cab. And you’ve got yer XD versions for maximum towin’ and haulin’. All that’s missin’ is the promised V-6 engine. And good crash-test scores.

  • 2017 Ram 1500 Copper Sport Edition photo

    2017 Ram 1500 Copper Sport Edition

    Wait! Maybe orange is the new black. Buy a Ram 1500 Crew Cab with Sport trim and a V-8 engine and you might be one of 3,000 lucky owners of the new Copper Sport Edition, complete with big wheels, a premium sound system, and blacked-out badges. Naturally.

  • 2017 Ram 3500 Heavy Duty Night Edition photo

    2017 Ram Heavy Duty Night Editions

    Take one Ram 2500 or 3500, add blacked-out trim and wheels, and you’ve got the Night Edition variant.

  • 2018 Subaru Legacy photo

    2018 Subaru Legacy

    Subaru updates the Legacy family sedan for 2018. Highlights of the new Legacy include revised styling, improved interior materials, re-tuned steering and suspension, and upgraded driver-assistance and infotainment technology. Blacked-out trim not included.

  • 2018 Toyota RAV4 Adventure photo

    2018 Toyota RAV4 Adventure

    Inspired by active lifestyles, according to Toyota, the new 2018 RAV4 Adventure arrives this fall equipped with blacked-out trim(!), extra body cladding, towing preparation package, a 100-watt power outlet in the cargo area, all-weather floor mats, and a raised suspension. A new Cold Weather package also debuts for the 2018 RAV4, adding heated cloth front seats, heated steering wheel, and a windshield wiper de-icing system.

  • 2018 Toyota Sequoia TRD Sport photo

    2018 Toyota Sequoia TRD Sport

    All 2018 Sequoias get standard LED headlights, revised grille and bumper detailing, updated instrumentation, and Toyota Safety Sense driving-assistance and collision-avoidance systems. Additionally, the new TRD Sport SUV model arrives, with blacked-out trim, black 20-in. wheels, and a handful of Toyota Racing Development (TRD) accessories.

  • 2018 Toyota Tundra TRD Sport photo

    2018 Toyota Tundra TRD Sport

    Toyota also gives the Tundra full-size pickup truck a minor freshening for 2018. Highlights include available LED headlights, new grilles, and standard Toyota Safety Sense equipment. The new TRD Sport truck has a standard 5.7-liter V-8 engine, tuned suspension, body-color trim, silver 20-in. wheels, and more.

  • 2018 Volkswagen Atlas Weekend Edition photo

    2018 Volkswagen Atlas Weekend Edition

    In a nod to Weekender editions of past Vanagon and Eurovan models, the company introduced a concept vehicle demonstrating how the new 2018 Atlas midsize SUV could be equipped for Saturday and Sunday adventuring. Many of the accessories will be available for the Atlas when it goes on sale in the spring of 2017.

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