Did you know that the Chicago Auto Show is the largest car show in the country? It’s no wonder it always feels as if though you’ve missed something- it’s huge and lots of walking is involved. And it’s now open to the public. So if you’re in the area, check it out. It’s the perfect opportunity to get a closer look at new car models you may be considering as well as the chance to learn more about EVs.
This year, the Chicago Auto Show hosted lots of new car reveals.
Read on to discover what the future in auto looks like.
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2024 Toyota Grand Highlander World Premiere
This ultimate family car is available in three powertrains across three grades: the well-balanced 2.4L turbo gas engine, the efficiency-leading 2.5L hybrid with a manufacturer-estimated 34 combined MPG, and the ultimate performance-seeking, 362 horsepower Hybrid MAX.
Ram Revolution 1500 BEV Concept
Ram’s first full EV showed us what the future looks like and it’s REALLY nice. This EV truck is a powerhouse and can add up to 100 miles of range in approximately 10 minutes with 800-volt DC fast charging at up to 350 kW. This model is set to be a leader in all of its customers wants and needs including range, towing, payload, and charge time. The Ram 1500 Revolution showcases lots of innovative features that will be seen in Ram trucks going forward and in particular on the brand’s EV journey.
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2024 Volkswagen Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport
These two well-known and loved VW models just got a refresh with enhanced tech, upgraded interior designs and materials, and a livelier powertrain. Consumers can expect some cool new features with lighting and comfort (heated steering, ventilated seat, and more) as well as a new 2.0-liter turbo powertrain that replaces a previous four-cylinder and VR6®, boosting performance and improved fuel economy.
2024 Ford Dark Horse
This one is for performance car lovers. The Mustang Dark Horse makes 500 horsepower and 418 lb-ft of torque-on premium fuel. This makes the Dark Horse the most powerful non-Shelby ever. And what a sight to see! Quite popular at the Chicago Auto Show this year.
2024 Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray
This Corvette sure is pretty and she’s eco-friendly. Part electric, part V-8, and all about performance. Is it the fastest Corvette ever? Seems to be! The top speed hits above 180 mph. The 2024 Corvette E-Ray comes in three trims: 1LZ, 2LZ, and range-topping 3LZ. You can choose from 14 colors (Cacti pictured above). It will be available later this year.
Camry Chicago Street Race Pace Car
Toyota in collaboration with NASCAR and the Chicago Art Institute reveal a work of art on the Toyota Camry. The Van Gogh Pace is a promotional pace car that celebrates Chicago’s culture and celebrates the upcoming exhibition Van Gogh and the Avant-Garde: the Modern Landscape.
July 1-2 will be the official race weekend which will feature a festival-like atmosphere including photo-ops with NASCAR’s 75-year history. Musical performances, up Chicago cuisine, and more.
2024 Subaru Crosstrek
Subaru reveals its new Crosstrek model at the Chicago Auto Show. It’s completely redesigned and loaded with upgrades as far as performance, technology, and safety go. The 2.5-liter, 182-horsepower SUBARU BOXER® engine is re-tuned for more torque and extra fun. Inside, changes were added including an 11.6-inch touchscreen, wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration, and wireless device charging and more.
2023 BMW XM
BMW’s new hybrid SUV brings intense torque and improved efficiency of M Hybrid Power: a 4.4-liter BMW M TwinPower Turbo V-8 engine paired with a high-performance electric motor. The M Hybrid drivetrain pairs a high-performance electric motor with a V-8 engine, generating 590 lb-ft of torque and up to ~30 miles of all-electric range. Now that’s impressive.
Aside from new reveals, there were plenty of beautiful new cars on display at the Chicago Auto Show.
Which is your favorite?
The Chicago Auto Show is now open to the public and runs from February 11-19. For more information, visit the website.