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Chicago 2015: 2016 Ram Laramie Limited Sports Fancy Duds

Sajeev delivered his Vellum Venom on this one earlier. Now, it’s time for the rest of the 2016 Ram Laramie Limited’s story. The Laramie Limited offers rhinestone cowboys black leather, real wood trim, silver pinstripes and special badging inside the quad-cab, as well as the latest 8.4-inch uConnect system. Show More Summary

Chicago 2015: 2016 Toyota Avalon Unveiled

Turning up with a refreshed look, the 2016 Toyota Avalon took the stage at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show. Up front, the Avalon receives reshaped headlamps with LED bulbs, revised turn signals, and a lower, wider grill. Power still comes...Show More Summary

Chicago 2015: 2016 Kia Rio Sedan Makes Global Debut

The 2016 Kia Rio Sedan made its global debut at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show alongside the Rio 5-Door that bowed in Paris last year. The Rio gains more Euro-centric styling cues for the 2016 model year, including revised front and rear. Show More Summary

Chicago 2015: Nissan 370Z NISMO Roadster Concept Bows

Another near-production-ready concept turned up at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show, this one in the form of the Nissan 370Z NISMO Roadster Concept. A topless one-off of the 370Z NISMO Coupe, the roadster boasts the coupe’s 350-horsepower 3.7-liter V6, NISMO-tuned H-pipe exhaust system, upgraded suspension, and aggressive body kit. Show More Summary

Chicago 2015: Mitsubishi Concept GC-PHEV Revealed

A preview of things to come for a full-size crossover, the Mitsubishi Concept GC-PHEV bowed at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show. The concept not only demonstrates the design language that is expected for the production-ready full-size crossover to come, but also hints at what might be on-board when the real deal finally hits the showroom. Show More Summary

Chicago 2015: Refreshed 2016 Chevrolet Equinox Revealed

Before arriving in showrooms this spring, the refreshed 2016 Chevrolet Equinox paid a visit to the 2015 Chicago Auto Show. The crossover gains not only revised styling and a fresh set of wheels for the occasion, but also a larger touchscreen...Show More Summary

Chicago 2015: Chevrolet Silverado Shows Off Custom Trim

Just like it did in Detroit, General Motors showed off a new trim package for the Chevrolet Silverado at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show. The Silverado Custom trim package — targeted at customers who want a fancier pickup without spending...Show More Summary

Chicago 2015: 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Accessories Design Concept Arrives

Perhaps as way to keep tongues wagging until summer, the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata turned up in some new clothes for the 2015 Chicago Auto Show. The Accessories Design Concept features components lifted from the MX-5 Global Cup car set to hit the track this season. Show More Summary

Chicago 2015: 2016 Acura RDX Debuts

An hour after Honda debuted its new Pilot, the refreshed 2016 Acura RDX took to the ramp at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show [Live photos to come – CA]. Much like the Pilot, the RDX gains a nine-speed automatic to direct power to the front or all corners. Show More Summary

Chicago 2015: Kia Trail’ster Concept Unveiled

Appearing ready for the showroom than previous concepts, the Kia Trail’ster Concept hit the stage at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show. The Soul-based Trail’ster is raised 2.5 inches higher than the original hamstermobile for better groundShow More Summary

Vellum Venom Vignette: Peak Emblem

  Most design students don’t consider Peak Oil in their studies, but The Reckoning was on my reading list back then. While Peak Oil is tangentially connected to car design, we clearly reached Peak Emblem. It cannot get any worse than what’s being introduced in Chicago this week. Show More Summary

Chicago 2015: 2016 Honda Pilot Revealed At Last

Under the cold light of morning, the 2016 Honda Pilot bowed at the first media day of the 2015 Chicago Auto Show. Ditching its previous boxy exterior for more curves in its third iteration, the Pilot gains three inches in length for both greater cargo space behind the third-row seat. Show More Summary

Piston Slap: Taking Control of Torque Steer?

  M.D.K. writes: Good Afternoon.  This will be my third query to this column, the first being an ill advised plan to put my wife in an old Mercedes hatched in an Afghan Bunker, the Second being for our Afghan Trailblazer that wouldn’t...Show More Summary

Junkyard Find: 2001 Saturn L200

Saturn needed some new models by the late 1990s, and so GM spent a billion or so bucks to make an Americanized, plastic-bodied Opel Vectra and called it the L-Series. The L, which went through a bewildering series of model-name changes...Show More Summary

2015 Chevrolet Trax: Reviewed!

  The plan was simple. Fly into New York City at some ungodly hour, a time when only drunks and degenerates are still awake. Drive to Massachusetts. The wedding, my buddy Jay’s, with whom I grew up in Boy Scouts, started that evening. Drive back to New York. Fly back to LA at 9pm. Land […] The post 2015 Chevrolet Trax: Reviewed! appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

Fiat 500 Love Affair: Over In Canada, At a Passionate Peak In Mexico

Fiat 500 sales plunged to an all-time low in Canada in January 2015, falling 69% to just 148 units. To be honest, 500 sales were lower in Canada on one occasion. In February 2011, only nine were sold. Then again, the 500 didn’t truly began to trickle into dealers until the following month. Show More Summary

Honda Jade Crossing Over To JDM From China

If the Toyota 86 style Cb isn’t your thing — and you need to haul your friends to the “Kill la Kill” convention in Osaka — perhaps the Honda Jade will do. says the MPV will make the jump from China to Japan this month as a three-row, six-passenger affair. Show More Summary

Tesla’s Q4 2014 Sees $108M Loss Despite Strong Demand For S, X

Tesla’s Q4 2014 didn’t go so well despite strong demand for its Model S, losing $108 million in earnings over the quarter. The Wall Street Journal reports the automaker has 10,000 booked orders for the premium EV sedan, as well as 20,000...Show More Summary

Revised Toyota 86 Gains Some Style In New Edition

Shopping for a new Toyota 86? The newly revised JDM model is gaining an injection of style for one variant, in the form of the style Cb. AutoGuide says the 86 style Cb — or Cool beauty — is meant to inject fashion sense into the low-cost...Show More Summary

Trend Setters and Trackday Drivers, How Cadillac Tries to Appeal to Diverse Customers, An Interview With Cadillac’s Marketing Chief

I don’t know if it will help them sell cars are not, but Cadillac’s decision to move it’s business headquarters to the trendy Soho district of New York City has certainly gotten some attention as have Cadillac marketing maven MelodyShow More Summary

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