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MAMA Family Vehicle and Luxury Family Vehicle of the Year Contenders Selected

Posted by: Jennifer Morand on Jun 06, 2019

 
The Chicago Auto Show team had the opportunity to attend the Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA) Spring Rally a couple weeks ago at Road America -- one of the world’s premier race tracks -- in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Over the course of two days, approximately 100 automotive journalists (who are also MAMA members) had the chance to put nearly 80 vehicles through their paces in a variety of driving opportunities. The first event day consisted of track touring laps and street driving, whereas the second and final day swapped on-track activities for off-road and autocross courses. 

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A Renegade a Gladiator and a Rebel drive into a sandbar

Posted by: Jim OBrill on Jun 05, 2019

It’s no joke that FCA is producing vehicles capable of taking the path less traveled. I made a return trip to Badlands Off-Road Park in Attica, IN to put some of FCA’s latest offerings – like the Jeep Renegade, Jeep Gladiator and RAM Rebel – through some off-roading challenges. It’s no surprise that the company that produces the ultimate off-road-capable Jeep Wrangler would utilize its skillset to expand to newer models in the lineup.

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The Detailer gets his 4Runner immersed in mud

Posted by: Jim OBrill on May 07, 2019

After years of wanting to take my 4Runner off the pavement, I finally had the chance to do so and loved every minute of it. I’ve done off-roading before in manufacturer vehicles for media events with several guides and front seat passengers. While they were good off-road courses to mildly show off the capabilities of a Jeep, Ranger Rover or Toyota, they barely scratched the surface compared to Badlands Off-Road Park in Attica, IN. 

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Ford and Lincoln among the Latest Auto Brands to Partner with Amazon

Posted by: Jennifer Morand on May 03, 2019

Surrounding the notion of simplifying everyday lives, Ford and Lincoln are the latest auto brands to partner up with tech giant Amazon. Earlier this week, Ford/Lincoln and Amazon announced a new partnership called Amazon Key, a free in-car delivery system that allows Amazon delivery personnel access to Ford or Lincoln vehicles wherever they may be parked. 

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Passport to Adventure

Posted by: Mark Bilek on May 01, 2019

At a recent Midwest Automotive Media Association meeting chief engineer for the Passport, Lara Harrington, discussed Honda's newest crossover. The quasi-SUV returns after a 17-year hiatus to fill a hole in the Honda lineup between the compact CR-V and larger Pilot. 
 

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Not so fast, the case for sedans.

Posted by: Mark Bilek on Apr 30, 2019

Michelle Krebs, Executive Analyst for Cox Automotive, has more than 30 years' experience covering the auto industry. In addition, she now has reams and reams of data at her fingertips thanks to the all-encompassing cadre of automotive-support companies owned by the Cox group. When Michelle talks, you can pretty much take it to the bank.

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Jeep Gladiator Enters Truck Market with a Bang

Posted by: Jennifer Morand on Mar 06, 2019

Building on the success of its iconic Wrangler, Jeep recently introduced the all-new 2020 Gladiator – what Jeep refers to as the “most capable midsize truck ever.” The Jeep Gladiator made its Chicago debut last month during the Chicago Auto Show, where the open-air pickup truck was voted “Best All-new Production Vehicle” by consumers in the show’s “Best of Show” balloting. 
 

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2020 Subaru Legacy Debut Tops Social Media Trends

Posted by: Jennifer Morand on Feb 20, 2019

As the nation’s largest auto show, the Chicago Auto Show serves as the venue where automotive and technology trends are identified, not just for the Chicago area, but for the nation.  
 

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There’s a Civic for Everyone!

Posted by: Holly Macaluso on Feb 18, 2019

If you’re in the market for an entry level sedan or coupe, there’s a Civic for you. If you’re looking for something with more options and eye-catching style, there’s a Civic for you. If you’re looking for a high-performance hatchback with a manual transmission, there’s a Civic for you. There is a Civic for everyone! Available as a sedan, coupe or hatchback with eight varying trim levels, the Honda Civic has one of the most diverse lineups on the market. 

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A Day of Networking, Connecting and Inspiring

Posted by: Holly Macaluso on Feb 17, 2019

On Tuesday, February 12, the 2019 Chicago Auto Show was taken over by empowered women in the Chicagoland area. Pre-registered guests had all-day access to the Her Way Lounge hosted by the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Woman magazine.

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