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Chicago Auto Show 2010 Coverage
By Colum Wood, Feb. 10, 2010

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An important venue for the truck market, for 2010 the Chicago Auto Show promises such debuts as the 2011 Chevy Silverado Heavy Duty pickup truck, an EcoBoost Ford Edge and even a few updated trucks from Toyota.

Additional highlights include a concept version of Honda's upcoming next-generation Odyssey minivan as well as plug-in hybrid concept from Kia call the Ray. Nissan has also just announced that it will display in Chicago, with the premiere of the 370Z 40th Anniversary Edition sports car, as well as the new 2011 Infiniti M37 and M56.

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Breaking 2010 Chicago Auto Show News

2011 Infiniti M56 Makes Public Debut at Chicago Auto Show

February 10, 2010 | Infiniti made a last minute decision to show its products at the Chicago Auto Show and so it took some searching to find the brands new 2011 M model tucked away in a back corner...

Nissan 370Z 40th Anniversary Edition, First Live Photos

February 10, 2010 | Tucked away in a quiet corner of the Chicago Auto Show, Nissan displayed, for the first time, its new 370Z 40th Anniversary Edition...

Mercedes CLS Grand Edition Gets Matte-Platinum Paint

February 10, 2010 | Mercedes didn’t hold a press conference at the Chicago Auto Show, so it obviously had nothing of interest, right? Wrong. Besides the fact that there’s a new SLS exotic to drool over, Mercedes was showing off a limited CLS Grand Edition model...

Kia Ray Plug-In Hybrid Concept Debuts; Kia Announces “Alternative Energy” Model On the Way

February 10, 2010 | Kia is working to infuse all of its vehicles with passion, even hybrids. Over the past year Kia launched the exciting Forte Koup, along with a related motorsports program and more recently it advertised during the SuperBowl for the first time with an edgy commercial featuring the all-new Sorento and a bucnh of life size toys – two of which made an appearance at the Chicago Auto Show...

2011 Chevrolet Silverado HD World Premiere and First Live Photos

February 10, 2010 | Chevy chose the Chicago Auto Show to debut its all-new 2011 Silverado Heavy Duty pickup truck with more power and capability. New Silverado HD models sit on new frames and come with an optional all-new 6.6-liter Duramax V8 and Allison 1000 six-speed transmission...

Honda Odyssey Concept Foreshadows 2011 Production Model

February 10, 2010 | When Honda announced it would show a next-generation Odyssey minivan concept at the Chicago Auto Show, we assumed it would be one of the wild and wacky concepts that automaker debuted at the Tokyo Auto show last year. We were wrong...

2011 Toyota Avalon World Premiere

February 10, 2010 | Toyota has just taken the wraps off the all-new 2011 Avalon. The changes certainly aren’t dramatic, but this is the Avalon after all...

Scion tC Release Series 6.0 Debut With First Live Photos

February 10, 2010 | Officially unveiled today at the Chicago Auto Show, Scion has released yet another special edition tC model. Presumably the last limited edition tC, the tC Release Series 6.0 comes painted in the exclusive SpeedWay Blue, with a matte-black graphics package...

Facelifted 2011 Ford Edge First to Get EcoBoost 4-Cylinder

February 10, 2010 | Ford has just unveiled the significantly revised 2011 Edge crossover at the Chicago Auto Show with fuel economy and performance engine options. On the fuel economy side the 2011 Edge will be the first North American Ford to feature the company’s turbocharged 4-cylinder EcoBoost engine...

Furious Fuchsia Dodge Challenger Debut With First Live Photos

February 10, 2010 | Dodge is once again releasing a new special edition versions of its Challenger with another signature paint color. This time it’s Furious Fuchsia and as girly as it might be, the Challenger still manages to look like a man’s machine...

Lighter, Faster Shelby GT500 Debuts in Windy City

February 10, 2010 | Ford has just officially given the 2011 Shelby GT500 its ceremonial debut at the Chicago Auto Show. Significantly updated from last year, the 2011 model offers more power, a lower curb weight and improved handling...

Nissan 370Z 40th Anniversary Edition Priced from $38,860, With Lots of New Photos

February 10, 2010 | Set to make its debut at the Chicago Auto Show this week, Nissan has just announced the 370Z 40th Anniversary Edition will be priced from $38,860. And because we already knew this, to get our attention they included a large selection of new photos of the car...

2011 Chevy Silverado Heavy Duty Gets More Powerful and Efficient Duramax 6.6 and Allison Tranny

February 10, 2010 | The all-new 2011 Chevrolet Silverado Heavy Duty models might not look all that new and there’s a good reason for it. With tight budgets at GM as of late, the Silverado HD team was given limited funds to build the truck and so they chose to put the money where those who really need a heavy duty truck will appreciate it most..

Ford Transit Connect Electric and TC Taxi to Debut at Chicago Auto Show

February 9, 2010 | Ford has just announced two new versions of its Transit Connect commercial vehicle, which recently won the 2010 North American Truck of the Year award. Up first is the Transit Connect Electric, the first electric vehicle Ford will offer, using a lithium-ion battery...

Scion tC Release Series 6.0 Headed for Chicago Auto Show Debut

February 9, 2010 | Later this week at the Chicago Auto Show, Scion will unveil the yet another special edition tC model. Presumably the last limited edition tC, the tC Release Series 6.0 comes painted in the exclusive SpeedWay Blue, with a matte-black graphics package...

Furious Fuchsia Dodge Challenger Celebrates 40 Years of a Muscle-Car Icon

February 8, 2010 | Dodge is once again releasing a new special edition versions of its Challenger with another signature paint color. This time it’s Furious Fuchsia and as girly as it might be, the Challenger still manages to look like a man’s machine...

2011 Infiniti M37, M56 Set for Public Debut

February 8, 2010 | While the media was given a sneak peak at the all-new 2011 Infiniti M37 and M56 models at a private event a few months back, the cars will be on public display for the first time at the Chicago Auto Show...

Nissan 370Z 40th Anniversary Edition Set for World Premiere in Chicago

February 8, 2010 | Just last week we thought we’d have to wait for the New York Auto Show in late March before we’d get to see the 40th Anniversary Edition 370Z, but Nissan has just announced it has decided to display at the Chicago Auto Show, starting later this week...

2011 Shelby GT500 Gets Less Weight, More Power and Improved Handling

February 8, 2010 | Thanks to an all-aluminum block and a numerous other upgrades, Ford is promising the 2011 Shelby GT500 will offer more power, a lower curb weight and improved handling. The new aluminum block weighs 102 lbs less than the old cast-iron unit and puts out 10-more horsepower for a total of 550-hp at 6200 rpm...

Shelby GT500 SVT Performance Package Nets Dramatic 3.0 Second Lap Time Improvement

February 8, 2010 | Having just announced the much-improved 2011 Shelby GT500 model, Ford is also debuting a new SVT Performance Pack for the car, which it says will deliver a 3.0-second per lap improvement on a 2.3 mile road course over the 2010 model...

Kia Ray Plug-In Hybrid Concept Teased Again

February 4, 2010 | Kia has released one more teaser photo of the Ray plug-in hybrid concept that it will debut at the Chicago Auto Show next week. As with all modern Kia’s it has a sporty, if not downright aggressive look and we’re eager to see what the whole package looks like...

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