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LAST CHANCE TO SEE THE 2020 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW, THE NATION'S LARGEST

MEDIA INFORMATION
Contact: Mark Bilek

Senior Director of Communications and Technology
Chicago Automobile Trade Association
Office: (630) 424-6082
Cell: (847) 652-0632
Email: mbilek@drivechicago.com

Contact: Jennifer Morand
Director of Public Relations and Social Media
Chicago Automobile Trade Association
Office: (630) 424-6084
Cell: (630) 391-1986
Email: jmorand@drivechicago.com


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE



LAST CHANCE TO SEE THE 2020 CHICAGO AUTO SHOW, THE NATION'S LARGEST 

CHICAGO (Feb. 14, 2020) – The Chicago Auto Show, the nation's largest, is ramping up for its closing weekend which runs Friday, Feb. 14 through Monday, Feb. 17, Presidents Day. The show is open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day, except for the final day when it closes at 8 p.m.

"The 2020 Chicago Auto Show is not one miss," said 2020 Chicago Auto Show Chairman Tony Guido. "It's packed with opportunities to get behind the wheel with four indoor test tracks and three outdoor test drives, interactive fun including driving simulators and virtual reality experiences and a lineup of special events - including Family Day - to close out the show."

New Vehicle Highlights
Chicago Auto Show attendees can expect more than 1 million square feet of the latest cars, trucks and SUVs to hit the market including more than 20 vehicles that made their global or North American debuts during the show's Media Preview.

The debut vehicle lineup includes:

  • 2021 Chevrolet Equinox
  • 2021 Chrysler Pacifica
  • 2020 Durango SRT Black and Redline Stripe
  • 2020 Ford GT Liquid Carbon
  • 2021 Genesis GV80
  • 2020 Honda Civic Type R
  • 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
  • 2021 Jaguar F-TYPE
  • 2020 Jeep Gladiator Mojave
  • 2020 Jeep Special Edition Wrangler and Gladiator Premium High Altitude
  • 2020 Jeep Wrangler JPP 20 Limited Edition
  • 2020 Kia Cadenza
  • 2020 Nissan Frontier
  • 2021 Toyota Highlander XSE; Trail Special Edition Tacoma, Tundra and 4Runner; and Tacoma, Tundra and Sequoia Go Dark with Nightshade Special Editions
  • 2021 Volkswagen Atlas

Notable new vehicles include the Cadillac CT5-V, Chevrolet C8 Corvette, Chevrolet Suburban, Chevrolet Tahoe, Ford Mustang Mach-E, Land Rover Defender, Lexus LC, Mazda CX-30, Porsche Taycan and Toyota RAV4 Prime.

In addition, concept cars are prominently on display and include the Acura Type S, Dodge Challenger Drag PAK, GMC Sierra All Mountain, Kia HabaNiro, Toyota GR Hyperspeed Edition and Toyota LQ.

To view all vehicles on display, click here.

Indoor Test Tracks and Outdoor Driving Opportunities
Show attendees can take a ride on four indoor test tracks including Camp Jeep, which makes its 16th appearance at the Chicago Auto Show. Camp Jeep features an 18-ft., 30-degree hill, low-crawl boulders, articulation berms, a tunnel and maneuverability moguls.

The Ram Truck Territory experience brings a 28,000-sq.-ft. adventure to demonstrate the power and capabilities of the Ram Truck brand vehicle lineup. Professional drivers navigate attendees through the interactive course in both the Ram 1500 light duty and 2500 heavy trucks, which won back to back awards in 2019 and 2020 from Motor Trend as the "Truck of the Year."

Toyota's test track offers eight models in which attendees can ride along on an obstacle course with a trained driver. Volkswagen features an all-new track this year, the Atlas Cross Sport Baja Test Track, where the Atlas Cross Sport is put to the test in a dessert terrain. Three outdoor ride-and-drive experiences - offered by Ford, Honda and Subaru - give attendees the chance to jump behind the wheel in the most recent cars, trucks and SUVs to hit the market.

Special Events and Appearances
Closing weekend also shares a lineup of special events and appearances. This evening, Friday, Feb. 14, Telemundo hosts Hispanic Heritage Day at the show to honor and celebrate Latino history and culture with a lineup of special events and programs throughout the day.

Also, this evening is the second annual indoor beer tasting event, Chicago Friday Night Flights. The second annual craft beer event will feature a dozen local Chicago-area breweries and offer a tasting pass for sample pours throughout the show floor. Tickets can be pre-purchased for $30 here and includes Chicago Auto Show access and the beer tasting experience.

Brand new this year is the Miles Per Hour run, presented by Honda, to be held on Sunday, Feb. 16. In partnership with the Chicago Area Runners Association (CARA), this unique indoor run will guide participants on a 2.4-mile loop through the nation's largest auto show. The event's moniker accurately describes the premise of the event, where runners will cover as much distance as possible within a one-hour timeframe.

The final day of the show, Monday, Feb. 17, Presidents Day, features engaging programming and events geared toward family-friendly events, hosted by the Daily Herald. Attendees can expect musical entertainment, character appearances and interactive games throughout the day.

Social Media Engagement
The Chicago Auto Show also continues to offer new and exciting opportunities for fans to get into the action through social media. New and returning digital experiences include the official Chicago Auto Show mobile app, a virtual tour guide taking fans behind the scenes; #CAS2020 BUZZHUB, a social engagement space featuring real-time news feeds and impressive photo backdrops, powered by DriveChicago.com; and ongoing social media contests throughout the show floor, accessible by following the Chicago Auto Show on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.

Best of Show Voting
Attendees are also encouraged to vote for their Chicago Auto Show favorites in the Best of Show contest. Guests can select their favorite production vehicle, concept car, green vehicle, auto show display and "The vehicle I'd most like to have in my driveway." Touchscreen voting kiosks are located just off the Grand Concourse outside of the North Hall, or fans can vote through the mobile app.

Additional Information:
• Ample Parking and Weekend Shuttle Details
• Watch the Chicago Auto Show Webcam
• Online Newsroom: Press Releases and High-Definition Photos/Videos

The show is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily from Feb. 8-17, with the exception of the final day when the doors close at 8 p.m.

For more information on the 2020 Chicago Auto Show, visit www.ChicagoAutoShow.com. For high resolution photos and b-roll, visit www.ChicagoAutoShow.com/media/online-newsroom-gallery.

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About the Chicago Auto Show
The Chicago Auto Show is the largest auto show in North America, spanning more than 1 million square feet of production, concept and exotic vehicle exhibit space. In addition to hosting multiple world and North American vehicle debuts, the Chicago Auto Show's First Look for Charity raises more than $2.5 million annually for 18 vital Chicago organizations in a single night. The 2020 public show is Feb. 8-17. For more information, visit www.ChicagoAutoShow.com or www.Facebook.com/ChicagoAutoShow.

About the Chicago Automobile Trade Association
Founded in 1904, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association is one of the nation’s largest metropolitan dealer organizations. It is comprised of more than 420 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 www.CATA.info.

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