Connected World magazine awarded six vehicles in individual categories as the 2014 Connected Car of the Year during the 2014 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview. The Connected Car of the Year award honors vehicles that fit all drivers’ budgets and demonstrate the right blend of technology.
Lingenfelter Performance Engineering introduced the all-new 2014 Reaper during the Media Preview of the 2014 Chicago Auto Show. The high-performance pickup truck was designed with Chevy-truck enthusiasts in mind.
Outstanding onboard connectivity carried the day for the winners of this year’s Connected World magazine Connected Car of the Year award winners. The awards were presented on stage at the Connected World Conference Pavilion, located within the 2014 Chicago Auto Show, on Feb. 6, 2014.
Lingenfelter Performance Engineering and Southern Comfort Automotive have teamed up to answer the demand from General Motors truck enthusiasts for a specialty performance pickup model with the release of The Reaper.
Maserati highlighted its new sport sedan, the Ghibli S Q4 during the 2014 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview.
BMW introduced the all-new 2014 BMW 740Ld xDrive during the Media Preview of the 2014 Chicago Auto Show. For the first time in the United States, this BMW 7series will be available with a diesel engine.
Acura will display the 2015 TLX Prototype at the Chicago Auto Show showcasing the design and performance direction for the all-new 2015 TLX performance-luxury sedan launching mid-year at Acura dealerships nationwide. The TLX was developed around the theme"Red Carpet Athlete" to deliver a compelling blend of luxury refinement and sports-sedan athleticism, with exhilarating performance enhanced by next-generation Acura powertrain and dynamic handling technologies.
Toyota Motorsports announced its partnership with Daytona Rising during the Media Preview of the 2014 Chicago Auto Show. Daytona Rising broke ground on the new Daytona International Speedway in July of 2013.
Volkswagen introduced the all-new 2014 Global RallyCross Beetle, during the Media Preview of the 2014 Chicago Auto Show. Volkswagen was excited to announce that they are teaming up with Andretti Autosport and will enter the Red Bull Global Rallycross Series as the Volkswagen-Andretti Rally Cross Team beginning in May. This newly launched racing version of the Beetle will be driven by Tanner Foust and Scott Speed.
Ford Motor Co. Executive President of the Americas Joe Hinrichs delivered the keynote speech during the Economic Club of Chicago’s luncheon at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview. Hinrichs addressed an audience of nearly 00 Economic Club members, guests and journalists. Displayed were Ford’s iconic models including the 50th edition of the Mustang, the 2015 Lincoln Navigator, and the 2015 Ford F-150.