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What's in a Hybrid

Posted by: Jim OBrill on Feb 17, 2020

By definition a hybrid is a thing made by combining two different elements. In automotive speak, it’s the combination of a gasoline engine and an electric motor, each of which can propel the vehicle. Honda has been making hybrids for more than 20 years with the first-generation Honda Insight arriving in 1999. Technology and styling have come a long way in 20 years. 

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Honda Brings A Game to the Chicago Auto Show

Posted by: Jennifer Morand on Feb 16, 2020

Hot off the heels of becoming the best-selling brand in Chicago, Honda showed up in a big way. From its all-new, beautiful display to a new vehicle debut to sponsoring an indoor run, Honda took advantage of every opportunity to engage and attract consumers. 

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Subaru Transforms the Auto Show Experience

Posted by: Jennifer Morand on Feb 16, 2020

Subaru has one of the most engaging displays at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show, from adoptable puppies to a 360-degree view of national parks. It’s a fully immersive experience that leaves attendees staring at the enlarged LED screens that wrap around the exhibit as they experience Yellowstone and Yosemite. 

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Tire Safety Tips for Winter

Posted by: Jennifer Morand on Dec 02, 2019

With the harsh winter season around the corner, we interviewed tire experts at Cooper Tire to clear up any confusion surrounding when to replace tires and whether or not winter tires are really necessary. 

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Auto Show Season is in Full Swing

Posted by: Jennifer Morand on Nov 22, 2019

Auto show season has officially shifted into hear gear with the LA Auto Show opening its doors to the public this weekend and the Chicago Auto Show less than three months away! It’s an exciting time for not only car lovers, but families alike, as auto shows have so much to experience. At the 2020 Chicago Auto Show (Feb. 8-17), for example, there will be nearly 1,000 cars, trucks and SUVs on display; ample opportunities for attendees to jump behind the wheel with a variety of indoor test tracks and outdoor ride-and-drives; demonstrations of the most innovative technology; interactive exhibits featuring virtual reality simulators; family-friendly activities; special appearances from celebrities and sports icons; and even special themed days. 
 

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Lincoln Presents the 2020 Corsair

Posted by: Zel Velarde on Nov 19, 2019

The chief engineer of the Lincoln Corsair, John Jraiche, presented the 2020 Lincoln Corsair to Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA) members during the latest MAMA meeting. 

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2020 Hyundai Palisade Highlights

Posted by: Jennifer Morand on Jul 17, 2019

Hyundai’s all-new, three-row, flagship SUV – the 2020 Palisade – took center stage at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show and, recently, the Chicago Auto Show team had the chance to attend Hyundai’s regional program featuring a driving excursion to Starved Rock State Park. The event was part of the Midwest Automotive Media Association’s July meeting where 25 media members had the chance to learn more about and evaluate the Palisade on an hour-and-a-half-drive (each way) to the scenic state park. 

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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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