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Women Take the Wheel

The automotive industry has been viewed as a male-dominated industry for many years but, as time passes, the market continues to shift to a female consumer market. Women's purchasing power in the marketplace continues to grow. According to Forbes, women have full or partial say over a staggering $80 billion worth of spending on cars and now represent 52 percent of new-car buyers in the U.S.

Additionally, more women than men now hold driver's licenses for the first time in U.S. history, according to a recent study conducted by the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute, which reviewed gender trends in driver's licenses between 1995 and 2010. The gap is expected to continue to widen.

"We know that women continue to influence the decision when it comes to the car-buying process and it's truly game-changing for manufacturers," said Michael Ettleson, chairman of the 2013 Chicago Auto Show. "Gone are the days when auto shows were just about pretty models showcasing shiny cars on carpet; most women are the ringleaders and want what's best for their family, and the Chicago Auto Show is the perfect place to peruse every vehicle at your leisure."

Historically, Women's Day has been filled with professional female guest speakers, manicure stations, delectable desserts and more. The Chicago Auto Show will again hold its annual Women's Day event this year on Tuesday, Feb. 12. Admission to the show is offered at a half-price discount - at just $6 a ticket - for all female attendees. The 2013 Chicago Auto Show's Women's Day is set to be a spectacular event that no lady will want to miss.

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Nissan just unveiled the #Armada on the eve of the #CAS16 Media Preview

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