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Chicago Automobile Trade Association Elects Four New Members and Re-Elects Existing Member to its Board of Directors

Jun 21, 2017 09:00 AM

Crane, Marks, Roberts and Wickstrom join incumbent Haggerty on the 15-member CATA board. Scarpelli elected CATA chairman.

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Chicago Automobile Trade Association Board of Director Dan Marquardt to be Honored as Father of the Year by the Illinois Fatherhood Initiative

Jun 06, 2017 09:00 AM

The Illinois Fatherhood Initiative (IFI) will honor Dan Marquardt - Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) board of director and vice president/partner of Marquardt of Barrington - as "Father of the Year" during the IFI's 20th annual Fatherhood Dinner Celebration tomorrow evening.

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Chicago Automobile Trade Association Awards Fourth Annual Spirit of Carol Cooling Scholarship to John Hersey High School Student for Academic and Personal Excellence

Jun 05, 2017 09:00 AM

The Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), Chicago metropolitan’s new-car dealer association, presented the fourth annual Spirit of Carol Cooling Scholarship – a $1,000 grant – to John Hersey High School graduating senior Ashley Roscoe during a recent student assembly.

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The Chicago Automobile Trade Association and USO of Illinois Partner for Fifth Year of Charitable “Barbecue for the Troops” Initiative

May 22, 2017 09:00 AM

Chicagoland's new-car dealer association, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), donated $1,500 to the Loaves & Fishes "CARES" car program which provides transportation to working individuals in need. In addition to its car program, Naperville-based Loaves & Fishes serves the DuPage community by providing high-quality, healthy food; preventative care; educational opportunities; and wellness services to local individuals who live in poverty.

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Chicago Automobile Trade Association Announces Northwood Scholarship Recipient

Apr 17, 2017 09:00 AM

The Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) is pleased to award a $5,000 educational scholarship to local resident Edward Mavromatis. Currently enrolled at Northwood University, Mavromatis aspires to work in the automotive retail sector and is pursuing a degree in Automotive Marketing & Management.​

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Best of Show Results -- Consumers Pick Their Favorite Vehicles and Exhibit at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 23, 2017 01:11 PM

For the twelfth consecutive year, consumer voters selected their favorites in five categories in the Chicago Auto Show's "Best of Show" balloting. The Chicago Auto Show is the only major auto show that polls its attendees' favorite vehicles and exhibit.

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Chicago Auto Show Concludes Successful 10-Day Run

Feb 22, 2017 03:06 PM

The Chicago Auto Show wrapped a successful 10-day run, and show organizers announced an attendance bump over last year - despite a record-breaking warmth that had many Chicagoans enjoying the outdoors.

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Hispanic Heritage Day at 2017 Chicago Auto Show Returns with Special Programs and Events on Feb. 17

Feb 15, 2017 09:10 PM

The 2017 Chicago Auto Show, together with Telemundo Chicago, is proud to announce the return of Hispanic Heritage Day, an annual celebration of the Hispanic community and its influence in the automotive market, to be held on Friday, Feb. 17.

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360 Revo Returns to Chicago Auto Show to Provide Consumers With a Virtual Experience

Feb 14, 2017 04:27 PM

The interactive media company 360° Revo, in conjunction with the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), have produced an interactive tour of the 2017 Chicago Auto Show for car enthusiasts worldwide to experience. Visitors to the Chicago Auto Show website will be able to go virtually inside and outside specific vehicles that are featured at this year's show. 360° Revo has produced these tours every year since 2012 for the CATA.

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Chicago Auto Show Partners With XFINITY to Help Fans Go #XFINITYFast at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 14, 2017 09:01 AM

The 2017 Chicago Auto Show is proud to once again partner with XFINITY to offer show attendees a chance to win great prizes and exclusive access during the 10-day show, running from Feb. 11-20 at McCormick Place.

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2017 Chicago Auto Show Now Open to the Public

Feb 12, 2017 08:45 PM

The 2017 Chicago Auto Show is officially underway. The 109th edition of the largest automotive exhibition in North America is officially open to the public through Monday, Feb. 20 at McCormick Place. Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle joined 2017 Chicago Auto Show Chairman Mike McGrath and General Manager Dave Sloan on stage to cut the ribbon to open the show.

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Volkswagen Unveils Atlas Weekend Edition Concept, 2018 Tiguan Makes Chicago Debut at 2017 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 12, 2017 08:40 PM

Volkswagen unveiled the Atlas Weekend Edition concept at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview. The seven-passenger concept pays tribute to Volkswagen's go-anywhere spirit and provides enhanced versatility and cargo space, perfect for weekend warriors.

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Mitsubishi Wins 2017 Word of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA) Driving Engagement Award for "Kids Talk Safety" Campaign

Feb 12, 2017 08:36 PM

The Chicago Auto Show and Word of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA) presented Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. with the fifth annual Driving Engagement Award for the most buzz-worthy social media campaign of 2016. Mitsubishi Motors accepted the award during the 2017 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview.​

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Subaru Debuts 2018 Subaru Legacy at 2017 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 12, 2017 08:33 PM

Subaru of America unveiled its all-new 2018 Subaru Legacy at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview. The midsize sedan is sportier, quieter and features significant upgrades in safety, comfort and technology for 2018.

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Winner of Third Annual Drive Safe Chicago PSA Contest Named at 2017 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 12, 2017 08:27 PM

Hannah Christy, 17, a junior at Porter County Career Center in Valparaiso, Indiana was named the winner of the third annual 2017 Drive Safe Chicago PSA Contest. She accepted the award and a $2,000 prize from The National Road Safety Foundation (NRSF) at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview.

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Mopar Reveals Mopar '17 Dodge Challenger During Media Breakfast at 2017 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 12, 2017 08:22 PM

Mopar - the service, parts and customer care organization within Fiat Chrysler Automobiles - revealed the limited-edition Mopar '17 Dodge Challenger at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview breakfast.​

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Chevrolet Unveils Special Edition Redline Package for Nine Cars, Trucks and Crossover Utility Vehicles at 2017 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 12, 2017 08:15 PM

Chevrolet unveiled its special-edition Redline series of cars, trucks and crossover utility vehicles at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show. Redline is expected to be the broadest special-edition series the brand has ever offered and will be available on nine vehicles across Chevrolet's lineup.

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Midwest EVOLVE Announces Three-Year Educational Campaign Aimed at Promoting Benefits of Electric Vehicles

Feb 12, 2017 08:09 PM

Midwest EVOLVE, a consumer EV education campaign, today announced a seven-state educational program aimed at increasing consumer adoption rates of electric vehicles across the Midwest.

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Chrysler and BraunAbility Unveil Wheelchair-Accessible BraunAbility Chrysler Pacifica at 2017 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 12, 2017 08:00 PM

Chrysler and BraunAbility unveiled the BraunAbility Chrysler Pacifica, the industry's most spacious wheelchair-accessible vehicle, at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview.

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Mitsubishi Debuts 2017 Outlander Sport Limited Edition at 2017 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 12, 2017 07:52 PM

Mitsubishi today revealed a new limited edition trim for its most popular model, the Outlander Sport, at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview. The crossover's newest trim - Outlander Sport Limited Edition - sits just above its base model, the ES, and features significant updates including 18-inch wheels, a rearview camera, an aluminum-alloy fuel door, and high-intensity discharge headlights.

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General Motors Company President Dan Ammann Addresses Economic Club of Chicago During 2017 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 12, 2017 07:41 PM

Dan Ammann, president of General Motors Company, delivered the keynote address during the Economic Club of Chicago's (ECC) luncheon at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview. The ECC luncheon is a cornerstone event of the Chicago Auto Show Media Preview, boasting past speeches from Bill Ford, Jim Press, Henrik Fisker, Ralph Gilles, Yoshi Inaba and Lex Kerssemakers.

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Ford Introduces All-New Ford Expedition at 2017 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 12, 2017 07:12 PM

Ford Motor Co. today showed off its all-new Ford Expedition at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview. The full-size SUV is slated to be the smartest and most adaptable Expedition ever, offering space, connectivity and new technology for the whole family.

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Dodge Debuts Powerful New 2018 Dodge Durango SRT, Two Limited Edition Pickup Trucks at 2017 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 12, 2017 07:07 PM

Dodge unveiled its high-performance 2018 Dodge Durango SRT - the brand's fastest SUV in its class - at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview.

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Nissan Announces TITAN and TITAN XD King Cab at 2017 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 12, 2017 06:58 PM

Nissan revealed the new King Cab body style to round out its award-winning lineup of pickup trucks, including the TITAN and TITAN XD, during the 2017 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview.

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2018 Elantra GT Hatchback Makes Debut at 2017 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 12, 2017 06:53 PM

Hyundai revealed the brand-new 2018 Elantra GT hatchback to automotive media at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview. The compact hatchback will be lower, wider and longer than previous model and features a whole new look and feel.

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Toyota Introduces 2018 Tundra and Sequoia TRD Sport Models and 2018 RAV4 Adventure at 2017 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 12, 2017 06:36 PM

Toyota unveiled the 2018 Toyota Tundra TRD Sport and Toyota Sequoia TRD Sport during the Chicago Auto Show Media Preview. The company also revealed its all-new 2018 RAV4 Adventure, a sporty update of the popular compact crossover that will appeal to weekend warriors.

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Global Head of Design Ralph Giles Opens 2017 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview

Feb 12, 2017 05:47 PM

The 2017 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview kicked off with a keynote address by Ralph Gilles, head of design for FCA - Global. Speaking to more than 400 media and manufacturer representatives, Giles was the keynote at the annual Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA) breakfast at McCormick Place.​

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The Midwest Automotive Media Association Names Chrysler Pacifica 2017 Family Vehicle of the Year

Feb 12, 2017 05:38 PM

The Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA) today announced the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica has been named Family Vehicle of the Year.

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Ram Launches Special Edition Pickups at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 12, 2017 05:11 PM

Ram Trucks kicked off the 2017 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview with the debut of two factory-custom limited edition pickup trucks - the heavy-duty Ram 2500 and 3500 Night models and the light-duty Ram 1500 Copper Sport.

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Nissan Expands "Midnight Edition" Equipment Package to Six Core Models on Eve of 2017 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview

Feb 12, 2017 05:04 PM

Nissan announced it would be expanding its popular "Midnight Edition" equipment package to six core vehicles in its lineup. The announcement was made to a select group of automotive journalists on the eve of the 2017 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview.

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Inagurual "What Drives Her" Luncheon and Panel Celebrates Women in the Automotive Industry

Feb 12, 2017 04:05 PM

The 2017 Chicago Auto Show kicked off its Media Preview with the inaugural "What Drives Her" luncheon and panel, a celebration of the integral role women play in the automotive industry as contributors, consumers and drivers of purchasing decisions.

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Chicago Auto Show Charity Benefit Raises $2.8 million

Feb 10, 2017 10:00 PM

Eighteen area charities tonight shared more than $2.8 million raised by the 2017 Chicago Auto Show's benevolent event, First Look for Charity, and two attendees left with the keys to new cars.

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Dodge Challenger Simulator

Feb 10, 2017 03:37 PM

Dodge Challenger Simulator - Fast Facts

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City Drive FCA Test Track

Feb 10, 2017 03:30 PM

City Drive FCA Test Track - Fast Facts

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Camp Jeep Indoor Track Experience

Feb 10, 2017 03:25 PM

Camp Jeep Indoor Track Experience - Fast Facts

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Ram Truck Territory Indoor Track Experience

Feb 10, 2017 03:21 PM

The Ram Truck Brand is bringing its all-new Ram Truck Territory interactive ride experience to the Chicago Auto Show for the first time. The 30,000-square-foot ultimate in-truck adventure demonstrates the power and capabilities of the Ram Truck brand vehicle lineup. Professional drivers navigate attendees through the interactive course in Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 trucks.

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Volvo Brings New Wagon, Ultra-Lux SUV to Chicago for the First Time, S90 Sedan Named ‘Best Sedan of the Year’

Feb 10, 2017 02:34 PM

The all-new Volvo V90 Cross Country wagon and ultra-luxurious XC90 Excellence plug-in hybrid SUV will make their Chicago Auto Show debuts this weekend at McCormick Place. Also on display will be the S90, named Best Sedan of the Year 2017 by Chicago News.

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Volkswagen Atlas Weekend Edition Demonstrates Go-Anywhere Appeal and Versatility

Feb 10, 2017 02:17 PM

The all-new 2018 Volkswagen Atlas that will hit American roads this Spring was designed to let people live a life as big as their imaginations. At the 2017 Chicago Auto Show, Volkswagen of America, Inc., will demonstrate how the Atlas can be enhanced with smart accessories in a new concept, the Atlas Weekend Edition.

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The 2017 Chicago Auto Show Ready to Open Its Doors

Feb 10, 2017 01:12 PM

Automakers from around the globe are gearing up for the grand opening of the 2017 Chicago Auto Show, which opens to the public 10 am. Saturday, Feb. 11, at McCormick Place.

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Mopar Celebrates 80 Years With Debut of Mopar '17 Dodge Challenger

Feb 10, 2017 12:55 PM

The Mopar brand continues the celebration of its 80th anniversary with the introduction of the limited-edition Mopar '17 Dodge Challenger.

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The World's Fastest Production Mercedes-Benz Road Car to make Chicago Auto Show Debut

Feb 10, 2017 10:09 AM

The largest Auto Show in North America can now claim to exhibit the worlds' fastest Mercedes Benz. Speedriven Inc is proud to debut their SL 65 1250HP Fire Breathing Monster.

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Chrysler Brand, the Leader in Minivans, Partners With World Mobility Leader BraunAbility to Unveil Game-changing Wheelchair-accessible Chrysler Pacifica

Feb 09, 2017 05:23 PM

Chrysler brand and BraunAbility are joining forces to design a wheelchair-accessible Chrysler Pacifica minivan that gives wheelchair users the quality of the world's leading automotive mobility manufacturer with the functionality and bold styling of the industry's most awarded minivan of the year. The new upfitted Chrysler Pacifica will make its world debut at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show on Thursday, February 9.

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All-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Named Family Vehicle of the Year by the Midwest Automotive Media Association

Feb 09, 2017 12:55 PM

The all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica has been named the 2017 Family Vehicle of the Year by the Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA), an honor announced today at the Chicago Auto Show.

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2018 Toyota RAV4 Adventure, 2018 Toyota Tundra TRD Sport, 2018 Toyota Sequoia TRD Sport Debut

Feb 09, 2017 12:05 PM

2017 Chicago Auto Show - Bill Fay February 09, 2017 As prepared for: 2017 Chicago Auto Show 2018 Toyota RAV4 Adventure/2018 Toyota Tundra TRD Sport/2018 Toyota Sequoia TRD Sport Debut Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 Bill Fay, Toyota Group Vice President and General Manager

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Toyota Introduces the New 2018 Tundra and Sequoia TRD Sport and RAV4 Adventure Models

Feb 09, 2017 11:37 AM

Families on the go, TRD style! Toyota's Tundra full-size pickup truck and Sequoia large SUV have long been ideal for adventuresome families in need of that unique combination of performance, utility, towing ability and comfort. For 2018, the experts at Toyota Racing Development (TRD) have developed the new TRD Sport grade for Tundra and Sequoia, offering active families an extra dose of sportier styling and performance for added fun and excitement on their next journey.

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Volkswagen Reimagines the VW Journey Through LEGO Bricks

Feb 09, 2017 08:46 AM

Volkswagen of America, Inc., has reimagined VW's adventurous spirit through a custom-built display made of more than 20,000 LEGO(r) bricks. Making its debut at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show, the 2 foot by 3.5 foot display highlights the evolution of Volkswagen design and the journey of VW vehicles with American families through the decades.

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2017 Ram 1500 Copper Sport Makes First Appearance at 2017 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 08, 2017 10:38 AM

At the 2017 Chicago Auto Show, Ram Truck will introduce a new color to its half-ton Sport trim - Ram 1500 Copper Sport. The assertive Copper Pearl color joins Ignition Orange as the second limited-edition offering of stand-out tints on the 2017 Ram 1500 Sport.

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Toyota To Donate Winter Boots and Socks To Homeless Chicago Families During Its Chicago Auto Show Activities

Feb 07, 2017 02:44 PM

While Toyota will showcase new vehicles at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show, it is also stepping in through its "Toyota Walk In My Boots" community outreach project to help Chicago area homeless families by providing new winter boots and socks to residents of The Salvation Army Evangeline Booth Lodge, a homeless haven for families in Chicago.

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All-New Ford Expedition Makes First Public Appearance at Chicago Auto Show

Feb 07, 2017 09:00 AM

Ford’s newest cars, trucks and SUVs, plus electrified vehicles, technologies and activities at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show.

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Lexus Listening Lounge Returns to the Chicago Auto Show Featuring Legendary Performers & Chicago Favorites

Feb 06, 2017 05:51 PM

Leading luxury automotive brand Lexus announces its return to the Chicago Auto Show with a special edition of its hit R&B/Soul music property, the Lexus Listening Lounge from Saturday, February 11 through Sunday, February 19. Lexus has been tapped once again to provide a special guest at the exclusive First Look for Charity Gala.

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Mitsubishi Debuts 2017 Outlander Sport Limited Edition at Chicago Auto Show

Feb 06, 2017 04:14 PM

Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) will unveil a Limited Edition trim level for the 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport at the Chicago Auto Show. Positioned directly above the ES base model, the Outlander Sport Limited Edition offers customers striking style and technology enhancements at an affordable price.

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Nissan brings 2017 Nissan Rogue: Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition vehicles to 2017 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 06, 2017 03:54 PM

One of five global brands that joined forces with Lucasfilm Ltd. for the extensive global promotional campaign in support of "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," Nissan is bringing an immersive "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story"-inspired experience for consumers visiting the Nissan display to the 2017 Chicago Auto Show.

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Lexus LS and LC Cruise into the Windy City for 2017 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 06, 2017 01:27 PM

Following its global debut last month, the all-new 2018 Lexus LS is coming to the Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place, Feb. 11-20. The new LS reflects a strong, uniquely Japanese identity and approach to luxury, and it is expected to carry the buzz from its Detroit show debut into Chicago.

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'Sexy' All-New 2018 Toyota Camry Comes to Chicago Auto Show

Feb 06, 2017 01:16 PM

The all-new 2018 Toyota Camry, dubbed "sexy" by Toyota Motor Corporation President Akio Toyoda at its world debut last month, is coming to the Chicago Auto Show. The captivating mid-size sedan will be on display alongside more than 50 cars, trucks and SUVs in Toyota's exhibit at Chicago's McCormick Place from February 10-22.

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ABC 7 Chicago to Present the 2017 Chicago Auto Show Live Feb. 11

Feb 02, 2017 11:18 AM

ABC 7 puts you in the driver's seat with a spectacular preview of the 2017 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW, Saturday, February 11 at 6:00 PM. ABC 7 PRESENTS THE 2017 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW, hosted by Mark Giangreco and Jim Rose, a live, hour-long special showcasing all of the bells and whistles that come with some of the finest driving machines the industry has to offer. ABC 7's Jerry Taft, Cheryl Scott, Roz Varon, Val Warner, Ryan Chiaverini, Ji Suk Yi and Ravi Baichwal will also contribute.

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1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1 to be Raffled Off to Benefit JDRF

Feb 02, 2017 09:46 AM

Angela Babala and "Angel's Garage" will raffle off a custom 1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1 race car at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show to benefit JDRF, the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research.

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Climb Onboard the Most Powerful Vehicle at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show!

Jan 31, 2017 10:58 AM

While Chicagoans attend the Nation's largest auto show, they can "roll up their sleeves" to save a life onboard Heartland Blood Centers' blood mobile, the most powerful vehicle at the show.

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Chicago News Has Announced Five Best Cars of the Year

Jan 25, 2017 04:56 PM

“With almost 100 cars reviewed in 2016, the nominees for each category were very carefully selected, with a limit of only five cars for each segment,” said Dennis Bindarau, the automotive editor at Chicago News and www.ChicagoNewsToday.com.

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Chicago Auto Show Sponsors Ready to Engage the Masses

Jan 25, 2017 09:14 AM

As the nation's largest auto show approaches, sponsors of the 2017 Chicago Auto Show prepare to engage the masses. Foresight Research reports that 65 percent of people who visit the Chicago Auto Show come to shop - a statistic that applies to all exhibitors, including sponsors.

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Finalists Named in Drive Safe Chicago PSA Contest, PSA to Debut at Chicago Auto Show

Jan 19, 2017 09:28 AM

Entries from three area teens in the third annual Drive Safe Chicago PSA Contest have been selected as finalists, and the public now has the chance to vote online to select the winner. The PSA with the highest number of votes will receive a $2,000 prize from The National Road Safety Foundation, a non-profit group that promotes safe driving.

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Nissan to Warmly Welcome Media to Chicago

Jan 11, 2017 11:06 AM

For the past decade, the Chicago Auto Show has crafted a program to assist with travel and lodging for a significant group of A-list media and influencers in attending show's two-day Media Preview. Nissan North America continues as the sponsor of this media travel assistance program. The program will deliver top-flight automotive, lifestyle and social media to be in the Windy City to carry on their work and bring news of the industry to viewers, readers and listeners.

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CAS Partners with PR Newswire as its Official News Service Provider

Jan 11, 2017 11:00 AM

The Chicago Automobile Trade Association, producer of the Chicago Auto Show, has partnered again with PR Newswire as the official news service provider for the 2017 edition of the show. With this designation, PR Newswire will help Chicago Auto Show organizers reach media and consumers by distributing the latest news releases, videos, infographics and other multimedia content issued by the show, while amplifying the Chicago Auto Show's social media reach.

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Engaging App Connecting Consumers

Jan 11, 2017 10:56 AM

The Chicago Auto Show created a class-leading event app to better engage attendees and provide more value for exhibitors. Unmatched by offerings at any other show in the nation, the Chicago Auto Show mobile app is the perfect digital companion for shoppers and show-goers.

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Indoor Test Tracks Highlight Show Experience

Jan 11, 2017 10:52 AM

The 2017 Chicago Auto Show will feature two additional indoor test tracks, swelling the total number of indoor riding opportunities for attendees to five. Returning are Camp Jeep, FCA multi-brand track and Toyota's RAV4 & Highlander Experience. New for 2017 is a Ram proving ground and Mercedes-Benz' "Iron Schöckl."

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"What Drives Her" Luncheon & Panel at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show

Jan 11, 2017 10:49 AM

The Chicago Auto Show has teamed with Female Factor, Women in Automotive Conference and She Buys Cars to co-host its first networking reception, luncheon and award ceremony on Wednesday, Feb. 8. Bridget Brennan, author of "Why She Buys" and CEO of Female Factor, a Chicago-based consulting and training firm, will moderate the event that will honor and celebrate women with integral roles in the automotive industry.

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Concept & Technology Garage Gains Sponsor

Jan 11, 2017 10:45 AM

With advancements in technology, safety features and tightening fuel economy standards, today's automobiles are becoming increasingly complex. The Concept & Technology Garage will give automotive media a great opportunity to take a deep dive into the latest concept cars, safety technologies and automotive telematics.

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FCA's Ralph Gilles To Open Media Preview

Jan 11, 2017 10:39 AM

The 2017 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview will open Thursday, Feb. 9, with the Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA) breakfast. MAMA will present the Family Vehicle of the Year award and introduce keynote speaker Ralph Gilles, head of design, FCA - Global.

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The Chicago Automobile Trade Association Matches Courtesy Buick-GMC's $1,000 Donation to the Crystal Lake Food Pantry Community Harvest Campaign

Dec 22, 2016 04:08 PM

The Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) - Chicago area's new-car dealer association - matched Courtesy Buick-GMC's contribution of $1,000, together donating $2,000 to the Crystal Lake Food Pantry Community Harvest campaign through the Chicagoland Dealers Care program.

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General Motors President Dan Ammann To Keynote ECC Luncheon

Dec 15, 2016 01:06 PM

General Motors President Dan Ammann will be the keynote speaker at the Economic Club of Chicago (ECC) Luncheon during the Media Preview of the 2017 Chicago Auto Show. The luncheon will take place at noon on Thursday, Feb. 9.

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ABC7 Chicago Auto Show Special Nets Emmy Award

Dec 13, 2016 11:15 AM

The Chicago Auto Show special produced jointly by ABC7 Chicago and the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), producer of the Chicago Auto Show, in February 2016 won a Chicago/Midwest Regional Emmy Award.

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Chicago Auto Show Partners With Word of Mouth Marketing Association for a Fifth Year to Present the 2017 Driving Engagement Award

Dec 12, 2016 11:14 AM

For a fifth consecutive year, the Chicago Auto Show has partnered with Word of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA) to present the Driving Engagement Award to an auto manufacturer with the most outstanding social media campaign of the year.

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Chicago Auto Show Partners with Eshots to Provide Unparalleled Consumer Engagement

Nov 29, 2016 11:41 AM

The Chicago Auto Show is partnering with experiential marketing specialist, eshots, inc., to offer epass at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show. epass, part of eshots' EventOS platform, enables attendees to share contact information, request vehicle data, enter contests and register for activities in a seamless and secure way. epass is incorporated into the show's ticket and registering is as simple as entering name, email and ZIP code.

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Chicago Auto Show Launches 2017 Website

Nov 08, 2016 09:40 AM

As auto show season swings into gear, the Chicago Auto Show debuts an all-new website boasting responsive design, rededicated focus on the show's 116-year history and an improved ticketing experience. The show will launch an accompanying smartphone app in January that is intended to enhance attendee experience and interaction with the nation's largest auto show.

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The Chicago Auto Show Encourages Local Teens to Submit Distracted Driving Campaigns in Third Annual "Drive Safe Chicago" Contest

Oct 05, 2016 06:37 PM

For the third year, the Chicago Auto Show has partnered with the National Road Safety Foundation (NRSF) to host the "Drive Safe Chicago" contest and generate awareness about distracted driving. The "Drive Safe Chicago" contest invites teens from Illinois and neighboring states to submit ideas for a 30-second public service announcement about distracted driving.

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Chicagoland Dealers Care: Chicago Automobile Trade Association and Joe Cotton Ford Donate $1,500 to the Boy Scouts of America

Sep 19, 2016 06:30 PM

The Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) presented a $1,500 check to the Boy Scouts of America, Three Fires Council, as part of its Chicagoland Dealers Care initiative. Joe Cotton Ford previously contributed $2,000 to the cause and helped advocate for the additional funds from Chicagoland’s new-car dealer association.

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Eighty Chicagoland New-car Dealers Set New Record, Raise $160,000 for the USO of Illinois

Aug 08, 2016 06:28 PM

On July 16, 80 Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) dealers fired up their grills and hosted individual community fundraising events, collectively raising $160,000 - the highest amount to date - for the USO of Illinois. Participating dealers gathered last evening during the USO of Illinois' Clark After Dark event to formally present the check.

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CATA Elects Two New Members and Re-Elects Three Existing Members to Its Board of Directors

Jun 20, 2016 10:00 AM

Kelly Webb Roberts, owner of Webb Chevrolet Plainfield, Webb Chevrolet Oak Lawn, Webb Hyundai (Highland, Ind.) and Webb Hyundai Mitsubishi (Merrillville, Ind.) and Dan Marquardt owner of Marquardt of Barrington Buick-GMC were recently elected to the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) board

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Webb Chevrolet, Hyundai and Mitsubishi Co-Owner Elected to CATA Board of Directors

Jun 20, 2016 10:00 AM

Kelly Webb Roberts, co-owner of Webb Chevrolet Plainfield, Webb Chevrolet Oak Lawn, Webb Hyundai (Highland, Ind.) and Webb Hyundai Mitsubishi (Merrillville, Ind.) was elected to the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) board of directors this month.

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CATA Announces 2016-17 Executive Board

Jun 20, 2016 09:00 AM

John Hennessy, of River View Ford, was recently elected the 2016-2017 Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) chairman and the 2017 Chicago Auto Show co-chairman. Hennessy will lead a board of 15 dealers and succeeds Mike McGrath, Jr., who is serving as chairman of the 2017 Chicago Auto Show.

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Marquardt of Barrington Buick-GMC Co-Owner Elected to CATA Board of Directors

Jun 20, 2016 09:00 AM

Dan Marquardt, co-owner of Marquardt of Barrington Buick-GMC, was elected to the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) board of directors this month.

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The Chicago Automobile Trade Association Presented John Hersey High School Student Dejanna Blair with the 2016 Spirit of Carol Cooling Scholarship

Jun 03, 2016 09:00 AM

The Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) presented the 2016 Spirit of Carol Cooling Scholarship to deserving John Hersey High School senior, Dejanna Blair, today during a school assembly. Blair received a $1,000 grant to put toward future education.

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Chicagoland Dealers Care: Chicago Automobile Trade Association and Continental AutoSports Make a Donation to the Hagerty Education Program

Apr 07, 2016 09:00 AM

Through the Chicagoland Dealers Care initiative, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) - Chicagoland's new-car dealer association - recently donated $1,500 to the Hagerty Education Program to help fund student education in automotive restoration.

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Chicagoland Dealers Care: Chicago Automobile Trade Association and Lombard Toyota Donate $1,000 to Salvation Army’s Ways to Work Program

Mar 10, 2016 09:00 AM

The Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) – Chicagoland’s new-car dealer association – matched Lombard Toyota’s contribution of $500 to Salvation Army’s Ways to Work program, donating a total of $1,000 to the cause. The Chicagoland Dealers Care program was created by the CATA to help support member dealers’ charitable community initiatives by providing additional financial support and advocacy to those in need.

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ELMWOOD PARK RESIDENT WINS THE 2016 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW VEHICLE SWEEPSTAKES, DRIVES AWAY IN A BRAND NEW BUICK ENCORE

Mar 08, 2016 09:00 AM

Chicago Auto Show organizers today announced the winner of the 2016 Chicago Auto Show Vehicle Sweepstakes. Marylee Bekielewski, of Elmwood Park, Ill., is the new owner of a 2016 Buick Encore that was delivered to her last evening at D'Arcy Buick GMC in Joliet, Ill.

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THE NATION’S LARGEST AUTO SHOW CONCLUDES ITS 108TH EDITION WITH A SUCCESSFUL NINE-DAY RUN

Feb 23, 2016 09:00 AM

The Chicago Auto Show concluded a successful nine-day run this past weekend. Highlights included more than 20 vehicles that made their global debut, a dazzling array of concept cars, participation from every volume manufacturer and three indoor test tracks.

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BEST OF SHOW RESULTS -- CONSUMERS PICK THEIR FAVORITE VEHICLES AND EXHIBIT AT THE 2016 CHICAGO AUTO

Feb 23, 2016 08:00 AM

For the eleventh consecutive year, consumer voters selected their favorites in five categories in the Chicago Auto Show's “Best of Show” balloting. The Chicago Auto Show is the only major auto show that polls its attendees’ favorite vehicles and exhibit.

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HISPANIC HERITAGE DAY RETURNS TO 2016 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW ON FEB. 19

Feb 17, 2016 08:00 AM

Together with Telemundo Chicago, the Chicago Auto Show is designating Friday, Feb. 19, as Hispanic Heritage Day in recognition of the rising market of Latino car buyers. Dating back to 2007, Telemundo has partnered with the Chicago Auto Show to present special events throughout Hispanic Heritage Day including autograph signings to music performances.

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Last Chance to see the 2016 Chicago Auto Show, the Nation's Largest Final Weekend for the 108th Show Edition Runs Feb. 19-21

Feb 17, 2016 08:00 AM

The Chicago Auto Show, the nation's largest, is ramping up for its closing weekend, Feb. 19-21. Show-goers can get a glimpse of the more than 20 global debuts that are taking center stage at the 108th edition of the show, including the Kia Niro, Ram Power Wagon, Nissan Armada, Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro, Chevrolet Trax, Hyundai Santa Fe and Infiniti Q50 among others.

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FORMER CUBS PITCHERS AND BEARS LINEBACKER TO APPEAR AT CHICAGO AUTO SHOW THIS WEEKEND

Feb 17, 2016 08:00 AM

Three former professional Chicago athletes are visiting the Chicago Auto Show this weekend to meet fans, sign autographs and talk about their playing careers.

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CHICAGO AUTO SHOW SUPPORTS A SAFE HAVEN FOOD DRIVE FEB. 17-19 TO DRIVE OUT HUNGER AND HOMELESSNESS

Feb 15, 2016 08:00 AM

The A Safe Haven Foundation food drive returns to the Chicago Auto Show Feb. 17-19, with show attendees helping to "Drive out Hunger and Homelessness." Attendees who bring three or more cans of food to the ticket lobby Chicago Auto Show from Feb. 17-19 will receive a coupon for a discounted $7 adult admission.

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THE CHICAGO AUTO SHOW HOSTS FAMILY DAY ON FEB. 15

Feb 15, 2016 08:00 AM

The Chicago Auto Show is holding its fourth annual Family Day on Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 15. While show organizers work with manufacturers and exhibitors to coordinate family-friendly events throughout the entire run of the nine-day public show, Presidents Day will feature a particularly robust lineup of family fun.

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CHICAGO AUTO SHOW HOSTS ANNUAL WOMEN'S DAY ON FEB. 16 WITH SPECIAL EVENTS GEARED TOWARDS FEMALES Women Receive Discounted Ticket at $7

Feb 15, 2016 08:00 AM

While there are many activities that appeal to women during the run of the nine-day Chicago Auto Show, organizers host Women's Day annually to further reach the female demographic. Auto manufacturers know that females are an important demographic to which to market, as 80 percent of women influence the purchase decision when it comes to shopping for a new car.

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CHICAGO AUTO SHOW PARTNERS WITH XFINITY TO PUT A SPOTLIGHT ON CONCEPT CARS

Feb 13, 2016 09:00 AM

The Chicago Auto Show is excited to partner with Comcast’s XFINITY brand to help showcase this year’s highly-anticipated concept cars. To ensure auto show attendees don't miss any of these vehicles, XFINITY is providing them several ways to check out the latest concepts, along with the chance to win prizes.

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THE 2016 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW OPENS TO THE PUBLIC FEB. 13

Feb 13, 2016 08:00 AM

Taking center stage at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show will be more than 20 vehicles that made their world debut during the Media Preview this week including the Kia Niro, Ram Power Wagon, Nissan Armada, Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro, Chevrolet Trax, Hyundai Santa Fe and Infiniti Q50 among others.

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CHICAGO AUTO SHOW CHARITY BENEFIT RAISES $2.6 MILLON

Feb 12, 2016 10:00 PM

The 2016 Chicago Auto Show tonight raised more than $2.6 million for area charities, and the two people who won new vehicles both needed just seconds to claim their prizes. That came after two other people failed a five-minute deadline and new winners had to be selected.

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TOYOTA WINS THE 2016 WORD OF MOUTH MARKETING ASSOCIATION (WOMMA) DRIVING ENGAGEMENT AWARD FOR ITS FAMILY TRAILS CAMPAIGN

Feb 12, 2016 10:00 AM

The Chicago Auto Show and Word of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA) presented Toyota with the fourth annual "Driving Engagement" award for its most buzz-worthy social media campaign of 2015 during the 2016 Chicago Auto Show Social Media Preview.

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CHEVROLET REVEALS ALL-NEW TRAX AND CAMARO 1LE AT THE CHICAGO AUTO SHOW MEDIA PREVIEW

Feb 11, 2016 04:00 PM

Chevrolet introduced the all-new Trax compact crossover and the Camaro 1LE performance package during the 2016 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview.

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RAND MCNALLY ANNOUNCES NEW CONNECTED-CAR DEVICE DURING THE 2016 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW

Feb 11, 2016 03:00 PM

During the 2016 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview, Rand McNally revealed OverDryve, a connected-car device that brings advanced luxury-car features to mainstream automobiles.

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CHRYSLER DEBUTS 200S AND 300S ALLOY EDITIONS AT 2016 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW

Feb 11, 2016 02:30 PM

Chrysler injected a bit of style into the 2016 Chicago Auto Show with the new Chrysler 200S and 300S Alloy Editions. Designers took blacked-out Chrysler 200S and 300S models and added dark bronze and titanium features to create bolder and more distinct trims inspired by fashion, technology and architecture.

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MERCEDES-BENZ VANS DEBUTS ALL-NEW SPRINTER EXTREME CONCEPT AND SPRINTER WORKER AT THE 2016 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW

Feb 11, 2016 02:00 PM

Mercedes-Benz Vans is ramping up its commercial van division and expanding its portfolio by introducing the all-new Sprinter Extreme concept van and the Sprinter Worker during the 2016 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview.

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TOYOTA REVEALS THE TACOMA TRD PRO AND RAV4 SE RALLY DURING THE 2016 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW

Feb 11, 2016 01:30 PM

Toyota introduced the all-new 2017 Tacoma TRD Pro during the Media Preview of the 2016 Chicago Auto show. The new Tacoma TRD Pro was designed for the extreme off-roading enthusiasts and is the most adventurous TRD production model offered so far.

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VOLVO'S LEX KERSSEMAKERS ADDRESSES ECONOMIC CLUB OF CHICAGO DURING 2016 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW MEDIA PREVIEW

Feb 11, 2016 12:00 PM

Lex Kerssemakers, senior vice president, The Americas Region, CEO Volvo Car USA, delivered the keynote speech during the Economic Club of Chicago's (ECC) luncheon at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview.​

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INFINITI DEBUTS NEW Q50 ENGINES AT THE 2016 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW

Feb 11, 2016 11:30 AM

Infiniti introduced the full line-up of new, advanced engines for its Infiniti Q50 sports sedan during the Media Preview of the 2016 Chicago Auto Show.

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HYUNDAI REVEALS UPDATED MODELS OF THE SANTA FE AND SANTA FE SPORT AT THE 2016 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW

Feb 11, 2016 11:00 AM

Hyundai debuted freshened versions of the Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport mid-size crossovers during the Media Preview of the 2016 Chicago Auto Show. The updated Santa Fe models are intended to meet the growing demand of CUVs in the United States.

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RAM UNVEILS THE ALL-NEW POWER WAGON DURING THE 2016 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW

Feb 11, 2016 10:00 AM

Ram introduced the all-new 2017 Power Wagon during the Media Preview of the 2016 Chicago Auto Show. Engineered to conquer the great outdoors, the 2017 Ram Power is geared for enthusiasts that enjoy the off-roading lifestyle, while providing the towing and payload capability required by a heavy-duty truck.

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Ford to Add Four New SUV Nameplates as Millennials, Boomers, Global Demand Drive Continued SUV Growth

Feb 11, 2016 10:00 AM

Together, millennials and baby boomers give Ford 160 million good reasons to expect the surge in SUV sales will continue into the next decade.

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Sprinter Expands Portfolio with the Affordable WORKER Model

Feb 11, 2016 10:00 AM

Atlanta. Mercedes-Benz Vans is pleased to announce the expansion of the Sprinter portfolio by debuting the WORKER model, which goes on sale in Spring 2016.

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The Midwest Automotive Media Association names Volvo XC90 the 2016 Family Vehicle of the Year

Feb 11, 2016 10:00 AM

The Midwest Automotive Media Association announced today that the 2016 Volvo XC90 has been named the winner of its sixth annual Family Vehicle of the Year award.

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New 2017 Ram Power Wagon - The Ultimate Off-road Truck Benefits from New Design

Feb 11, 2016 10:00 AM

Ram Truck continues to build the best pickups. The Ram 1500 EcoDiesel delivers the industry's best fuel economy at 29 miles per gallon (mpg).

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Rally RAV4 Racing Program Poised to Win

Feb 11, 2016 10:00 AM

The Toyota RAV4 that Ryan Millen piloted last year to four out of five Western U.S. victories is about to take an even bigger stage.

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2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro - - Dirtier Than Ever!

Feb 11, 2016 10:00 AM

Whether tackling treacherous snow-covered terrain, driving off the beaten path, or surviving extreme conditions where roads fear to tread, the adrenaline-pumping TRD Pro Series from Toyota is up for any challenge.

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Rand McNally Introduces a Revolutionary Connected Car Device with the Power to Modernize Any Vehicle

Feb 11, 2016 10:00 AM

Today at the Chicago Auto Show, Rand McNally - the country's most trusted source for maps, navigation and travel content - reveals OverDryve(tm), a revolutionary connected-car device that brings advanced luxury-car features to mainstream automobiles.

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FORD MOTOR COMPANY INTRODUCES THE 2017 EXPLORER XLT SPORT APPERANCE PACKAGE AND THE BRAUNABILITY EXPLORER MXV AT CHICAGO AUTO SHOW

Feb 11, 2016 09:20 AM

The 2016 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview kicked off with the launch of the 2017 Explorer XLT Sport Appearance Package and the BraunAbility Explorer MXV, the first mass-produced wheelchair accessible SUV.

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THE MIDWEST AUTOMOTIVE MEDIA ASSOCIATION NAMES THE VOLVO XC90 AS THE 2016 FAMILY VEHICLE OF THE YEAR

Feb 11, 2016 09:20 AM

The 2016 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview kicked off with the Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA) breakfast. MAMA President Patrick Olsen presented Volvo with the 2016 Family Vehicle of the Year award for the XC90.

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KIA UNVEILS NIRO CONCEPT, OPTIMA HYBRID AND OPTIMA HYBRID PLUG-IN AT THE 2016 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW

Feb 11, 2016 09:00 AM

Kia introduced the all-new Niro, a hybrid utility concept vehicle, during the 2016 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview. Perhaps the most defining feature of the vehicle is its hybrid efficiency with a design that resembles a crossover, as Kia is looking to create a brand new segment.

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2017 NISSAN ARMADA MAKES WORLD DEBUT AT THE 2016 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW

Feb 10, 2016 05:00 PM

Nissan debuted the all-new 2017 Armada full-size SUV at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show, the largest auto show in North America. Nissan is also displaying a trio of "Winter Warriors," custom-built Pathfinder, Murano and Rogue models equipped with special snow tracks in place of their wheels and tires, at the nine-day show.

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All-New 2017 Honda Ridgeline Arrives in the Windy City with Full Line of Honda Genuine Accessories for Everyday Adventurers

Feb 10, 2016 10:00 AM

The 2017 Honda Ridgeline will amp up its personalization game with the addition of a long list of Honda Genuine Accessories at this year's Chicago Auto Show.

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Dodge Unleashes Brass Monkey and Anodized Platinum Appearance Packages for 2016 Dodge Durango

Feb 10, 2016 10:00 AM

The 2016 Dodge Durango is getting some new bling in time for spring in the form of two new appearance packages: Brass Monkey and Anodized Platinum.

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FCA US to Reveal New Ram Truck and Offer Multiple Exhibits and Driving Experiences at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 10, 2016 10:00 AM

FCA US LLC will roll into the 2016 Chicago Auto Show, Feb. 13-21, with a variety of displays and driving experiences featuring Chrysler, Dodge, FIAT, Jeep(r) and Ram brand vehicles. Ram

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Jaguar Land Rover Showcases Its Latest Models at the Chicago Auto Show

Feb 09, 2016 10:00 AM

February 9, 2016- Jaguar Land Rover will showcase more than 10 vehicles at the Chicago Auto Show on February 13 - February 21, 2016 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois.

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Toyota Brings Hip Hop Pioneer Doug E. Fresh and Speed Painter Martina Hahn To Opening Day of 2016 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 09, 2016 09:00 AM

Toyota Motor North America, as a part of its Chicago Auto Show presence will treat the public to live performances of "The Original Human Beat Box" and Hip Hop Legend Doug E. Fresh and Speed Painter Martina Hahn at the Chicago Auto Show.

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Toyota Steps In To Donate Winter Boots and Socks To Homeless Chicago Families

Feb 09, 2016 09:00 AM

'Toyota Walk In My Boots' Community Outreach Project Enriching Lives...One Step At A Time at The Salvation Army Evangeline Booth Lodge Held in conjunction with the 2016 Chicago Auto Show

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U.S. News Announces the 2016 Best Cars for the Money

Feb 09, 2016 08:00 AM

Honda Motor Company earns the most awards in the 2016 U.S. News Best Cars for the Money awards, unveiled today at http://usnews.com/cars-money.

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Make CTA Your Ride to the 2016 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 08, 2016 10:00 AM

The Chicago Transit Authority is a convenient and affordable transit option for those heading to the 2016 Chicago Auto Show.

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Lexus Brings “Verses and Flow” Music Performances Back to Chicago Auto Show

Feb 08, 2016 09:00 AM

Live music will once again entertain Chicago Auto Show visitors at the Lexus exhibit as “Lexus Verses and Flow” returns to McCormick Place. This live version of the award-winning television series features amazing live R&B musical performances by several emerging artists.

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Acura Precision Concept Makes Chicago Auto Show Debut

Feb 08, 2016 08:00 AM

Adding to the 2016 Chrysler 200S and 300S models’ athletic styling, segment-exclusive technologies and driver-focused appointments, the new 200S and 300S Alloy Editions further the Chrysler brand’s color and material leadership and Detroit-born style with trendsetting finishes that include Dark Bronze and Titanium.

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New 2016 Chrysler 200S and 300S Alloy Editions Highlight Avant-garde Style Through Industrious Material and Finish Selections

Feb 04, 2016 09:00 AM

Adding to the 2016 Chrysler 200S and 300S models’ athletic styling, segment-exclusive technologies and driver-focused appointments, the new 200S and 300S Alloy Editions further the Chrysler brand’s color and material leadership and Detroit-born style with trendsetting finishes that include Dark Bronze and Titanium.

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Lexus LC 500 Thunders into the Windy City

Feb 03, 2016 09:00 AM

When the world first saw the all-new Lexus LC 500 in January, it instantly became one of the hottest "must see" cars on the auto show circuit.

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Toyota Engages Chicago Auto Show Visitors with Photogenic Vehicles, Fun Activities and Giveaways

Feb 02, 2016 09:00 AM

Toyota’s exhibit at McCormick Place includes “Back to the Future” Tacoma, advanced technology concepts and Kyle Busch’s NASCAR Championship-winning #18 car

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SHOW FLOOR SHAKEUP AIMS TO HELP SHOPPERS

Feb 02, 2016 09:00 AM

According to a Foresight Research study, 68 percent of Chicago Auto Show attendees are in the automotive-shopping funnel. So, it makes sense for show organizers to make it as easy as possible for show goers to compare like models.

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Chicago Auto Show Visitors Can Drive from the Snow to the Beach Without Ever Leaving McCormick Place

Jan 29, 2016 09:00 AM

It's winter in Chicago, which sparks dreams of warm weather and the beach. Visitors to this year's Chicago Auto Show can take a road trip from a blizzard to "fun in the sun" without ever leaving McCormick Place.

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MIND Research Institute Brings the Math Power Game (MPG) Challenge to the 2016 Chicago Auto Show

Jan 28, 2016 12:00 PM

MIND Research Institute has joined forces with the Chicago Auto Show to get families talking about math and get students geared up for the National K-12 Game-a-thon. Math is all around us - especially at an auto show.

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Nissan Kicks-Off the 2016 Chicago Auto Show with All-New Product Reveal

Jan 20, 2016 04:00 PM

Nissan is jump starting the 2016 Chicago Auto Show with the introduction of an all-new vehicle at a special media reception on Wednesday, Feb. 10. The media reception will take place at Revel Fulton Market in the heart of Chicago’s West Loop area.

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Finalists Named in Drive Safe Chicago PSA Contest; Public Invited to Vote for Winner

Jan 20, 2016 09:00 AM

Online voting opens today for $2,000 prize from The National Road Safety Foundation and debut showing at Chicago Auto Show.

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LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION - 4 TV SPECIALS FROM SHOW FLOOR

Jan 14, 2016 09:00 AM

The Chicago Auto Show provides the perfect setting for exciting and engaging television and the Chicago market is strong enough to support multiple live television specials.

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Auto Show Gala Expected to Raise $2 Million for Area Charities

Jan 14, 2016 09:00 AM

Eighteen Chicago area charities will benefit from more than $2.5 million expected to be raised by a black-tie gala held in conjunction with the 2016 Chicago Auto Show.

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WOMMA Driving Engagement Award Returns

Jan 14, 2016 09:00 AM

Word of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA), the official trade association for the word of mouth and social media marketing industries, is now accepting "2016 Driving Engagement Award" submissions. ​

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Sponsors Line Up to Reach Consumers

Jan 14, 2016 09:00 AM

Based on sheer size and attendance, there's little doubt that Chicago is the nation's consumer auto show. In fact, every mainstream automaker will be on display this coming February at McCormick Place.​

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CAS Announces PR Newswire as Official News Service Provider

Jan 14, 2016 09:00 AM

The Chicago Automobile Trade Association, producer of the Chicago Auto Show, is proud to announce PR Newswire as the official news provider for the 2016 show.

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The Chicago Automobile Trade Association and Bredemann Lexus of Glenview Help Advance Technology Programs at St. Joseph and St. Francis Xavier Schools in Wilmette

Jan 13, 2016 08:00 AM

The Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) donated $500 to both St. Joseph and St. Francis Xavier schools as a match to Bredemann Lexus in Glenview's recent contributions. Through the CATA's Chicagoland Dealers Care program, the association aims to advance the charitable support already exemplified by area new-car dealers with additional contributions and advocacy.

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Key Industry Executives to Keynote 2016 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview

Dec 16, 2015 09:30 AM

The 2016 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview will open Thursday, Feb. 11 with the Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA) breakfast and feature a keynote from Mark LaNeve, vice president, U.S. marketing, sales and service Ford Motor Co. That afternoon, Alexander “Lex” Kerssemakers, senior vice president, The Americas region, and president and CEO of Volvo Cars of North America, will address the Economic Club of Chicago (ECC) Luncheon.

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Chicago Auto Show Beacon Program Connects Consumers with Exhibitors

Dec 09, 2015 09:30 AM

According to leading auto show marketing agency eshots, auto shows nationwide can better connect attendees with exhibitors. In fact, eshots estimates that as many as 100,000 leads are lost at a major show like Chicago because consumers are unwilling or afraid to interact with exhibitors.

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Chicago Auto Show Ramps Up to Connect With Social Influencers

Dec 09, 2015 09:00 AM

Once again the Chicago Auto Show will amplify trends and news occurring at the nation’s largest auto show through social media activations with the objective of extending the reach to what show organizers call “non-traditional automotive audiences.”

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New Website and Smartphone App Build Excitement for the Chicago Auto Show

Dec 09, 2015 08:00 AM

The Chicago Auto Show has an all-new website and will launch and accompanying smartphone app in January that are designed to enhance the attendee experience and bring the nation’s largest auto show to life across the globe.

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Chicagoland Dealers Care: Chicago Automobile Trade Association Makes $1,500 Contribution to the Jason McKie Foundation on Behalf of Muller Acura

Nov 23, 2015 08:00 AM

The Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), Chicagoland's new-car dealer association, donated $1,500 to support the Jason McKie Foundation.

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Chicago Auto Show Announces 2016 Dates: Feb. 13-21

Oct 12, 2015 09:00 AM

The public portion of 2016 Chicago Auto Show will run Saturday, Feb. 13 through Sunday, Feb. 21.

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Chicago Auto Show Invites Teens to Help Spread Message About Distracted Driving Dangers

Oct 12, 2015 08:00 AM

Teens from Chicagoland and neighboring states are being invited to help spread the word about the dangers of distracted driving, as the second Drive Safe Chicago PSA Contest launches from The National Road Safety Foundation, a non-profit group that promotes safe driving.

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Chicagoland Dealers Care: Chicago Automobile Trade Association Donates $1,500 in addition to D’Arcy Buick GMC’s $5,000 Contribution to the MIND Research Institute

Sep 16, 2015 08:00 AM

The Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), Chicagoland’s new-car dealer association, donated $1,500 to support the MIND Research Institute, a charitable group important to D’Arcy Buick GMC of Joliet, Ill.

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Chicago Automobile Trade Association Announces 2015-16 Executive Board

Aug 27, 2015 08:00 AM

Mike McGrath, Jr., of McGrath Lexus, Acura, Honda and Hyundai, was recently elected to become the 2015-2016 Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) chairman and the 2016 Chicago Auto Show co-chairman.​

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70 Chicagoland New-car Dealers Rally Together to Raise $121,000 for the USO of Illinois

Aug 25, 2015 09:00 AM

Throughout July, Chicagoland’s new-car dealers fired up their grills to host USO Barbecue for the Troops fundraisers which brought in more than $121,000 for the USO of Illinois and local troops.

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CATA Awards Carol Cooling Scholarship to John Hersey High School Student

Jun 26, 2015 09:00 AM

The Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) presented the second annual Spirit of Carol Cooling Scholarship – a $1,000 grant – to John Hersey High School graduating senior Marissa Leff.

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Hopkins Ford of Elgin Owner Jay Hopkins Elected to Chicago Automobile Trade Association Board of Directors

Jun 26, 2015 09:00 AM

Jay Hopkins, owner of Hopkins Ford of Elgin, was elected to join the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) board of directors this June.

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Phelan Chevrolet and Dodge Chrysler Jeep Owner JC Phelan Elected to CATA Board

Jun 26, 2015 09:00 AM

JC Phelan, owner of Jack Phelan Chevrolet & Jack Phelan Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram, was elected to join the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) board of directors this June.

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