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Player4
10-29-2005, 07:36 PM
<B>2006 Chicago Auto Show</B><p><B>Public Show</B> - Feb 10-19, 2006<br><B>Media Preview</B> - Feb 8-9, 2006<br><B>First Look for Charity</B> - Feb 9, 2006<p><B>Location</B><br>McCormick Place<br>Lake Shore Drive at 23rd St.<br>Chicago, IL 60616 <p><B>Manufacturers</B><p>Acura<br>Aston Martin<br>Audi<br>Bentley<br>BMW<br>Buick<br>Chevrolet<br>Chrysler<br>Dodge<br>Ford<br>GMC<br>Honda<br>Hummer<br>Hyundai<br>Infiniti<br>Jaguar<br>Jeep<br>Kia<br>Land Rover<br>Lexus<br>Lincoln<br>Mazda<br>Mercedes-Benz<br>Mercury<br>MINI<br>Mitsubishi<br>Nissan<br>Pontiac<br>Rolls-Royce<br>Saab<br>Saturn<br>Scion<br>Subaru<br>Suzuki<br>Toyota<br>Volkswagen<br>Volvo <p><br><B>Production Debuts</B><p>Audi Q7 Hybrid <br>Audi Q7 SUV <br>Chevrolet Tahoe <br>GMC Yukon <br>GMC Yukon Denali <br>Jaguar XK Convertible <br>Mercedes-Benz S-Class <br>Toyota FJ Cruiser <br>Toyota Yaris <br>Volkswagen EOS <br>Volkswagen New Golf <br>Volkswagen New GTi <br>Volkswagen Passat Wagon <br>Volvo C70<p><br><B>Concept Cars</B><p>BMW Z4 Coupe <br>Chrysler Akino <br>Jeep Compass <br>Jeep Patriot <br>Lexus GS450h <br>Mazda Sassou <br>Mitsubishi Concept-X <br>Toyota RAV4 Concept<p><B>Official 2006 Chicago Auto Show Web Site</B><br><A HREF="http://www.chicagoautoshow.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.chicagoautoshow.com</A>/<br> <br> <br> <br><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Player4 at 10:56 PM 10/29/2005</i>

knicks125
10-30-2005, 06:23 PM
The above lists all cars that have been shown and/or will be shown before Chicago.<p>Any world/NA premieres we know at this point?<p>

geary
10-31-2005, 11:52 PM
A bit of a shame with no premieres.

knicks125
11-01-2005, 06:52 AM
I would imagine there should be; after all, it is the biggest auto show in NA.

against the wall
11-01-2005, 03:27 PM
buick usually has a tendency to unveil their models at chicago like the lacrosse and lucerne. same with dodge like the viper coupe nitro concept and the mega cab.

Player4
11-04-2005, 02:18 PM
Production and Concept Cars added to the list:<p>Production:<br>Nissan Versa Hatchback<br>Nissan Versa Sedan<p>Concept:<br>Acura RSX A-SPEC<br>Acura TSX A-SPEC<br>Mitsubishi Eclipse Ralliart<br>Mitsubishi Street Raider

knicks125
11-14-2005, 05:14 PM
Well, here is a premiere:<p>Nissan Quest<p>Just the facelifted version but still a premiere I guess.<p>Anything else to speculate?

knicks125
11-18-2005, 07:33 AM
WardsAuto's early preview (not much though) on Chicago Auto Show:<p><A HREF="http://wardsauto.com/ar/auto_chicago_auto_show_6/index.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://wardsauto.com/ar/auto_c...x.htm</A>

SELLER
11-29-2005, 02:47 PM
The Entire Audi line-up will be there.. Including the new S8, S6, and RS4.<p>Concept: (Detroit debut)<br>Dodge Challenger<br>Chevy Camaro<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by SELLER at 2:00 PM 11/29/2005</i>

stinger
12-19-2005, 06:17 PM
Any more info on what might debut in Chicago? I can't believe the biggest auto show in North America gets the fewest number of debuts. I wonder if Dodge will unveil the production version of the Nitro. I read that Buick is unveiling their new crossover in Detroit which surprises me because Buick usually debuts new models in Chicago. Any idea when and where the Hyundai Elantra and Entourage will debut?

stinger
12-19-2005, 06:46 PM
I was just on the Chicago Auto Show website. The following manufacturers are scheduled to have world debuts: Lexus, GM, Ford, Chrysler Group, Nissan, Hyundai, Toyota, International Truck, BMW, Honda, Kia, Mercedes Benz and Mitsubishi. It says nearly 20 new vehicles will be unveiled at the show.

evomk8
12-20-2005, 06:55 AM
I believe Mitsubishi will show the production version of the Galant RalliArt.

Player4
12-20-2005, 08:28 AM
<B>Production Debuts</B><p>Audi Q7 SUV <br>Audi S8 <br>Bentley Continenal GTC <br>Cadillac Escalade <br>Chevrolet Tahoe <br>Dodge Nitro <br>Ford Explorer Sport Trac <br>GMC Yukon <br>GMC Yukon Denali <br>Jaguar XK Convertible <br>Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder <br>Nissan Versa Hatchback <br>Nissan Versa Sedan <br>Porsche Cayman S <br>Saturn Outlook <br>Saturn Vue Green Line <br>Toyota FJ Cruiser <br>Toyota Yaris <br>Volkswagen EOS <br>Volkswagen New Golf <br>Volkswagen New GTi <br>Volkswagen Passat Wagon <br>Volvo C70<p><br><B>Concept Cars</B><p>Acura RSX A-SPEC <br>Acura TSX A-SPEC <br>BMW Z4 Coupe <br>Chrysler Akino <br>Dodge Challenger <br>Ford 4-Trac Pick-Up <br>Ford GTX1 Roadster <br>Honda FCX <br>Honda Sports 4 <br>Hyundai Accent SR Concept <br>Jeep Compass <br>Jeep Patriot <br>Lexus GS450h <br>Mazda Sassou <br>Mitsubishi Concept-CT MIEV <br>Mitsubishi Concept-X <br>Mitsubishi Eclipse Ralliart <br>Mitsubishi Street Raider <br>Pontiac Soltice Weekend Club Racer <br>Toyota RAV4 <br>Volkswagen EcoRacer<p><br>

bolita
12-20-2005, 12:04 PM
The Thai 4-Trac Pick Up will be shown?? I am beginning to wonder if finally the Ranger will move to a global platform based on the Thai Mazda B series/Ranger J97 base... I really think that would be a smart move, specially if Diesels are also included for NA <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">

LEXUS FAN!
12-20-2005, 12:51 PM
the new Lexus ES will probably be there...<p>and as stated before those debuts mentioned before have all been shown before or are going to be shown at LA and Detroit<p>Toyota will for sure have a debut b/c they said they have a good report with Chicago and like to save stuff for chicago

Player4
12-22-2005, 11:13 AM
Addition:<p>Production:<p>2007 Chevrolet Aveo<p><br>Concept Cars:<p>Nissan URGE

LEXUS FAN!
12-23-2005, 12:07 PM
i thought the urge is at detroit?

Player4
12-23-2005, 03:50 PM
Concept:<p>Kia Rio Blue Missile

knicks125
12-23-2005, 05:46 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>LEXUS FAN!</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">i thought the urge is at detroit?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Player4 is simply listing what's posted on the website, I believe.<p>Yes the urge is debuting in detroit, if I recall correctly.<p>LA will be the unveil site for the Chevy Aveo (Daewoo Gentra).<p>So far not many premieres but that could change as we get closer to the date; after all, this is the biggest auto show in NA (before anyone shouts, size wise <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> )

Player4
12-23-2005, 07:55 PM
Yea im posting what is on the site as they update it everyday or so. But its good to know for those who are interested in going, what its going to be at the show and from this we also know some cars will make their debut at other auto shows.<p><br>Anyone interested in going?? I know i might be going i went there in 2004 was great and looking forward to a great one in 2006 with all the Chrysler and rummored new Hyundai test tracks.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Player4 at 10:38 PM 12/23/2005</i>

Bluesman
12-23-2005, 08:01 PM
I'm planning on going.

Shrek
12-23-2005, 08:42 PM
When is the Tundra going to be launched

Player4
12-23-2005, 08:58 PM
Toyota likes to unveil alot of their products in Chicago so i wouldnt be surprised if it was there.

LEXUS FAN!
12-24-2005, 01:58 PM
the Tundra is going to be at Detroit...i'm pretty sure about that...i think it's confirmed

LEXUS FAN!
12-25-2005, 12:08 AM
<A HREF="http://www.chicagoautoshow.com/vehicles/detail.asp?type_id=2&make_id=49&vehicle_id=243" TARGET="_blank">http://www.chicagoautoshow.com...d=243</A><p>it says RAV4 concept, and it shows a picture with different versions...are they going to show a supercharged version or something?...or is the info just wrong<p><br>also...if you look at production debuts...the bentley convertible is debuting here, which is weird...i would think they would debut it at detroit since it is bigger<p>The Saturn Outlook is gonig to be there...i have never seen this picture of the taillight, have you?...i like the back<br><A HREF="http://www.chicagoautoshow.com/vehicles/detail.asp?type_id=2&make_id=45&vehicle_id=309" TARGET="_blank">http://www.chicagoautoshow.com...d=309</A><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by LEXUS FAN! at 11:15 PM 12/24/2005</i>

Player4
12-25-2005, 06:29 PM
Ive seen that Saturn pic somewhere before... Dont remember where though

knicks125
12-25-2005, 07:29 PM
The outlook taillight (press) photo was released by GM a few months ago. Check the Outlook thread, I think I have a link to that GM press release there.<p>The Bentley Continental GTC was unviled at IAA, I am surprised it'd not come to NAIAS; well then again many automakers are still being tight-lipped. Chicago should also get more updates as the show date draws near.

LEXUS FAN!
12-26-2005, 12:12 AM
i was talking about the NA debut of the GTC but thanks

against the wall
12-26-2005, 02:12 PM
the gtc was unveiled already? where are pics?

Player4
12-26-2005, 09:16 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>yanksrule26</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">the gtc was unveiled already? where are pics?</TD></TR></TABLE><p><A HREF="http://www.netcarshow.com/bentley/2006-continental_gtc" TARGET="_blank">http://www.netcarshow.com/bent...l_gtc</A>/

against the wall
12-26-2005, 10:33 PM
ive seen those pics before, i thought that the acutal car was shown and there are real life pics.

ndjan
12-29-2005, 04:12 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>LEXUS FAN!</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><A HREF="http://www.chicagoautoshow.com/vehicles/detail.asp?type_id=2&make_id=49&vehicle_id=243" TARGET="_blank">http://www.chicagoautoshow.com...d=243</A><p>it says RAV4 concept, and it shows a picture with different versions...are they going to show a supercharged version or something?...or is the info just wrong<br><i>Modified by LEXUS FAN! at 11:15 PM 12/24/2005</i></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Since the V6 RAV4 will outperform Bimmers and Porsches, I suspect this will be a hybrid, or the "concept" is a mistake.

Player4
12-29-2005, 08:19 AM
Update<p><B>Production:</B><br>Ford Edge<p><B>Concept:</B><br>Mazda Kabura

nismo
12-29-2005, 01:54 PM
Does this show have any real debuts or premieres? It seems like its only cars shown elsewhere...

stinger
01-05-2006, 02:06 PM
Go to the website for the Chicago Auto Show (www.chicagoautoshow.com) and click on December Auto Show Update. Scroll down and you'll see that several manufacturers have world introductions scheduled.

LEXUS FAN!
01-05-2006, 04:59 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>ndjan</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Since the V6 RAV4 will outperform Bimmers and Porsches, I suspect this will be a hybrid, or the "concept" is a mistake.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>it is not a hybrid...almost 100% becasuse i was reading the LA times review on it, and they said that according to Toyota this car was not built to carry a hybrid powertrain

Player4
01-05-2006, 06:46 PM
Update<p><B>Production</B><br>2007 Hummer H3x<br>Hummer H2 SUT Limited Edition Fusion Orange<br>Hummer H2 SUT Limited Edition Pacific Blue<br>2007 Hyundai Accent 3-Door<br>2007 Pontiac Solstice GXP<p><B>Concept</B><br>International Truck MXT<br>Maybach Exelero<br>

Bluesman
01-17-2006, 01:48 PM
The official announcement:<p><A HREF="http://pressroom.toyota.com/Releases/View?id=TYT2006011701912" TARGET="_blank">http://pressroom.toyota.com/Re...01912</A>

LEXUS FAN!
01-17-2006, 02:05 PM
awesome...hopefully we will get the ES debut announcement tomorrow<p>i wish they would have given us a teaser

KebabGud
01-17-2006, 03:13 PM
lets see.. a big V8 .. and thats it .. <br>(something tells me that there will be no diesel in this..)

Bluesman
01-17-2006, 04:34 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>LEXUS FAN!</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">awesome...hopefully we will get the ES debut announcement tomorrow</TD></TR></TABLE><p>We should see something this week, the Chicago show update for January should be published by this coming Monday. I would assume Lexus will want to be announced before the show starts.<p>Secretive hold outs that they are.........

anonms
01-17-2006, 05:12 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>KebabGud</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">lets see.. a big V8 .. and thats it .. <br>(something tells me that there will be no diesel in this..)</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Well, what we SHOULD be expecting is a larger V8 and a hybrid version.<p>But Toyota could surprise us with a hybrid (2 D-4Ds sandwiched together?).

knicks125
01-17-2006, 08:54 PM
<A HREF="http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/01-17-2006/0004262354&EDATE=" TARGET="_blank">Lexus Reveals All-New ES Luxury Sedan at Chicago Auto Show</A>

63Bonneville
01-17-2006, 09:32 PM
Thanks for posting that info about the ES. The ES seems to by highly anticipated and I figured it was to premiere sooner or later, this case, Chicago. I wonder if it will be Avalon-sized? I guess we'll know in a couple of weeks.<br>Chicago seems to always have lots of significant production debuts, more so than concepts.

Bluesman
01-18-2006, 04:52 AM
Chicago is a HUGE show, it's close to Detroit yet only a month apart from the NAIAS, so it makes sense to pack up at the NAIAS and move it all to Chicago.

stinger
01-18-2006, 05:44 PM
According to the Hyundai Exchange, the Hyundai Entourage minivan will debut in Chicago. You can talk about LA, Detroit and New York all you want, but Chicago is the No. 1 show in N.A.

Player4
01-18-2006, 08:30 PM
I agree with stinger here.<p>Chicago is by far the biggest and it just brings alot of people because just the fact that is kinda in the center of US so people come from all over to the center, it is closer to alot of places where NY, LA, and Detroit is rather far from pretty much anywhere in the US. SO the location just brings alot of people to this show and therefore it is much bigger.

knicks125
01-18-2006, 09:09 PM
Well, here is the thing: Chicago is #1, as far as show space is concerned, among all NA auto shows. However, most of the large auto shows mentioned (chicago, la, detroit, ny) are very much equally important in <B>NA</B>. Please note LA auto show is moving away from NAIAS to have its own spotlight.<p>As far as which (NA) auto show is the largest and the biggest  tough call, and I would say very subjective depending on which angle you look at. From what I saw the past decade or more, Detroit receives the most media coverage (international field especially) and attention/awareness from consumers all over the globe. NY/LA, on the other hand, always find their ways to attract the import and enthusiast crowds, among other groups; while automakers turn out some of the most interesting products. And Chicago, as mentioned in above posts, receives its merits (agreed with other posters) as well in its respective field(s).<p>It's very much a grey area as to the winner of NA auto shows - there is not a clear cut winner, and that has been the case for a while now.

LEXUS FAN!
01-19-2006, 05:49 PM
Personally, I would rank it<p>Detroit<br>NY<br>Chicago<br>LA<p>In that order becasue Detroit receives the most media coverage and probably the most debuts...Chicago does not get as many debuts as NY usually and it doesn't get as much media coverage

63Bonneville
01-19-2006, 05:59 PM
The New York show has a place in my heart because it's the only one I can attend and experience, and I have done so for most of my life. I feel they're all good, but LA gets lost in the shadow of Detroit, but that may change for fall of this year, '06. Detroit is significant for many of the major concepts and prototypes debut there. Geneva is also a significant, high profile expo, many major premieres at that venue. New York in the last few years has had notable premieres, it didn't seem that way years back. <br>Getting back on topic; I feel Chicago has important production debuts and I always look forward to seeing what appears.

knicks125
01-19-2006, 06:04 PM
Correct. LA will defn. increase its presence as it takes its own spotlight this fall.<p>Every auto show has brought to the automotive world important debuts so I stand firm as all of the above four auto shows as being equally important to the industry.<p>I believe we are only discussing auto shows in north america <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0">

63Bonneville
01-19-2006, 06:45 PM
I know it's NA (USA) shows in disucssion here, but, I'm psyched about Geneva, too, so I gave it a plug. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>I'm also pins & needles as to what debuts in Chicago, I know the new Tundra & ES so far...

knicks125
01-19-2006, 07:11 PM
Well, in addition to the ES and the Tundra (confirmed):<p>at least one GMT900 pickups will debut (take your pick)<br>Nitro production possible<br>Entourage all but set<br>Quest facelift (I recall the first "new car" confirmed for Chicago)<br>Acadia concept and/or Saturn Outlook production<br>Outlander?<br>Maxima?<br>Aura?<p>We'll find more as show date gets closer...

63Bonneville
01-19-2006, 07:32 PM
I believe the new-generation Avalanche may debut in Chicago, as well. I also believe a production-close Acadia may show and a production Outlook may debut in New York. I could be wrong.<br>I think a production Aura was already shown, it's in <A HREF="http://thehollywoodextra.blogspot.com" TARGET="_blank">http://thehollywoodextra.blogspot.com</A> where you click in a pic that links to a Quicktime movie: Saturn is really shaping up to be something outstanding, the Sky, Aura & Outlook, and maybe an eventual Zeta RWD offering, perhaps to fill the void left from Oldsmobile.<br>Many Nissan/Infiniti products seem to debut in New York, but, anything is possible, there may be some pleasant surprises!<br>I'm sure many of the readers and posters here are just as anxious as I am <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/banana.gif" BORDER="0">

megadethmartyr
01-19-2006, 11:21 PM
Entourage is set unless some crazy act of God stops it. Elantra is a possibilty.

63Bonneville
01-20-2006, 08:08 AM
I believe I heard about the Entourage debuting in Chicago. That model was on, off and on again, and I understand based on the next-generation Kia Sedona. I saw the new Sedona at the New York show in 2005, it was really impressive, nice engine offering and classy appointments, well above it's predecessor. You don't hear one utter, "look at that cool minivan" but I was impressed with what I saw. The Hyundai, I figure, would be slotted above the Kia offering. <br>Hyundai is really becoming a serious player in the market! Look at the Sonata, Santa Fe and the Azera, and there's a larger, V8 RWD offering coming up, I know mules have been spotted. The beginnings were so humble in NA with the Excel only in the mid 80s. It's just like Saturn, growing and upping offerngs, appointments, and quality.

megadethmartyr
01-21-2006, 08:08 PM
I would like to point out real quick that Hyundai is nothing like Saturn. People want Hyundai's. *waits to get flamed for making fun of a domestic brand*

63Bonneville
01-22-2006, 08:09 PM
I agree that the brands are nothing like each-other, but have grown and developed very well from their humble roots. Of course, Hyundai is ahead of Saturn with product intros, now. Hyundai has really gotten phenomenal since it's 1986 intro in the USA! <br>Mega, Ive learned a lot about the Hyundai product lines and intros via your postings and always looked forward to what you would state next. <br>Back on topic: I'm still looking for more news on what will also debut in Chicago, maybe they'll be more news during this coming week.

megadethmartyr
01-22-2006, 09:06 PM
I've been keeping my ears "peeled" for any info I can get. I am hoping the Elantra will kinda just show up. Who knows what Hyundai will do.

63Bonneville
01-25-2006, 05:52 PM
There hasn't been much news or many posts here lately, let alone the whole International Car Show section. Has there been any follow up news about debuts and premieres in Chicago? <br>I suppose during the course of next week, 1/30/06 on, there may be some announcements, and, of course, right after Super Bowl things should happen.

stinger
01-27-2006, 01:56 PM
Go to the C.A.S. website. The January update has been added. It sheds much more light on which vehicles are debuting in Chicago.

LEXUS FAN!
01-27-2006, 10:28 PM
9:15am chicago time is 7:15 am Pacific, right?

stinger
01-28-2006, 01:56 AM
Yes. I live near Vegas now but I'm from Chicago.

XXL
01-29-2006, 09:12 PM
I went to the St. Louis International Auto Show (it sucked) and grabbed a Nissan brochure. The information card in the brochure has three future vehicles coming soon that you can get information on. They are the 2007 Versa, the 2007 Sentra, and the 2007 Altima (available late 2006). This leads me to believe that the Altima will either be shown at Chicago or New York. I dont think Nissan would have put the 2007 Altima on their information card as a choice if it were not going to be shown at one of the remaining major auto shows. Any thoughts? <p>XXL

knicks125
01-29-2006, 09:16 PM
Altima is almost locked for New York. I think that has been the case since summer last year, believe it or not. In addition to the redesign, look for a possible hybrid model, applications borrowed from Toyota - not sure if this is still the case, fairly old news, although we should receive some updates as we get closer to showtime in April.

knicks125
01-31-2006, 02:48 PM
Few more (world premieres) confirmed:<p>Chevy Avalanche<br>Lincoln Navigator<br>Mitsubishi Galant Ralliart

LEXUS FAN!
01-31-2006, 09:57 PM
oh good...i'm excited for the Navigator

stinger
02-03-2006, 11:09 AM
According to Edmunds Inside Line, the production Dodge Nitro and Hyundai Elantra will debut in Chicago. Subaru is unveiling the '07 Tribeca and the VW Golf is making its North America debut.

stinger
02-03-2006, 11:13 AM
Forgot to mention that Mercedes is debuting two new AMG models and the only Nissan unveiling in Chicago is the Quest.

63Bonneville
02-03-2006, 11:58 AM
Regarding Nissan, I believe the next generation Altima and a significantly updated Maxima will be unveiled in New York. <br>I'm anxious about the Navigator premiere, but I wonder what will reside under it's hood... The awesome new Escalade now has a 403hp V8, so the Navigator may have to get an upgrade in performance to compete effectively, especially with a larger, extended version to compete with the ESC. <br>After the Big Game this Sunday I'm sure the news will really be streaming from Chicago!

knicks125
02-03-2006, 12:07 PM
Correct, the revised Quest will be there in Chicago, and as mentioned previously, Altima goes to New York but don't count the Maxima in just yet, after all, the current version only debuted for the 2004 model year.<p>As for Elantra, likely it won't be there; rather the Entourage will be unveiled from Hyundai. Look for Elantra to debut either at Geneva or New York (with the former being world premiere and the latter being NA debut), my gut feeling.

Bass-o-Matic
02-03-2006, 01:14 PM
Anybody know what the Dodge unveils are?<p>So far, I know Nitro is one, but according to this <A HREF="http://www.jalopnik.com/cars/chicago/index.php" TARGET="_blank">http://www.jalopnik.com/cars/chicago/index.php</A>, there will be three.<p>Looking at a cycle plan, I'm seeing that Sprinter and Stratus are new this next year but are these the unveils for Chicago?<p>Being the biggest consumer show in the U.S., I can definitely see some value to show each but I'm not sure if they'd do all three at one show.

autodesignerdave
02-03-2006, 03:19 PM
I just got caught up on this thread. Sorry if this is a little out of order with what you folks have been talking about.<p>Toyota is planning on unveiling the all new Tundra in Chicago. 1st it was going to be unveiled in Detroit, but they cheezed on everyone, and a lot of companies who needed to get a close look at the vehicle missed out. Toyota PR people should get a slap on the hands for that one. Nonetheless, many websites are reporting the truck will be shown on either the 7th or the 9th. I got tired of guessing which source had their facts striaght and made a call to someone I know within Toyota....<p>The Tundra will be unveiled on Feb 9th at the Chicago show. If memory serves, it will be sold with a smaller V8 engine for the first year or so. The higher end, tougher V8 will come immediately after that. Finally, the biggest news of all, the massive diesel engine will be available in 09' That truck with the diesel engine is what has got the domestics shaking in their boots, and it should. <p>This truck is Toyota's answer to Ford's F250. I can't wait to see what the loyal Ford customers are going to say when they learn of an American made diesel that doesn't fall apart or lose 3/4 of its value after 5 years!<p>Anyway, as for the show...the Tundra will definately be one of the high points of the show. Try to be there on the 9th, the second press day, if you can. The unveiling is sure to be great.

caarmike
02-04-2006, 07:39 PM
Here's a full size version of Dodge's "invitation" to the press for its Chicago Autoshow conference. It shows three covered cars.<br><A HREF="http://www.stratusphere.us/img/dodge_valentine_v3.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.stratusphere.us/img...3.jpg</A><br>The one in back is probably the Dodge Nitro. The one in front is probably is the Caliber STR4. The one in the middle has everyone at the Chrysler boards stumped. It kinda looks like a two-seat convertible but no such beast is known to be in Dodge's product plan. It could be the Avenger sedan from a really weird angle.

caarmike
02-05-2006, 10:59 AM
I just rembered there is a two-seat roadster in Dodge's product plan... its called the Viper <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bangin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>The third car in the invite could be a variant of the current Viper or a concept for the third-gen.

stinger
02-05-2006, 11:10 AM
If you read the January media update on the C.A.S. website, it says Chrysler Group has three world premieres, one production, one concept and one surprise. The production vehicle is the Nitro, the surprise could be the Caliber SRT4.

Charger
02-06-2006, 07:36 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Three world debuts are scheduled for the Dodge stand, including the Nitro SUV. (See story, at right.) Dodge also will unveil an SRT performance version of an unspecified existing model and a truck concept that executives say would take the brand in a new direction.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>source: Autoweek

nstreet16
02-06-2006, 08:51 PM
Am I allowed to say what Honda is gonna show if it has an embargo on it?? Cuz I know exactly what they are showing.... (its great to have insider info at Honda American Motors).

Charger
02-06-2006, 08:53 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>nstreet16</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Am I allowed to say what Honda is gonna show if it has an embargo on it?? Cuz I know exactly what they are showing.... (its great to have insider info at Honda American Motors).</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I see no harm in telling us, as long as you dont show any pictures.

nstreet16
02-06-2006, 09:02 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Charger</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>I see no harm in telling us, as long as you dont show any pictures.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Alrighty... u didnt hear this from me... but its boringly cladded with Brembo brakes and a big spoiler. Im told they didnt have much to work with so dont be that excited...<p>And the car is.....<p>THE CIVIC SI SEDAN Concept<p>Of course y'all been hearing rumors about it and knew it would be coming soon. I have no pics yet but embargo ends later this week.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by nstreet16 at 9:36 PM 2/7/2006</i>

knicks125
02-07-2006, 06:49 AM
From Autonews (debuts):<p>2007 PRODUCTION MODELS<p>Chevrolet Avalanche <br>Dodge Nitro SUV <br>Dodge SRT (on an existing Dodge product)<br>Hyundai Entourage minivan<br>International MXT pickup <br>International RXT pickup <br>Lexus ES 350 <br>Lincoln Navigator and Navigator L <br>Mercedes-Benz R63 AMG <br>Mitsubishi Galant Ralliart <br>Nissan Quest (new interior) <br>Toyota Tundra<p>CONCEPTS<p>Dodge truck <br>Honda car (per nstreet16 - civic si sedan)<p>That is all for world debuts, except for Subaru, which is listed as having a world debut.<p>In addition, VW and Kia will have their North American introduction.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by knicks125 at 8:54 AM 2/7/2006</i>

stinger
02-07-2006, 10:25 AM
The Subaru debut is the '07 Tribeca. The VW N.A. intro is the Golf. Don't know about Kia.

knicks125
02-07-2006, 10:28 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>stinger</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The Subaru debut is the '07 Tribeca.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Interesting. Already a new version? The current was only introduced a year ago, if I reall - maybe they refreshed the front and the grille <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Side by side with the Zephyr as two of the fastest facelifts in the automotive world...

Ascariss
02-07-2006, 10:51 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>stinger</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The Subaru debut is the '07 Tribeca. The VW N.A. intro is the Golf. Don't know about Kia.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Actual golf family? or just the gti?

nstreet16
02-07-2006, 12:06 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>knicks125</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Side by side with the Zephyr as two of the fastest facelifts in the automotive world...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>It also gets a new name too, MKZ (Mark Z)

against the wall
02-07-2006, 02:58 PM
[QUOTE=knicks125]<p>Interesting. Already a new version? The current was only introduced a year ago, if I reall - maybe they refreshed the front and the grille <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>QUOTE]<p>YES! thank heavens they are facelifting it.

stinger
02-07-2006, 05:07 PM
You can see live shots of the Chicago Auto Show by going on www. chicagoautoshow.com and clicking on the webcams. They'll be up on the 9th. They provide many different shots of the show floor. It's my way of being there without being there. I'm from Chicago (now live in Las Vegas) and I attended every C.A.S. from 1957-1988. There is a great book about the history of the C.A.S. called "World's Greatest Auto Show" Celebrating a Century in Chicago by James Flammang and Mitch Frumkin.

stinger
02-07-2006, 05:15 PM
I just read that Nissan is unveiling a limited edition truck model in Chicago.

coolbluelb
02-07-2006, 09:33 PM
Build it similar to the Mugen Dominator and give it type-s awd and it would be interesting.<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>nstreet16</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Alrighty... u didnt hear this from me... but its boringly cladded with Brembo brakes and a big spoiler. Im told they didnt have much to work with so dont be that excited...<p>And the car is.....<p><br>.....<p>.....<p>.....<p>.....<p>THE CIVIC SI SEDAN Concept<p>Of course y'all been hearing rumors about it and knew it would be coming soon. I have no pics yet but embargo ends later this week.</TD></TR></TABLE>

against the wall
02-09-2006, 04:24 PM
crap, no saturn outlook?

63Bonneville
02-09-2006, 06:54 PM
I believe the Saturn Outlook is slated for a NY appearance. <br>I thought the GMC Acadia was to debut in Chicago, a close to production concept like the Enclave. <br>That's the only disappointment, the lacking of that GMC crossover, otherwise there's a fine array of debuts.

against the wall
02-09-2006, 07:44 PM
yea and so much for a new tribeca. theres nothing different except grille trims and more chrome.

63Bonneville
02-09-2006, 09:03 PM
The Tribeca is merely an update, which was expected considering it was recently introduced. It now seems to have some more bling to it. I've seen the Tribeca's up close, they're quite nice, well appointed and designed even though the style, especially the nose has some polarity. It doesn't bother me, however. <br>Who knows now, perhaps both the Outlook and the Acadia will premiere in New York. I wonder when we'll see the full production Aura?

knicks125
02-09-2006, 09:47 PM
Production Aura - New York (I'm 99.9% confident <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> )<p>Hop over and take a peak of the annual MotorWeek 2006 Drivers' Choice Awards, presented today at Chicago Auto Show - lots of deserving winners:<p><A HREF="http://www.carspyshots.net/zerothread?id=18640" TARGET="_blank">http://www.carspyshots.net/zerothread?id=18640</A><p>

stinger
02-11-2006, 12:19 PM
Not that I can afford one but the Bentley Continental GTC was listed as debuting in Chicago but apparently did not. Anyone know for sure? Just curious.