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2017 Chicago Auto Show

February 14, 2017 0 Comments

We reported previously about latest and greatest from the Detroit auto show, however today’s story is about the 2017 Chicago auto show.

The Chicago Auto Show is now underway and runs from February 11-20. According to the event website the event has been ongoing since 1901. This year marks the 109th edition of the exhibition. The current expo at McCormick Place complex stretches out to a combines 2.7 million square feet of exhibit hall space. Of the large array of vehicles and technology on display at the show, we’ve chosen to highlight three items.

The first is the Nissan Rogue Star Wars edition on display. The vehicle has standard Nissan Rouge elements, however, it also sports X-Wings and what is an R2 droid poking his head out of the rear of the vehicle. Jeremy Meadows of Nissan told CBS Chicago of the Star Wars Rogue, “It actually runs and drives…but it does not go to outer space.”

Next up, the 2017 Chevy Bolt EV is on display in Chicago. The Bolt represents the main all electric competition for the Tesla Model 3. Both vehicles will likely have between 200-240 miles of range and cost between $30-35,000. Both of those vehicles are also expected to hit city streets in the next couple of years.

Finally, Jeep offered a very unique indoor ride on their display called ‘Camp Jeep.’ According to Chicago Tribune, the display has been around since 2004 and gives consumers a chance to test the ups and downs of a 35 degree hill from the inside of a Jeep vehicle. The automaker reportedly expects some 20,000 people to try the display during the auto show.

As you either visit or read about the 2017 Chicago Auto Show, what stands out to you the most? What vehicle or display leaves the largest impression?

About the Author:

Dave Martinson is a broadcast journalist for DrivingSalesNews. He has a background as a TV News Reporter, Anchor and Producer. He has also worked in Digital Marketing and Human Resources. He received his bachelor’s degree in Communication from Brigham Young University – Idaho. He’s married and originally from the state of Washington. He’s a huge football fan and enjoys the outdoors.