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Public Show Runs Feb. 12-21 at McCormick Place 

CHICAGO (Feb. 12, 2022) - The 2022 Chicago Auto Show is now underway. The 114th edition of the Chicago Auto Show is officially open to the public today through Monday, Feb. 21, Presidents Day, at McCormick Place. Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker, Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White, CEO of Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority Larita Clark, Speaker of the House Chris Welch and Senate President Don Harmon joined 2022 Chicago Auto Show Chairman Bill Haggerty and Show General Manager Dave Sloan on stage to cut the ribbon to open the show.

“Last summer, the [Chicago] Auto Show was one of the first major events, you may recall, that we were able to bring back,” said Governor J.B. Pritzker. “It’s as much about tradition as it is about innovation. So many of us have grown up with the Chicago Auto Show and later brought our family to explore all the show has to offer. The fun is back and I, for one, can’t wait to enjoy it.”

“It’s so great to see all of you here today,” said Chicago Auto Show General Manager Dave Sloan. “We couldn’t be happier to be here, back in February.”

The 2022 show features six total indoor test tracks—more than ever before—and three outdoor test drives. Indoors, attendees can take a ride on the Powering Chicago EV Track, featuring latest EVs to hit the market like the BMW i4 M50 and Kia EV6; Toyota Drive Center and Proving Grounds highlighting the all-new, completely redesigned 2022 Tundra; Ford Built Wild, featuring its Bronco family of vehicles, and Built to Electrify, where people to experience the F-150 Lightning and Mustang Mach-E; Camp Jeep, a Chicago Auto Show staple since 2005; and Ram Truck Territory’s in-truck adventure to showcase Ram’s 1500 light duty and 2500/3500 heavy duty trucks.

In addition to the indoor test tracks, manufacturers will offer plenty of opportunities for fans to jump behind the wheel and take a test drive on city streets. Participating brands include Ford, Kia and Subaru.

New this year, show organizers will honor first responders (police officers, EMTs, paramedics and firefighters) and U.S. Military (veterans or active duty) by hosting a First Responders and Military Appreciation Day on Tuesday, Feb. 15. On that day, all first responders and military will receive complimentary admission when they present their badge or military ID. Moreover, guests who accompany first responders or military personnel will receive a voucher for $5 off an adult admission.

Tickets to the 2022 Chicago Auto Show are currently on sale at The 2022 show runs Feb. 12-21 at McCormick Place and is open to the public 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day, except for the final day (Presidents Day) when the show closes at 8 p.m. Adult ticket prices are $15; seniors ages 62 and older are $10; children ages 4-12 are $10; kids 3 and younger are free. The Chicago Auto Show will operate in full accordance with health and safety protocols required by the Illinois Department of Public Health. Check the website for the latest updates. Media information is available at


About the Chicago Auto Show
First staged in 1901, the Chicago Auto Show is the nation's longest running auto exposition in North America. The show is produced by the Chicagoland's new-car dealer association, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association, which has staged the show since 1935. The 2022 public show is Feb. 12-21 at McCormick Place. For more information and the latest updates, visit or
About the Chicago Automobile Trade Association
Founded in 1904 and located in Oakbrook Terrace, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association is comprised of more than 400 franchised new-car dealers and an additional 150 allied members. The group's dealer members employ about 19,000 people in the metropolitan area. The association has produced the world famous Chicago Auto Show since 1935. For more information, please visit

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