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stinger
12-03-2006, 11:19 PM
I realize LA is taking place now and Detroit is next but the only show I care about is Chicago. I was on the CAS website and was reading the blog by Paul Brian, the Director of Communications for the Chicago Auto Trade Association. He mentions that Chicago has 18 world or NA debuts on the books and they may get more. Just thought I would share that.

against the wall
12-04-2006, 12:47 PM
Pontiac G8 should be debut...<br>maybe the lacrosse super? buick usually shows something in chicago.

63Bonneville
12-04-2006, 09:15 PM
I don't want to get ahead of myself here, and the upcoming Detroit NAIAS I very eager about; I don't want to wish the Holidays or the Month of December (and January) away, but one Chicago debut I'm seriously anticipating is the rumored Pontiac G8. <br>I'm sure they'll be many significant debuts.

against the wall
12-07-2006, 05:56 PM
first confirmed debut is the <B>Saturn Astra</B>

Player4
12-07-2006, 07:19 PM
<B>2007 Chicago Auto Show</B><p><B>Production Debuts</B><br>BMW Hydrogen 7<br>Buick Enclave<br>2008 Cadillac CTS<br>2008 Chrysler Sebring Convertible<br>2007 GMC Acadia<br>2008 GMW Yukon Hybrid<br>2008 Jaguar XF<br>2007 Kia Rondo<br>Lamborghini Murcielago LP640<br>2008 Land Rover LR2<br>2008 Mitsubishi Lancer<br>2007 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec-V<br>2008 Nissan Altima Coupe<br>2007 Saturn Aura Green Line<br>2007 Saturn Vue Green Line<br>2008 Saturn Astra<br>2007 Toyota Tundra CrewMax<p><br><B>Concept Vehicles</B><br>Chrysler Nassau<br>Dodge Challanger<br>Ford Giugiaro Mustang<br>Honda Accord Concept Coupe<br>Honda FCX Concept<br>Jeep Trailhawk<br>Mazda Nagare<br>Volkswagen Tiguan<br>Volvo C30<p><br><B>Floorplan PDF Format</B><br><A HREF="http://www.chicagoautoshow.com/UserFiles/File/Floorplan_12_5_06.pdf" TARGET="_blank">http://www.chicagoautoshow.com...6.pdf</A><p><br><A HREF="http://www.chicagoautoshow.com/index.asp" TARGET="_blank">http://www.chicagoautoshow.com/index.asp</A>

Nurburgring
12-07-2006, 07:30 PM
Most or all of them have debuted at L.A. or are scheduled to debut in Detroit. Is the Jaguar XF scheduled to debut in Detroit or is it the only vehicle in the list that will <B>premiere</B> in Chicago?

stinger
12-10-2006, 08:51 PM
Not the most exciting news but I read the restyled Mercury Montego and Ford Freestyle will debut in Chicago. It looks like the Saturn Astra is too.

Nurburgring
12-10-2006, 09:03 PM
I believe both of them will be just major facelifts in which the powertrain will be overhauled and the Freestyle will sport the three-bar grille. I thought the Freestyle was canned. Maybe not I guess...

against the wall
12-10-2006, 09:07 PM
the only confirmed debuts for chicago seem to be the pontiac commodore and the saturn astra. the rest are carryovers from other shows. jaguar is rumored (or confirmed) to unveil a xf concept at detroit, so it should probably make its way to chicago.

Nurburgring
12-10-2006, 09:12 PM
I don't know if this is news to you but the Pontiac 'Commodore' is going to be badged as the G8. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0">

against the wall
12-10-2006, 09:30 PM
its not official, but even though thats most likely ill keep it commodore for now.

MtViewGuy188
12-14-2006, 12:02 AM
I've heard that the 2008 Scions (the second-generation xB and the xD, which replaces the xA) will officially debut at the Chicago Auto Show. Current rumor has it that the new xB is based off the JDM Toyota Corolla <i>Fielder</i> wagon platform and the xD is essentially a Scion-badged version of the Toyota Auris hatchback.

against the wall
12-16-2006, 09:19 PM
if you check the thread in the news section, nismo posted something from someone at scionlife who went to the preview and said that the xd was not a scion badged auris

caarmike
12-20-2006, 07:56 PM
What I've been hearing is that people who saw the new Scions at a private event last weekend say they don't look anything like any other Toyota from anywhere in the world and they both have HUGE c-pillars. I'd be surprised if the reveal is in Chicago. Scion has made nearly all of its big announcements in New York.

MtViewGuy188
12-21-2006, 09:16 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>caarmike</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I'd be surprised if the reveal is in Chicago. Scion has made nearly all of its big announcements in New York.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>The last I read Toyota is aiming for official debut at the Chicago Auto Show for both the new xB and xD. The new xB reaches dealers first in April 2007, while the xD reaches dealers in July 2007.

ndjan
01-07-2007, 09:57 PM
Toyota/Lexus always debut something at Chicago. Being the biggest auto show in the country, I'm surprised there aren't more debuts.

piokor
01-08-2007, 12:46 AM
<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">Toyota/Lexus always debut something at Chicago. Being the biggest auto show in the country, I'm surprised there aren't more debuts.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I'm actually from Chicago, and its kinda sad that the show doesn't get more attention...

stinger
01-08-2007, 04:52 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>piokor06</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I'm actually from Chicago, and its kinda sad that the show doesn't get more attention...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I'm from Chicago too and I attended every C.A.S. from 1957-1988. Back in the good old days, most debuts were in Chicago. That was before Detroit became a true international show. Detroit is a manufacturers show where Chicago is a show more for consumers. I think it stinks that there aren't more debuts in Chicago.

63Bonneville
01-09-2007, 06:31 PM
Now I'm wondering if the anticipated Pontiac G8 will appear in Chicago. <p>I'm also wondering: Being the Ford 500 was shown in NAIAS Detroit, the Montego and Freestyle are on deck, would these debut in Chicago? Also the production Fairlane (I know the name will change) and it's Lincoln sibling; being the Freestar and Monterey are now history, are they, or at least one, slated for Chicago, or perhaps later for New York? <br>Also, the production Lincoln MKS, will this be debuting in Chicago? It's D3 based, like the other Ford vehicles mentioned above and last year's concept was close to production. This should be interesting because it'll also introduce the Lincoln-exclusive 3.7L V6, maybe good for 280-300HP. <br>I brought this up because the production Fairlane and MKS, I understand, were present in Ford's recent private "showroom of the future" meetings. Also, due to recent debuts and fanfare, there hasn't been much mention of the MKS.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by 63Bonneville at 5:56 PM 1/9/2007</i>

bolita
01-10-2007, 04:05 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>63Bonneville</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Now I'm wondering if the anticipated Pontiac G8 will appear in Chicago. <p>I'm also wondering: Being the Ford 500 was shown in NAIAS Detroit, the Montego and Freestyle are on deck, would these debut in Chicago? Also the production Fairlane (I know the name will change) and it's Lincoln sibling; being the Freestar and Monterey are now history, are they, or at least one, slated for Chicago, or perhaps later for New York? <br>Also, the production Lincoln MKS, will this be debuting in Chicago? It's D3 based, like the other Ford vehicles mentioned above and last year's concept was close to production. This should be interesting because it'll also introduce the Lincoln-exclusive 3.7L V6, maybe good for 280-300HP. <br>I brought this up because the production Fairlane and MKS, I understand, were present in Ford's recent private "showroom of the future" meetings. Also, due to recent debuts and fanfare, there hasn't been much mention of the MKS.<p><br><i>Modified by 63Bonneville at 5:56 PM 1/9/2007</i></TD></TR></TABLE><p>There are a lot of rumors out ther stating that the Montego and Freestyle will be at Chicago. I doubt that the Fairlane or whatever it will be called, would be shown...

63Bonneville
01-10-2007, 05:22 PM
What about the Pontiac G8? There have been some rumors of the Zeta/Holden Commodore-based Pontiac G8 being shown in Chicago. <br>What about the production Lincoln MKS? Will it be in Chicago, or later in New York? Will that even be shown this year?

stinger
01-10-2007, 05:44 PM
The Montego and Freestyle have been confirmed for Chicago according to the auto writer for the Chicago Tribune. As the show gets closer, he usually mentions debuts for Chicago. The only other debut that's confirmed is the Saturn Astra.

stinger
01-10-2007, 05:50 PM
I'm expecting something from Buick, Dodge and Toyota. They have a history of unveilings in Chicago.

against the wall
01-10-2007, 05:59 PM
my predictions for those 3:<p>dodge: facelifted dakota and maybe a concept<br>buick: lacrosse super<br>toyota:highlander

63Bonneville
01-13-2007, 10:41 AM
There's been recent articles from other sites regarding the upcoming Pontiac G8:<br>They seem to state that it's all but confirmed and will be the Holden Commodore imported from Australia with necessary changes for Pontiac's design language, and this is to either be announced at meetings at the Chicago auto show, or actually shown at Chicago. <br>Also stated; the Aussie Commodore-based G8 will shortly be succeeded by a Zeta sedan built in Canada, with some body changes, don't know how extreme. <p>Mercury Montego and Ford Freestyle are allegedly conformed to be shown... still waiting on the production Ford Fairlane, it's recently confirmed Lincoln sibling and production Lincoln MKS luxury sedan.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by 63Bonneville at 9:57 AM 1/13/2007</i>

Nurburgring
01-13-2007, 11:22 AM
The Commodore will come to the US as a Pontiac G8 and will debut in Chicago. After that, I think production will be transfered to the Oshawa plant in Canada. I know the G8 is official.

63Bonneville
01-15-2007, 07:40 PM
So the Pontiac G8 looks to be official at Chicago, which is a major hopeful and a really good thing. <br>But there seems to be a couple of slightly conflicting reports in the G8: One seems to state it will be the Commodore modified to Pontiac design language, but another seems to state that it will be more dramatic from the A-pillar forward, favoring the Solstice (which would be seriously great), and one report says it's 5" shorter than a 2007 Grand Prix, and another says it's longer and wider than the 2007 Grand Prix, which I would hope. <br>Favorite scenario: the longer and wider G8 (with V8 power) with the Solstice front would be a juicy offering from Pontiac <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/icondrool.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>I guess we will all have to wait and see, this will all be out after Super Bowl Sunday, during Chicago's press days.

stinger
01-16-2007, 11:09 PM
Nissan plans to unveil a facelifted full-size Titan pickup truck during next month's Chicago Auto Show, company insiders have confirmed.<br>

against the wall
01-19-2007, 04:12 PM
next gen highlander will debut<br><A HREF="http://www.autoblog.com/2007/01/19/toyota-highlander-and-highlander-hybrid-will-debut-in-chicago" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autoblog.com/2007/0...icago</A>/

knicks125
01-19-2007, 05:04 PM
Keeping it in the Toyota family, Scion will unveil the second generation of xB and new xD (xA replacement). Nothing new but it has now been confirmed by Toyota with official release.

against the wall
01-20-2007, 11:03 AM
just looking around the chicago website and it seems the official debut of the 2008 5er will be at chicago and not geneva....m5 touring will be at geneva probably.

boston
01-21-2007, 06:30 AM
Toyota said that it will be unveiling the new 2008 Highlander and Highlander Hybrid SUV s at the 2007 Chicago Auto Show. This will be the first major overhaul design wise and performance wise on the Toyota Highlander since its debut during 2001. The 2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid is also expected to get more mileage than the current model.<p>The Toyota press conference will take place on Wednesday, February 7 at 9:15 A.M. CT in the Grand Ballroom in McCormick Place. A video clip of the press conference will be available for viewing following the event on the Toyota.com website.<p><A HREF="http://www.egmcartech.com/2007/01/19/toyota-to-unveil-new-2008-highlander-highlander-hybrid" TARGET="_blank">http://www.egmcartech.com/2007...ybrid</A>/

knicks125
01-21-2007, 09:19 AM
see three posts above

63Bonneville
01-24-2007, 07:46 PM
So, from what we know at this point (1/24/07)...<br>Here's what they're definitely premiering at Chicago so far (the givens):<p>Toyota's next-generation Highlander (along with Highlander Hybrid) and Scion's Next xB and xD (xA replacement), Ford Freestyle and Mercury Montego updates (like the 500), Nissan Titan update, and either a formal announcement or the actual showing of the upcoming Pontiac G8.<br>Either update me or correct me if I'm wrong on any of these.<p>Chicago seems to be a show that's focused to the consumer, and that's a good thing; more debuts of real products of which we'll see and drive. Concepts are dazzling and show much promise and are closer to reality more and more lately, but the production debuts are here and now, or will be in a matter of months as we see them, while the concepts either influence design, test reaction, showcase in general, or set a preview of what may or will arrive down the road.

against the wall
01-24-2007, 08:01 PM
2008 5er is debuting too. check the chicago website, its listed.

stinger
01-25-2007, 07:43 PM
Forgot the Saturn Astra.

stinger
01-25-2007, 07:46 PM
I read there's at least 18 world or NA debuts in Chicago so there's some we don't even know about yet.

against the wall
01-25-2007, 08:20 PM
ok ill just make a list of what we know:<p>Toyota Highlander/Hybrid<br>Scion XD<br>Scion XB<br>Saturn Astra<br>Pontiac G8<br>BMW 5er facelift<br>Nissan Titan update<br>Ford Freestyle<br>Mercury Montego<p>those are the confirmed ones so far. so theres at least 9 more we dont know about then. so predictions:<p>buick lacrosse super<br>some dodge concept possibly previewing the JC49<br>Dodge dakota facelift<br>Nissan Armada facelift<br>saturn vue redline (most likely NY though)<p>and thats all i can think of right now.<br>

stinger
01-28-2007, 04:56 PM
I read in the media update that Pontiac is indeed unveiling the G8, Chevrolet may have as many as 6 debuts, Chrysler has three debuts, Nissan is unveiling the facelifted Armada and Pathfinder, the Porsche 911 GT3 RS is making it's N.A. debut, VW is unveiling the new version of the R32, Kia is debuting a new model, BMW is showing the Alpina B7 (what is that?) and International Truck is debuting a concept truck. This is in addition to what has already been confirmed. I'm surprised Buick is apparently not debuting the LaCrosse Super in Chicago.

Soul Man
01-28-2007, 06:46 PM
Alpina B7 is a hotted up 7 series. Alpina is an "aftermarket" brand in the likes of shelby's in the 60's were to Ford, or RUF is to Porsche; essentially it isnt BMW but im pretty sure BMW sends them white body cars, and sells their vehicles in their showroom. The U.S. has only seen one other BMW, endorsed, i guess would be the word, model, which was the alpina v8 roadster, a z8 with alpina body kit and an automatic, plus the 4.8 liter v8 used in the 4.8is x5 in place of the m5 sourced 4.9 liter v8<p>the b7, essentially is an S-class amg competitor, s8, or an XJR competitor (though the power of the XJR is a little lowly now) and is the closest thing to an M7. it can only be assumed BMW is selling the Alpina B7 here, is because they dont feel the need to waste R&D, and M cars are manuals, which the b7 is not; though an M7 really could happen with a manual, albeit an SMG manual, but i guess the answer is really only known by BMW

63Bonneville
01-28-2007, 10:25 PM
So we will see the G8?! Great!! I wonder which news was correct: The Commodore which is to be updated with Pontiac design language, or a larger version with a more Solstice nose, that would be great! There were conflicting reports which I posted earlier on. <br>Also, now I'm curious, what will the 6 Chevrolet debuts and the 3 Chrysler debuts be? I suppose we'll all know after a week. form now (1/28/07).

cyberpunk3
01-29-2007, 12:24 PM
The Solstice face would lose its luster if similarities carried over. I'd say a new face is more likely than such grafting.

stinger
01-29-2007, 03:51 PM
For more details on the Chicago auto show, go to the website (www.chicagoautoshow.com) and click on media information center and then update no. 3. Without question, the C.A.S. website is the best of any major auto show in the world.

knicks125
01-29-2007, 07:03 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>63Bonneville</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">So we will see the G8?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>ABC Nightly News via Autoblog - yes but as a concept.

knicks125
01-30-2007, 07:10 AM
Kia<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">At next months Chicago auto show, the Korean auto maker will debut a new Rondo SX sport trim, which will feature some appearance changes and a slight horsepower boost, Beavis reveals to Wards</TD></TR></TABLE>

against the wall
01-30-2007, 02:19 PM
<A HREF="http://media.gm.com/servlet/GatewayServlet?target=http://image.emerald.gm.com/gmnews/viewpressreldetail.do?domain=2&docid=32932" TARGET="_blank">http://media.gm.com/servlet/Ga...32932</A><p>well whadya know. i was right, they are debuting the vue redline here. and 2 special edition corvettes *shrieks in overexcitement for what will probably be something not worth it*

against the wall
02-07-2007, 04:42 PM
meh this years show was kinda boring. nothing really exciting and different this year. many of the unveiled stuff is already available everywhere else (G8, saturns, r32, rondo concept). and the real only all new vehicle shown would be the highlanders and scions. and i thought there were more concepts last year. this year only has 1.5

jkkc
02-15-2007, 10:50 PM
Okay....I'm came in from KC for the show and generally I was happy with it. Granted we didn't bother to look at the floorplan before setting in....and didn't get to the 'cool' side until later in the afternoon, but that's my fault. <p>My takeaway from this show is that generally speaking GM looks like it should recover from the doldrums it now finds itself in and possibly be 'safe' for another 5-10 years. Ford on the other hand might be in trouble. Between Ford's primary display, Lincoln, and Merucry it was plain boring. There's just nothing there. Ford's only hope are they're trucks, the rest, I hate to say it, is crap. Why can't, oh please, why can't they simply use the Modeo and the Euro Focus stateside? Both of those cars have no American equivalent.....they're 10 times better than what we get stuck with. Why, oh why is this so hard for them to understand?<p>Don't get the sentiment of this post wrong, I want ford to recover, but in my view they just keep shoveling dirt out of a hole that's already 5 feet deep.