2016 Chicago Auto Show: Vehicle Coverage
Tuesday, 09 February 2016 01:00

The 2016 Chicago Auto Show will start with two press days occurring February 11th and 12th, followed by a public show that runs through February 21st of 2016.

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Below is our coverage of the 2016 Chicago Auto Show.

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The Chicago Auto Show is the largest public event held at McCormick Place, and 2016 marks it's 108th edition. The 2016 Chicago Auto Show will feature major vehicle introductions and news from dozens of manufacturers. In 2015 world introductions of the Acura RDX, the Chevrolet Equinox and the Honda Pilot led a media preview line-up which also included news from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Ford, Hyundai, Kia, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, RAM, Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo.

To view the AutoKnowledge coverage from the show you may load the 2016 Chicago Auto Show saved workspace in our Vehicle Information Center.

Acting as a quick overview of what is being released at the show - and a guide to what content will be available - is a list that will be updated live as we capture and then integrate our images, OEM press kit images, and OEM press releases from the show into our Vehicle Information Center.

Vehicle Name Level of Change Image Status Press Release Status Comment
Alfa Romeo 4C 16 Convertible Minor Integrated Integrated Alfa Romeo is updating the 4C Coupe and Convertible with more standard features as well as a Carbon Fiber Trim Package and a new Akrapovic dual mode electronically controlled exhaust system.
Alfa Romeo 4C 16 Coupe Minor Integrated Integrated Alfa Romeo is updating the 4C Coupe and Convertible with more standard features as well as a Carbon Fiber Trim Package and a new Akrapovic dual mode electronically controlled exhaust system.
Chevrolet Camaro 17 Coupe Trim Integrated Integrated Chevrolet may be releasing a 1LE trim level on the recently redesigned Camaro coupe.
Chevrolet Colorado 16 Crew Cab Trim Integrated Integrated The Chevrolet Colorado receives a Midnight Edition like 2015 models did.
Chevrolet Silverado 16 LD Crew Cab Trim Integrated Integrated The Chevrolet Silverado receives a Midnight Edition like 2015 models did.
Chevrolet Trax 17 Refresh Integrated Integrated The Chevrolet Trax recieves a refresh also seen on the European market Opel Mokka.
Chrysler 200 16 Sedan Trim Integrated Integrated Chrysler is introducing the Alloy Edition 200S.
Chrysler 300 16 Sedan Trim Integrated Integrated Chrysler is introducing the Alloy Edition 300S.
Dodge Durango 16 Trim Integrated Integrated Dodge is introducing the Anodized Platinum package - one of two new packages on the Durango for 2016.
Dodge Durango 16 Trim Integrated Integrated Dodge is introducing the Brass Monkey package - one of two new packages on the Durango for 2016.
Ford Explorer 17 Trim Integrated Integrated Ford is introducing a new sport appearance package on the Explorer that adds a unique grille, black wheels, and suede inserts to the interior of XLT models.
Honda Ridgeline 17 Crew Cab Redesign N/A Integrated Honda is bringing the recently debuted Ridgeline to Chicago, and introducing some new accessories. These will include black roof rails, black fender flares, running boards, 18" wheels with available all terrain tires, as well as skid plates, a towing package, and a hard tonneau cover.
Hyundai Santa Fe 17 Refresh Integrated Integrated Hyundai may be unveiling refreshed versions of the Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport crossovers - these updates have already been seen in overseas markets.
Hyundai Santa Fe 17 Sport Refresh Integrated Integrated Hyundai may be unveiling refreshed versions of the Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport crossovers - these updates have already been seen in overseas markets.
Jeep Cherokee 16 Trim Integrated Integrated Jeep is adding an Overland trim to the top of the Cherokee lineup, priced at $35,690. It will include a unique front bumper and grille, color-matched cladding and fender flares, standard HID bi-xenon headlights as well as Overland-specific 18 inch aluminum wheels.
Kia Niro 17 Hybrid Debut Integrated Integrated The Niro is a new hybrid compact crossover from Kia. It will be built on a dedicated hybrid platform, much like Hyundai's upcoming Ioniq models.
Kia Optima 17 Plug-In Hybrid Bodystyle Integrated Integrated Kia revealed a plug-in hybrid version of the new Optima sedan that uses a 2.0L I-4 engine running on the Atkinson cycle along with an electric motor that draws power from a 9.8-kWh battery pack.
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 17 Trim Integrated Integrated Mercedes-Benz may unveil a new trim level, special edition, or even a refreshed version of the Sprinter van.
Mini Cooper Clubman 16 Minor N/A Integrated The recently-redesigned Mini Cooper Clubman is adding an optional 'All4' all-wheel drive system to the base and S models. ALL4-equipped models will offer a choice of six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmissions.
Mini Cooper Convertible 16 Trim N/A Integrated Mini is adding performance John Cooper Works trim levels to the recently redesigned Mini Cooper Convertible. The JCW models will use a 2.0L turbocharged I-4 making 228 horsepower and 236 lb ft of torque. Transmission choices will include a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic.JCW models also have unique suspension tuning, bumper designs, aerodynamic improvements, and a new sports exhaust system.
Nissan Armada 17 Redesign Integrated Integrated A new Nissan Armada may show up in Chicago, possibly sharing a platform with the European market Nissan Patrol.
Nissan Titan 17 LD Crew Cab Bodystyle N/A Integrated Nissan may release the 'non-XD' versions of the redesigned Titan, or show off gasoline powered versions instead of the turbodiesel we have seen so far.
Ram 2500 17 Crew Cab Trim Integrated Integrated Ram may release a new trim level, or small updates on the 1500, 2500, or 3500 lineups.
Ram 2500 17 Crew Cab Trim Integrated Integrated Ram may release a new trim level, or small updates on the 1500, 2500, or 3500 lineups.
Subaru Crosstrek 16 Trim Integrated Integrated Subaru is introducing a new Special Edition trim painted Pure Red and based on the 2.0i Premium model. Inside there is red dash trim as well as red ambient lighting, and red stitching on the steering wheel, shifter, and door panels. Special Editions will come with heated front seats, a power moonroof, keyless access, Blind Spot Detection System, Rear Cross Traffic Alert System with Lane Change Assist and the company’s 6.2-inch Starlink infotainment system. Power comes from a 2.0L horizontal four cylinder engine making 148 horsepower, and will route to all wheels through a six-speed CVT.
Toyota Tacoma 17 Double Cab Trim Integrated Integrated Toyota is debuting a new Tacoma model at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show.

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