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Indoor Test Tracks and Outdoor Test Drives Highlight Show Experience

The Chicago Auto Show will again feature three indoor test tracks and up to six outdoor test drives. Returning are Chrysler’s multi-brand test track and its wildly popular Jeep off-road course. Toyota also returns with a track of its own, but for 2014 it will feature trucks within a proving ground that features a see saw, water crossing and 15-foot hill climb. For attendees looking to spend a little time behind the wheel, the Chicago Auto Show will again feature six outdoor test-drive opportunities.

“Last year, more than 75,000 people took part in our test tracks or test drives,” said John Webb, 2014 Chicago Auto Show co-chairman. “It’s a great way to experience the show and learn about the capabilities of different vehicles.”

Test tracks have been a Chicago Auto Show tradition for eight years. Back in 2005, Jeep built its first indoor test track at the Chicago Auto Show and has returned every year since. In addition to Jeep, Chrysler and Toyota, past Chicago Auto Shows have featured test tracks from Ford and Chevrolet. Last year, manufacturers that hosted outdoor test drives included Cadillac, Ford, Kia, Hyundai, Nissan and Subaru.

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