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Old 8th February 2014, 23:07   #1
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Hi all, Here are some of the elegant automotive concepts which were showcased at the Chicago Auto Show 2014. The 2014 Chicago Auto Show is smaller than its big brothers in Detroit and New York, but it’s no less important when it comes to putting hottest new cars and trucks in front of a massive audience.
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Renowned brands like Chevrolet, Dodge, Kia, Subaru and Lincoln take the wraps off new models during the Chicago show’s media preview on February 6.

The Chicago Auto Show is taking place at Mc Cormick Place in the city. The show is open for public from 08th February 2014 to 17th February 2014.

The Fuel Cell Powered Honda FCEV made heads turn with its futuristic design.

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KIA NIRO Concept is an urban compact SUV
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2015 KIA SOUL E.V
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Nissan Frontier Diesel Runner
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2015 Chevy Corvette Stingray
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2015 Chevrolet City Express
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Bugatti Veyron 16.4
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Aston Martin Vanquish Volante
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2014 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe
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2015 Subaru Legacy
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Maserati Ghibli SQ4
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2015 Ford Mustang
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Nissan Versa Note SR
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2015 GMC Yukon Denali
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Hi all, Here is a list of concept cars that are showcased at the Chicago Auto Show this year.

2015 Acura TLX prototype: The TLX prototype is a sneak preview of the next generation of Honda’s luxury division. First thing one will notice about the TLX Prototype is a taut, aero-tuned form which is marked by precise lines that flow from a shortened rear overhang and then the vehicle they culminate in the signature Acura Jewel Eye LED headlights.
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2014 Cadillac Elmiraj Concept: Cadillac’s eye-catching Elmiraj Concept is on display at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show, presenting a new vision for luxury driving that could be a future Cadillac model. The dramatic two-door hardtop styling communicates power and performance, plus, the long wheelbase and clean body side characterizes the car’s spacious dimensions.
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Ford C Max Solar Energi Concept: On display at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show; it is a first-of-its-kind sun-powered vehicle with the potential to deliver the best of what a plug-in hybrid offers without depending on the electric grid for fuel. The vehicle is the Ford C_MAX Solar Energi concept with a solar panel roof that draws power from a special solar concentrate lens similar to a magnifying glass.
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Toyota FT-1 Concept: The Toyota FT-1 Concept design is heavily influenced by Toyota long sports car tradition that includes vehicles such as 2000GT and most recently, FT-86 (Scion F-RS). The new FT-1 at the Chicago show wears what Toyota calls, “Function-sculpting” design language shaped by the wind into a curvaceous, muscle body form.
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Mazda Club Sport 3: Mazda Club Sport 3 is a five-door vehicle which has been finished in Composite Grey paint with a Brilliant Black rooftop. The exterior surface is painted with custom Club Sport graphics, featuring varying line frequency and width to create a sense of movement. A Mazda Design custom accessory aero kit was installed, which contains front, rear and side diffusers as well as a rear spoiler.
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Mazda Ceramic 6 Concept: Mazda Ceramic 6 Concept is based on the current, third-generation Mazda6 four-door sedan. It's sleek exterior has been finished in Ceramic White handsomely accented with linear Taupe Silver stripes. This is a design pattern is frequently found on the likes of couture dresses and flowing fabric.
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KIA GT4 Stinger: The Ignition Yellow Kia GT4 Stinger is a powerful rear-wheel drive prototype that is a true enthusiasts machine. Conceived by the gearheads in Kia. The experimental machine weights in at a trim 2,874 pounds and is equipped with Kia’s proven 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline direct-injected four-cylinder engine. Belting out an impressive 315 horsepower with the potential for more than 400hp.
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Hi all, I am hereby posting the history of the Chicago Auto Show.

Two modest newspaper advertisements helped promote Chicago's first official auto show, which was held March 23-30,1901. Under the auspices of Motor Age magazine the eight-day event took place inside the Coliseum exposition hall, situated 15th Street and 16th Wabash Avenue. Prices for exhibit space on the main floor, which measured 300 feet long by 170 feet wide, ranged from $1.00 to $1.50 per square foot. Opening night was "invite only" for the "top 20,000 families" in Chicago. General admission for the public was 50 cents per ticket, and spectators could walk among the auto displays on the first floor. Parts suppliers/manufacturers and ample seating to watch the show filled the second level gallery.
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An exterior view of the Chicago Coliseum, a 58,000 square foot structure at 15th Street and Wabash Avenue. The dingy and cramped Coliseum, was reconstructed from the shell of the Libby Prison, a Civil War institution brought to Chicago as a tourist attraction that had been used for the Columbian Exposition. The Coliseum continued as the home of the Chicago Auto Show through the 35th annual event in early 1935. Beginning with the 36th show, held Nov 16-23, 1935, the automotive extravaganza took place in the International Amphitheater at 43rd Street and Halsted Avenue.
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Now let's get a bird’s eye view inside the Coliseum during the first official Chicago Auto Show captured the various vehicle exhibits and the indoor wooden track (highlighted here in gold). The track was 20 feet wide and looped around the exhibits. About 10 laps equaled one mile. The indoor track was used for driving demonstrations of the new ‘horseless carriages," to help dispel public apprehensions and illustrated that motor vehicles were safe and easy to handle. An occasional test run ended up where drivers lost control and broke through the track’s wood railing.
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Here is the display during the first Chicago Auto Show was the 1901 Motorette, manufactured by the George N. Pierce Co. of Buffalo, New York. The De Dion Bouton single-cylinder, water-cooled engine produced less than three horsepower and was positioned just forward of the rear axle. Weighing in at 600 pounds, the vehicle was controlled by tiller steering.
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Hi all, A few more additions to the Chicago Auto Show in this year.

1) Chrysler300c Limited Edition: On popular demand, the limited-production, urban-cool Chrysler 300C John Varvatos Limited Edition introduced last year is returning for 2014. Nothing about the car’s manly designer-inspired appearance has changed inside or out. It’s still black with dark titanium window trim, badges, and grille surround with an equally dark interiors but it does have something most folks in the Rust Belt could use this snowy winter i.e the newly available all-wheel drive.
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2) 2014 Dodge Journey Crossroad: Dodge reports the crossover racked up the highest sales of its life last year. Still, for buyers looking for tough SUV looks, the wagon-like Journey can leave a bit to be desired, so Dodge is rolling out a new Crossroad trim level for 2014 that ups the rig’s visual ante. Its cabin has been spruced up, as well, with standard leather seats with mesh inserts and contrasting Slate Gray stitching; the same thread holds together the stuff wrapping the steering wheel, shift knob, center armrest, and door panels.
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3)Hyundai Veloster: The limited-edition 2014 Veloster RE:FLEX, which is built on the success of last year’s RE:MIX model.

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Hi all, To add to the glamour of the on-going Chicago Auto Show, Toyota came up with TRD off-road packages. The Tundra, Tacoma and 4Runner each get kits designed by Toyota Racing Development that will be installed at the factory.
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All TRD Pro Series kits will include:

- TRD Bilstein remote-reservoir shocks

- TRD-tuned front springs

- TRD front skid plate

- A bunch of cosmetic touches like TRD floor mats and shift knobs.

There are also black wheels for that bad-boy, sinister look as well as old-school “Toyota” script on the grille. The rides will come in black, super white or “inferno” colors.

In addition, all three models get taller springs for increased clearance i.e there's a 2-inch lift for the Tundra and Tacoma and 1.5 inches for the 4Runner. Spring rates on the trucks are softer for those times when you're high-tailing it over the desert.

Additional cosmetic touches abound on all three trucks. Pricing for the kits will be announced closer to the product's launches soon.

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Hi all, At the Chicago Auto Show the 2014 Honda Civic Si from Forza Video Games brought to life. The red and black design scheme was selected as the winning entry among almost 170 entries, paying tribute to the Honda and its popular VTEC engines.
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Mercedes-Benz displays their 2015 SLS AMG GT Final Edition at the Chicago Auto Show. Only 350 of the 583-horepower 6.3-liter V8 cars will be built.
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Honda/Acura still have a problem with the front overhang styling. It has become a ugly signature and they dont seem to get rid of that.
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Hi all, Here are couple of hot-favorites at the present Chicago Auto Show.

1) BMW took the opportunity to pull the wraps off its 740Ld xDrive sedan. On its own, the 7 Series is a great car both to drive and be driven in. Also it is believed that BMW's 3.0-liter turbo diesel inline-six will be a great fit in the all-wheel-drive, long-wheelbase sedan.
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2) The brilliant Swedes chose the Chicago expo to show off the new Polestar-tuned examples of the S60 sedan and V60 wagon, both of which are coming to the United States later this year.
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However, eyes were mostly glued to the handsome V60 wagon, shown here in the Polestar-specific Rebel Blue with 20-inch wheels. Under the hood, there's a 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder engine that sends 345 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque to the wheels via a rear-biased all-wheel-drive system.

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Hi all, Here are some Technologies explored at the present Chicago Auto Show.

Ford's C-MAX Solar Energi Concept features a plug-in hybrid concept that uses solar roof panels to help recharge its batteries.

By 2015, Chevrolet vehicles will be rolling 4G LTE hot spots so you never lose internet connection on your devices.

Hyundai will offer functionality with Google Glass so the wearers can access apps that will be vehicle specific, such as service notifications, remote locking, and an app that allows wearers who are walking around to mark the coordinates of retail establishments and send them to their car for later use.

With safety in mind, Mercedes Attention Assist is a system that detects if you're driving drowsy and about to veer out of a lane.

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Hi all, Here are a few more beautiful cars from the current Chicago Auto Show.

1) BMW i8
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2) 2015 Mercedes C-Class
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3)Roll-Royce Wraith
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4)2015 Chrysler 200
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Hi all, Here are some more cool and uber-decent cars showcased at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show.

1) Chevrolet Corvette Z06
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2) Chevy Corvette C7.R
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3) Chevy Tahoe
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4) Custom Ford Transit Connect by MOBSTEEL
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5) Chevy Colorado
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6) 2015 Ford Mustang convertible
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Hi all, The 2014 SRT Satin Vapor Editions of the Chrysler 300, Dodge Challenger, and Dodge Charger are on display at the 2014 Chicago auto show. These Hemi-powered muscle cars will each receive a unique appearance upgrade to add some visual attitude to the low cost core version of these SRT models.
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All three of these SRT models are powered by a 6.4-liter Hemi V-8 making 470 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque. The Chrysler 300 SRT Satin Vapor Edition gains numerous exterior accents trimmed out in a black satin vapor finish, including the 20-inch wheels, the side mirrors, the spoiler, the roof, and the Hemi badge. There are also red brembo brake calipers and an optional black body stripe to go along with the Bright White, Billet Silver, and Granite Crystal color options. The interior gains black Nappa leather seats with suede inserts, along with matte carbon and piano black accents throughout.

The Dodge Charger SRT Satin Vapor Edition is based on the Charger Super Bee which is equal to the Challenger and 300 Core models. The same satin vapor black trim adorns the Super Bee tail graphic, the roof, the hood, the mirrors, the spoiler and the Hemi badge. Available exterior colors include Bright White, billet Silver, TorRed, and Graphite. The Satin Vapor Edition of the charger also adds an 8.4-inch UConnect infotainment display, along with black Nappa leather seats.

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Nice ! Myself and Jomz will swing by tomorrow. Anybody else coming?
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Nice ! Myself and Jomz will swing by tomorrow. Anybody else coming?
I wish I could have gone, but the last weekend and this have been rather too busy. Hope to see some pictures/notes from you guys.
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Dear All, Here is the VW e-Golf which has been showcased at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show.The e-Golf, Volkswagen’s first fully electric vehicle for the U.S. the new model is available in five-door form only and is immediately recognizable by its unique aluminum-alloy wheels, LED headlights and C-shaped LED daytime running lights.
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