If you ever needed a reason to go to Chicago in February, the annual Chicago auto show is a pretty good one. It's held in the huge McCormick Place convention center that is both spacious and pleasantly comfortable compared to the frigid temperatures outside. It makes for a great venue to see the latest new cars, trucks and SUVs that are scheduled to hit dealers later in the year.
This year's mix of new vehicle debuts includes an interesting new hybrid crossover concept from Kia and an unspecified new product in the Ram truck lineup. The former will be the first hybrid SUV in the Korean automaker's lineup, while the latter should help round out the increasingly competitive Ram line of full-size trucks.
In addition to new vehicle debuts, the Chicago show will also feature many of the vehicles first introduced at the Detroit auto show in January. Notable among them is the Cadillac XT5, Chevrolet Bolt EV, Chrysler Pacifica minivan and redesigned Ford Fusion sedan.
We'll have coverage starting on February 11. Public days run from February 13-21.