One highlight of the First Look for Charity is the vehicle giveaway. Over the years, lucky winners have driven off with the keys to 41 vehicles, including a Chevrolet Corvette and Dodge Viper. Any attendee who has purchased a ticket is eligible to win. However, the winner must be present at the time of the drawing. This year, two vehicles will be raffled off, a 2017 Acura TLX and a 2017 Lexus NX. tlX CoMpliMent S of aCura diviSion of aMe riCan honda Motor Co., inC . nX CoMpLiMentS of leXuS diviSion of toyota Motor SaleS, inC .
The spacious five-passenger Acura TLX is a midsize sports sedan that is positioned between the ILX entry-luxury sedan and the RLX flagship Acura sedan.
Developed under the theme of 'Red Carpet Athlete,' the TLX delivers a unique and compelling blend of sports-sedan athleticism and premium (red-carpet) luxury refinement, while delivering on Acura's 'Synergy Between Man and Machine' product direction – characterized by vehicles that perform "at the will of the driver" with intuitive, exhilarating and confidence-inspiring driving dynamics.
To achieve its dual mission of even sharper sports-sedan performance and increased luxury refinement, the TLX employs a host of technologies that make the TLX quick and responsive in sporty driving, stable and sure-footed in higher speed maneuvers, calm and quiet during long-distance cruising.
The TLX also features AcuraLink®, Acura's cloud-based connected car system, offering Acura owners a broad range of cloud-based and embedded convenience, connectivity and available security features. All TLX models come equipped with Siri Eyes Free technology that, when paired with a compatible iPhone, allows the driver to use the features of Siri using familiar voice commands.
The TLX comes in three distinct TLX model offerings, all which carry a long list of standard luxury comfort, convenience and safety features. TLX models with the 2.4-liter engine can be upgraded to the Technology package and models with the 3.5-liter engine are available with Technology or the line-topping Advance Package.
The concept of making a vehicle look as if it was styled from a single piece of metal is a long-held image in the auto industry. The NX design team used the die of the spindle grille as a base over which molten steel was poured to see how the shape would naturally form. The result inspired the NX’s angular, integral shape.
Combining stirring design with pure function, the Lexus NX makes extensive use of low energy consumption LEDs for front and rear lights. Two types of LED headlights are available. The NX 200t uses LEDs for the low beams and halogen bulbs for the high beams.
Stepping into the Lexus NX will feel like stepping into a sports car. The cabin design combines structural elements with luxurious yet functional materials and textures. The center console is the undeniable focal point, framed by bold silver-colored architectural elements and featuring kneepads on both sides. Leather-wrapped metal over high contrast metallic colors provides visual depth. The NX dashboard and console continue the Lexus concept of display and operational zones.
Designers carved out maximum space with the design. For example, a luggage area width of 53 inches can accommodate four golf bags stowed sideways, rather than having to lean them against the side. Storage in four compartments beneath the cargo floor provide space for keeping valuables out of sight.
 A random drawing of ticket stubs for all attendees at the First Look for Charity Event with be made upon open stage during the course of the event. Vehicle(s) will be awarded at that time. If the owner of the winning ticket stub drawn fails to claim prize within a reasonable time, as determined solely by the Chicago Auto Trade Association, his right to the vehicle will be forfeited and an additional ticket stub will be drawn. The odds of winning depend upon the number of ticket stubs collected. Substitutions for the vehicle are not permitted; there are no cash award alternatives. Void where prohibited by law. Winner agrees to permit the Chicago Automobile Trade Association and/or the First Look for Charity Foundation to use his picture for future publicity and promotion with compensation. Winner further agrees to provide name, address and social security number to the Chicago Automobile Trade Association and/or the First Look for Charity Foundation, and to be responsible for any and all taxes, including Federal and State income taxes, state and local sales taxes or excise taxes, as applicable. Winner further acknowledges that he will be provided a Federal Form 1099 at year end indicating the full value of the prize awarded.