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Chicago Auto Show - 2007

  • 2007Cover McCormickPlaceWeb22
    Featured on the cover of the 2007 Chicago Auto Show program, were the GMC Acadia, Hyundai Azera and Volkswagen. These vehicles were awarded three lucky individuals that held winning tickets during the First Look For Charity black-tie benefit. Nineteen area charities shared in more than $2.8 million raised by the 2007 Chicago Auto Show's benevolent event, which was held the evening of Feb. 8th, the night before the annual auto show opened to the public. On the right, a view looking west down the majestic glass ceiling of the Grand Concourse Galleria inside McCormick Place during the 2007 Chicago Auto Show. Large arrows point to the South and North halls, which totaled 1.2 million sq. ft. of exhibitor space for the nearly 1,000 vehicles on display during the ten-day run of the 99th edition 'windy city' automotive extravaganza.
  • 2008Scion xB @2007Web22
    Scion unveiled the all-new, redesigned 2008 xB urban utility vehicle during a press conference at the '07 Chicago Auto Show. Engineers increased the wheelbase by four-inches, overall length by a foot, width by almost three-inches and decreased height more than an inch. The 16-inch steel wheels are one-inch larger than the previous generation. Lounge-like interior provides 29.1 cubic feet of cargo area behind the rear seats. A 2.4 liter four-cylinder engine generated 158 horses, and came mated to either a five-speed manual gearbox or a three-speed automatic transmission with sequential shifting.
  • 2008FordTaurus@2007Web22
    Ford Motor Company’s Cisco Codina unveiled the 2008 Ford Taurus during media days at the 2007 Chicago Auto Show. The '08 Taurus featured a new powertrain, new all-wheel-drive system, more standard safety features and structural upgrades to further enhance crash protection. Stock engine was a 3.5 liter Duratec V-6 that delivered 260 horsepower and came mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.
  • 2008FordTaurusX @2007Web22
    Unveiled to the public and media at the '07 Chicago Auto Show, the 2008 Ford Taurus X is a new full-size crossover that offers three-rows of seating. A powerful 3.5 liter V-6 engine with six-speed automatic transmission came standard. Safety equipment included side curtain air bags and AdvanceTrac electronic stability control. Innovative convenience features offered were one-touch, flip-and-fold second-row seating and a power rear liftgate.
  • 2008SaturnAstra@2007Web22
    Saturn staged the World Premiere of its brand new Astra compact car during the 2007 Chicago Auto Show. Jill Lajdziak, Saturn’s general manager posed with the 2008 Astra five-door model after speaking to the media at the show. The Astra was part of the larger collaboration between Saturn and Opel. Early examples included the Saturn Sky and Opel GT, as well as the Opel Antara and 2008 Saturn Vue.
  • 2008DodgeDakota@2007Web22
    Dodge selected the 2007 Chicago Auto Show to unveil the 2008 Dakota pickup truck. The freshen Dakota was offered in two body styles - Club Cab and Quad Cab. Standard 210 horsepower, 3.7-liter Magnum V-6 or optional 4.7-liter V-8 that produced 290 hp were offered. At the time, Dakota was the only brand that offered a V-8 in the mid-size segment. The '08 Dodge Dakota standard cargo beds were 6 feet, 6 inches in the Club Cab and 5 feet, 4-inches in the Quad Cab.
  • 2008Audi R8 @2007Web22
    Audi incorporated the name and the genes of its 5-time Le Mans winner into the spectacular 2008 R8 limited-production sports car. Endowed with an aluminum body, Space Frame and quattro permanent all-wheel drive, the R8 is Audi’s first mid-engine layout. Positioned directly behind the two-seat cabin was a 4.2 liter V-8, which pumped-out 420 horsepower, and enabled the R8 to spring from 0-to-62 mph in 4.6 seconds, on its way to a governed top speed of 187 mph.
  • 2007AcuraRDX@07Web22
    For 2007, a completely new Sport Utility Vehicle joined the growing Acura product line, the RDX. This five-passenger Entry Premium SUV comes with a 240 horsepower, turbocharged and intercooled 2.3 liter VTEC four-cylinder engine. Standard-equipped five-speed automatic transmission has F1-style Seqeutial SportShift paddle shifters. The RDX features the first adaptation of the Super Handling All-Wheel Drive system to an SUV, and Acura's first standard 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels and all-season high-performance tires.
  • 2007JeepOnTrackCAS Web33
    Since 2005, DiamlerChrysler has set-up a half-mile indoor track on the show floor for vehicle demonstrations, like this Jeep hill climb from 2007. This is reminiscent of the 1901 show, when a wooden circular track inside the Coliseum provided spectators their first rides in horseless carriages.
  • 2007BentleyExhibitWeb22
    View of the Bentley exhibit during the 2007 Chicago Auto Show. Bentley was available in two-door 2+2 fastback and convertible body styles. A 6.0 liter twin turbo W12 cylinder engine, permanent four-wheel drive and a six-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission were standard equipment.
  • 2007CadillacExhibitCAS Web22
    View of the Cadillac exhibit during the 2007 Chicago Auto Show. In the center is the SRX luxury crossover that received a redesigned interior that model year. The all-new cockpit was more luxurious and spacious, with elite craftsmanship. New for 2007 was the 6L50 Hydra-Matic six speed transmission, now standard for rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive V-8 models.
  • 2007HondaExhibitWeb22
    View of the Honda exhibit during the 2007 Chicago Auto Show.
  • 2007HondaCivicNGV Web22
    View of the Honda Civic NGV (natural gas vehicle) on display during the 2007 Chicago Auto Show. Power was supplied by natural gas stored in cylinders, and could be refueled anywhere from existing natural gas lines. At the time, the Honda NGV alternative fuel vehicle was the only NGV commercially available in the United States market.
  • HU 001 Hummer
    Wide view of the Hummer exhibit during the 2007 Chicago Auto Show.
  • BUICK Enclave 005
    View of the 2008 Buick Enclave on display during the 2007 Chicago Auto show.
  • BUICK Enclave 2 009
    Cutaway view of the interior for the 2008 Buick Enclave during the 2007 Chicago Auto Show.
  • ChevyEquinoxFuelCell@2007Web22
    Chevrolet displayed the next-generation Chevy Equinox Fuel Cell sport utility vehicle at the 2007 Chicago Auto Show, demonstrating that fuel cell propulsion technology can be applied to real-world vehicles. GM planned to build more than 100 Chevrolet Equinox Fuel Cell vehicles and begin placing them with customers who live in metropolitan New York City; Washington, D.C.; or southern California in the fall of 2007. It was part of a comprehensive deployment plan dubbed “Project Driveway." You had to be 21 years of age, a U.S. citizen and present a valid driver’s license. The fuel cell technology was seamlessly integrated with all of the comfort and safety of Chevrolet’s current-production, gasoline-powered Equinox, with the biggest difference that Equinox Fuel Cell didn't run on gasoline. Still, it was fully functional, carrying up to four-occupants and their gear, with a top speed of 100 mph. Due to extensive crash tests on the Equinox fuel cell, the GM system met all applicable 2007 U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.