2014 TOYOTA FJ CRUISER: If you’re interested in a new Toyota FJ Cruiser, the time is now, as 2014 will be the final model year for the iconic off-road vehicle. The latest FJ adds subtle updates and continues with four-wheel drive capability, standard locking rear differential, and comfortable Toyota everyday usability and reliability. Based on a modified Toyota 4Runner platform, the FJ Cruiser is available in rear-wheel or four-wheel configurations. The 4x4 offers a choice between a six-speed manual transmission and an electronically shifted five-speed automatic transmission, while the 4x2 model is equipped exclusively with the five-speed automatic. A powerful, responsive V-6 produces 260 horsepower, and a 5,000 pound maximum tow rating. All powertrain setups enable FJ Cruiser models to provide a broad torque curve that facilitates easy cruising on-or off-road. The FJ Cruiser's side access doors open 90 degrees in clamshell fashion for easy rear-seat entry/exit. The rear seatback is split 60/40, with folding (removable) bottom and back cushions that convert to a nearly flat cargo floor, providing 66.8 cu. ft. of cargo room. For off-road fans and growing families, the FJ Cruiser's five-passenger cabin uses floor surfaces covered with an easy-to-clean rubber-like material. Music versatility adds USB Port, iPod connectivity and XM satellite radio capability. The 2014 Trail Teams Ultimate Edition is a commemorative final special edition of the FJ Cruiser, limited to a 2,500 unit production run. It’s the toughest and most capable FJ ever and pays tribute to the iconic vehicle that will end its production run at the conclusion of the 2014 model year. CHICAGO AUTO SHOW FACT: It was nine years ago that Don Esmond, senior vice president and general manager, Toyota Division, unveiled the all-new 2007 FJ Cruiser sport utility vehicle at a Feb. 9, 2005 Chicago Auto Show press conference. The combination of off-road heritage, capability and design was inspired by the legendary Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 models from the 1960s into the 1980s.

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Thursday, October, 16, 2014

Preparing Your Vehicle for the Long Chicago Winters

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Friday, October, 10, 2014

Subaru Fights Accidents With EyeSight

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Tuesday, October, 07, 2014

Chicago Auto Show Stars Hit the Road at MAMA Rally

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Monday, October, 06, 2014

MAMA Fall Rally Picks

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Saturday, October, 04, 2014

Z06 Officially Fastest Production Chevy Ever!

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SUVs for Everyone the '14 MAMA Fall Rally

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Thursday, September, 25, 2014

All-new 2015 Ford Edge Available Early Next Year

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Wednesday, September, 24, 2014

Volkswagen Beetles Out To Prove They Can Win

The No. 34 Rockstar Volkswagen Beetle GRC made is world debut at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show this past February with ...

Wednesday, September, 17, 2014

Hyundai Continues the Fight against Childhood Cancer

Since Hyundai launched its Hope On Wheels program in 1998, the automaker has been able to rise $87 million for the ...

Tuesday, September, 16, 2014

National Child Passenger Safety Week is Underway

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10/20/2014 12:01:07 PM

Yes, fall has just begun, but if you're a Chicagoan, you know that means winter is right around the corner. Plan ahead this year and prepare your vehicle for the winter season ahead. We've complied five steps to help you get your vehicle winter-ready. http://bit.ly/1CwkC3r

10/20/2014 10:00:00 AM

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Alshon Jeffery and a few other Chicago Bears players supported us and attended the Chicago Auto Show last year, and today we're supporting them. #BearDown

10/18/2014 11:20:01 AM

We’re in need of your help, #CAS fans! Which design do you prefer for the 2015 Chicago Auto Show? Blue, White or Red? We are awarding one random fan two tickets to the show

10/18/2014 10:42:04 AM

As of earlier this week, the 2015 Honda Civic Si Coupe is on sale nationwide. Remember when Honda brought one gamer's custom design to life at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show

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The first generation Ford Mustang appeared at the 1965 Chicago Auto Show. #FlashbackFriday

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We want your help on selecting the 2015 Chicago Auto Show design! One random winner will win two tickets to the show. Blue, White or Red? Let us know

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#CAS Fans, we need your help! Tell us which design is your favorite and it could end up as the 2015 Chicago Auto Show ad! We'll award two tickets to one random fan. Ready, go!

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@ChiAutoShow Blue is eye candy.

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@ChiAutoShow RED! Love it, and I can't wait to be there in February to see it in person !

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@ChiAutoShow White! Although that shade of blue is really nice. Still gotta go with white! =)

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@ChiAutoShow you too!

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@nw0ng Thanks for the RT. Have a great week!

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