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Auto Show Season Brought Big Changes for Many Brands

Auto Show Season Brought Big Changes for Many Brands

By Jim Koscs AIADA Contributing Editor This year’s auto show season brought a significant number of new vehicle announcements and introductions, many with an overlying message: transition. Eight companies told AIADA how their newest vehicles convey identity and direction for their respective brands. Rear-Wheel Dri ... Continue reading

2007 Audi Q7 Review

2007 Audi Q7 Review

AUDI Q7 OFF TO CHICAGO No Slippin’, No Slidin’, Just Confident Gliden’ By Steve Purdy TheAutoChannel.com Detroit Bureau It’s often a disappointment to have a competent all-wheel-driver for a test car on a week when there are no adverse conditions with which to have some fun or time to find off-road ... Continue reading

Tips for Car Fans as Chicago Auto Show Enters Closing Weekend

Tips for Car Fans as Chicago Auto Show Enters Closing Weekend

CHICAGO, Feb. 16 -- As the 99th Chicago Auto Show enters its closing weekend, organizers are offering tips for those coming to McCormick Place. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20061025/CASLOGO ) "The tough weather we experienced early in the week will cause an even higher demand than normal for those wishing ... Continue reading

Chicago Ford Dealers Bring Celebrities, Music, and Fun to Chicago Auto Show

Chicago Ford Dealers Bring Celebrities, Music, and Fun to Chicago Auto Show

CHICAGO, Feb. 16 -- Ford is enlisting Mexican performing artist Patricia Manterola and Grammy-nominated hip-hop singer Kelis to turn up the heat at the Chicago Auto Show. These artists will be supporting various Ford activities including its exclusive automotive sponsorship of the first ever Hispanic day on Feb. 16th. ... Continue reading

Snow Day? Top 10 Reasons to Visit the Chicago Auto Show

Snow Day? Top 10 Reasons to Visit the Chicago Auto Show

CHICAGO, Feb. 13 -- 10. Lots of cars, no slush. 9. Tons of covered parking with indoor walkways (in Lot A on King Drive). 8. ... Continue reading

2007 Chicago Auto Show : Purdy Report on All Introductions - MULTIPLE VIDEOS

2007 Chicago Auto Show : Purdy Report on All Introductions - MULTIPLE VIDEOS

CHICAGO AUTO SHOW 2007 By Steve Purdy TheAutoChannel.com Detroit Bureau The annual Chicago Auto Show is way different than Detroit. For one thing it’s in Chicago, one of the most cosmopolitan of US cities. Of course we’re always working so hard we have little time to see the city. The exhibition hall in Chica ... Continue reading

Kia Sedona Named 'Best Minivan' by MotorWeek

Kia Sedona Named 'Best Minivan' by MotorWeek

Minivan Receives Kia's First-Ever Drivers' Choice Award From the Popular Television Series IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 9 -- The Kia Sedona added another accolade to its growing trophy case earlier this week at the Chicago Auto Show when MotorWeek announced its selection as "Best Minivan" in its 2007 Drivers' Choice Awards. Th ... Continue reading

Consumer Reports: Gas Mileage of SUV's, CUV's, Wagons, MiniVans and Pickups

Consumer Reports: Gas Mileage of SUV's, CUV's, Wagons, MiniVans and Pickups

CONSUMER REPORTS’ BEST & WORST SUVs PUBLICATION NAMES VEHICLES THAT STRETCH FUEL DOLLARS Ford Escape Hybrid, Saturn Vue Green Line rated best in fuel economy for small, midsized SUVs YONKERS, NY – If the spring brings increasing gas prices as it often does, Consumer Reports’ Best & Worst SUVs, Trucks, Mi ... Continue reading

Shell to Give Away $10,000 in Free Gas at 2007 Chicago Auto Show; Auto Show Specials Give Shell Customers More Value for Their Money

Shell to Give Away $10,000 in Free Gas at 2007 Chicago Auto Show; Auto Show Specials Give Shell Customers More Value for Their Money

HOUSTON, Feb. 9 -- Shell Oil Products US announced today that it will add to the heart-racing excitement of the 2007 Chicago Auto Show by giving away $10,000 in free gas. The 99th edition of the Show will encompass over 1.25 million square feet of prime exhibitor space and feature nearly 1,000 vehicles including the de ... Continue reading

CUVs Attract Attention at 2007 Chicago Auto Show Chicago

CUVs Attract Attention at 2007 Chicago Auto Show Chicago

Chicago February 9, 2007; The AIADA newsletter reported that popular crossover sport-utility vehicles (CUVs), which are based on passenger car engineering rather than truck chassis, represent the fastest-growing segment of the auto industry. According to MSNBC, automakers are applying more fuel-saving technology to the ... Continue reading

Toyota Wants Automakers to Work Together - Jim Press Toyota NA

Toyota Wants Automakers to Work Together - Jim Press Toyota NA

Chicago February 9, 2007; The AIADA newsletter reported that in a speech to the Economic Club of Chicago yesterday, Toyota Motor North America President Jim Press called for automakers to cooperate with one another and form partnerships to share technology. "It's clear to me that we in the industry need to make some fu ... Continue reading

Saturn Expands Its Portfolio at Chicago Auto Show - VIDEO STORY

Saturn Expands Its Portfolio at Chicago Auto Show - VIDEO STORY

CHICAGO - February 9, 2007: Although the brand is less than 17 years old, Saturn officials say they have already completely revamped and expanded their portfolio this year. During the Chicago Auto Show, Saturn unveiled five new brands including its new Sky Roadster, a two-seat convertible that is targeted at a younger ... Continue reading

Consumer Guide(R) Automotive Announces Winners of Second Annual Chicago Auto Show Awards

Consumer Guide(R) Automotive Announces Winners of Second Annual Chicago Auto Show Awards

Pontiac G8 & Toyota Highlander Named Most Significant New Car and Truck Introductions CHICAGO, Feb. 8 -- Consumer Guide Automotive, the definitive source for new and used car reviews, announced today that the 2008 Pontiac G8 and the 2008 Toyota Highlander are the recipients of its second annual Most Significant New Int ... Continue reading

2007 Chicago Auto Show: Kia Unveils Rondo SX Concept

2007 Chicago Auto Show: Kia Unveils Rondo SX Concept

Concept Displays Aggressive, Sporty Side of the All-New Kia Model CHICAGO, Feb. 8 -- Kia Motors America (KMA) debuted its all-new crossover vehicle, the 2007 Kia Rondo, at the Los Angeles Auto Show just last November and has wasted no time enhancing its "Exciting and Enabling" brand direction with the Chicago Internati ... Continue reading

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