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Chicago Auto Show Teams Up With Word Of Mouth Marketing Association To Present 'Driving Engagement Awards'

Chicago Auto Show Teams Up With Word Of Mouth Marketing Association To Present 'Driving Engagement Awards'

The Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA), producer of the Chicago Auto Show, today announced a new endeavor with the Word of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA), the official non-profit trade association dedicated to the word of mouth and social media marketing industry. The Chicago Auto Show and WOMMA will coll ... Continue reading

2012 Chicago Auto Show an Indicator of Growing Economy

2012 Chicago Auto Show an Indicator of Growing Economy

If the 10-day run of the 2012 Chicago Auto Show is any indication of where the nation's immediate economic future is heading, Americans can look for a uptick led by the auto sector. "We felt a surge even before we opened the Chicago show's doors," said Dave Sloan, general manager of the annual show held at the mammoth ... Continue reading

2012 Chicago Auto Show Can Be Economic Indicator

2012 Chicago Auto Show Can Be Economic Indicator

CHICAGO – Feb. 16, 2012… The Chicago Auto Show isn’t simply a showcase of new and exciting automobiles – it is actually used by manufacturers and auto dealers to track economic trends through consumer research and reactions. Because the purchase of an automobile is such an important economic decisio ... Continue reading

2012 Chicago Auto Show Wrap-up +VIDEO

2012 Chicago Auto Show Wrap-up +VIDEO

The 104th Annual Chicago Auto Show By Steve Purdy (Detroit Bureau)Thom Cannell (Detroit Bureau) Larry Nutson (Chicago Bureau) The Auto Channel First staged in 1901, the Chicago Auto Show is the largest auto show in North America and has been held more times than any other auto exposition on the continent. This year mar ... Continue reading

Nutson's Nuggets: Last Week's (Feb 6-11 2012) Automotive News In Case You Were Sleeping

Nutson's Nuggets: Last Week's (Feb 6-11 2012) Automotive News In Case You Were Sleeping

* We know that sport wagons are popular in Europe and only modestly so here. Chevy announced a station wagon version of the bread-and-butter Cruze for European consumption to be introduced at the March Geneva Motor Show. Sure hope we get it here. It looks mighty cool. * The Chicago Auto Show, open to the public this we ... Continue reading

Chicago Auto Show Attendees Get a First-Hand Experience of the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder Concept

Chicago Auto Show Attendees Get a First-Hand Experience of the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder Concept

Following the reveal of the 2013 Pathfinder Concept at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit last month, Omnicom digital agency Critical Mass is set to debut a fully immersive experience of the vehicle's interior at the Chicago Auto Show on February 8-19 fueled by an innovative use of Microsoft' ... Continue reading

U.S. Army to Showcase Quantum Hybrid Electric Alternative Mobility Vehicle at the Chicago Auto Show

U.S. Army to Showcase Quantum Hybrid Electric Alternative Mobility Vehicle at the Chicago Auto Show

Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc. , a global leader in natural gas, hydrogen and hybrid electric vehicle technologies, announced today that the U.S. Army's Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) is sending the Quantum Clandestine Extended Range Vehicle (CERV) to the Chicag ... Continue reading

Ram Launches New Luxury Model Laramie Limited at Chicago Auto Show +VIDEO

Ram Launches New Luxury Model Laramie Limited at Chicago Auto Show +VIDEO

CHICAGO - February 8, 2012: For 2012, Ram Truck will expand its model lineup by adding the new, top-of-the-line Ram Laramie Limited. "The Ram Truck brand's greatest strengths are our commitment to listen to customers and to understand what motivates them," said Fred Diaz, President and CEO, Ram Truck Brand - Chrysler ... Continue reading

Ford eNews -- Feb. 8, 2012

Ford eNews -- Feb. 8, 2012

Shelby GT500 convertible blasts into the Windy City in celebration of SVT The official launch of SVT came at the 1992 Chicago Auto Show with the unveiling of the 1993 SVT Mustang Cobra and SVT F-150 Lightning. Now, Ford returns to Chicago to celebrate the past and look to the future with the 2013 Shelby GT500 convertib ... Continue reading

All-New 2013 Mazda CX-5 Named Best Small Utility Vehicle by MotorWeek

All-New 2013 Mazda CX-5 Named Best Small Utility Vehicle by MotorWeek

The latest arrival to the Zoom-Zoom family and the first to fully incorporate the full suite of SKYACTIV technologies, the all-new 2013 CX-5 has earned Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) its 16th overall Drivers' Choice Award, as announced by MotorWeek at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show. Expected to go on sale in early ... Continue reading

Subaru Impreza Wins 2012 MotorWeek Drivers' Choice Award for Best Compact Car

Subaru Impreza Wins 2012 MotorWeek Drivers' Choice Award for Best Compact Car

Subaru of America, Inc. was awarded the 2012 MotorWeek Drivers' Choice Award for Best Compact Car at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show. The award comes on the heels of strong sales results from Subaru. The brand set a sales record in 2011 and has started 2012 with sales up 21% over the previous year. ... Continue reading

Nissan NV200 Compact Cargo Van and 2013 Nissan 370Z Debut at Chicago Auto Show

Nissan NV200 Compact Cargo Van and 2013 Nissan 370Z Debut at Chicago Auto Show

Three key future Nissan vehicles -- the all-new 2013 Nissan NV200 compact cargo van, the revised 2013 Nissan 370Z sports car and the Pathfinder Concept, a preview of the re-imagined 2013 Nissan Pathfinder -- share the spotlight at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show, which runs Feb. 10 -- 19 at McCormick Place. "The Chicago Met ... Continue reading

2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302 - MotorWeek's 2012 Drivers' Choice Best of the Year

2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302 - MotorWeek's 2012 Drivers' Choice Best of the Year

A thoroughly modern muscle car that remains true to its legendary heritage, the Ford Mustang Boss 302 roars past the competition, capturing MotorWeek's "Best of the Year" 2012 Drivers' Choice Award. MotorWeek, television's longest running automotive series, has presented its Drivers' Choice Awards annually since 1983. ... Continue reading

Midwest Automotive Media Association Names Volkswagen Passat 2012 Family Vehicle of the Year +VIDEO

Midwest Automotive Media Association Names Volkswagen Passat 2012 Family Vehicle of the Year +VIDEO

Chicago, Illinois February 8, 2011; The Midwest Automotive Media Association announced today that the 2012 Volkswagen Passat has been named the winner of its second annual Family Vehicle of the Year award. The Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA), a nonprofit group of automotive journalists and public relations ... Continue reading

Yoshimi Inaba, President of Toyota USA: It's A Good Time To Be In The Auto Business

Yoshimi Inaba, President of Toyota USA: It's A Good Time To Be In The Auto Business

An ebullient and eloquent Yoshimi Inaba, President of Toyota Motor North America said during his luncheon speech at The Economic Club of Chicago, held at the 2012 Chicago Auto show in McCormick Place, “its a good time to be in the auto business”. His positive remarks included Toyota's announcement that produc ... Continue reading

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