First staged in 1901, the Chicago Auto Show has become an interactive showcase for refreshed and special-edition autos from across the globe. The 2017 Chicago Auto Show ran from February 11th through February 20th at McCormick Place in downtown Chicago, and car fanatics gathered to experience the progressive vehicles and the latest tools and technology for the road.
Five indoor test tracks, including the awesome (and quite thrilling, according to our product team attendees) Iron Schöckl from Mercedes-Benz, the RAM Trucks pickup showcase, and a handful of other simulators, offered consumers and fans seat time in remarkable upcoming models before the vehicles hit dealership lots later this year. And the 1 million square feet of McCormick Place gives automakers plenty of space to draw crowds and drive sales.
Most of the focus for this year’s Chicago Auto Show was spent on special trim packages and limited-run production models. Some of these outstanding production cars include the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT, 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Limited Edition, 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT, 2017 Infiniti QX80 Signature Edition, 2018 Toyota Sequoia, 2017 Nissan Titan King Cab, and the 2018 Subaru Legacy, among many other incredible models.
Autonomous cars and electric models also made headlines at the annual event. The Volvo XC90 showed off some of the autonomous features auto fanatics have read and heard so much about. An all-electric car that excited the crowd at this year’s show was the Chevrolet Bolt EV, which has been said may change the game in making electric cars accessible to the masses.
Additionally, the show offered something special for attendees on any given day of the event. From Family Day and the Chicago Cubs’ World Series trophy on display, to the Chicago Auto Show Food Drive and Hispanic Heritage Day, auto fans came for the cars and were treated to an unrivaled auto show experience.
One thing fans expect every year from the Chicago Auto Show is the assurance you’ll see the latest and greatest in auto trends. This year, our L2T attendees saw far more exciting auto trends than ever, with many of them potentially changing how we drive. We’re thrilled our product teams were able to attend this event once again, and we’ve already put to use everything we took it in at the show.
Check out our 2017 Chicago Auto Show experience with a video filmed, edited, and produced by our very own Social Media Specialist, Brendan McGee. Enjoy!
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