10 Things We Like About the 2020 Subaru Legacy

Introducing the 2020 Subaru Legacy. If you’re shopping for a new vehicle, then more than likely you’re looking at a crossover, not a sedan. If you’re a Subaru fan, that means you’re probably considering a model such as the Outback, one of four utility vehicle models offered. But if you’re … Read more

All-New 2020 Subaru Legacy Steps Up

Three decades after rolling out the first Legacy, an all-new model launches this midsize sedan’s fourth decade. This month, the 2020 Legacy rolled out at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show, which is just 125 miles from where it will be built at a Lafayette, Indiana, manufacturing plant. Generation Seven: 2020 … Read more

Live! From the 2019 Chicago Auto Show!

Chicago new car reveals and concepts from McCormick Place. The Chicago Auto Show is back and it is greater than ever! Pardon the hyperbole as my analysis is based on three consecutive annual visits to what’s arguably the largest show of its kind, at least by attendance. What Chicago has … Read more

Live! From the 2018 Chicago Auto Show!

Revised Feb. 8, 2018, to reflect expanded auto show news. Chicago new car reveals and concepts from McCormick Place. The 2018 Chicago Auto Show kicks off this week and yours truly will be in attendance for the media days scheduled for Thursday and Friday. The public days begin Saturday, Feb. … Read more

Live! From the 2017 Chicago Auto Show!

***Final Edition*** The third of four major North American auto shows gets underway this week when the Chicago Auto Show opens to the general public. Running from Feb. 11-20, this year’s show will once again be held at McCormick Place on South Lake Shore Drive. And this year I’ll be … Read more

Kia Trail’ster Concept Teases Chicago

The Kia Trail’ster Concept is for the hip hamster crowd and their human friends. This Kia Trail’ster is all set to visit your favorite ski lodge. Kia Motors picked the perfect venue for unveiling its hybrid Trail’ster Concept. Folks in the winter-socked Chicago Auto Show are seeing first hand what … Read more

Handsome 4×4 Trio From Toyota Racing Development

New models put the extreme in off-roading. Sport truck and SUV enthusiasts appreciate that Toyota Racing Development (TRD) has been providing design and engineering muscle to various Toyota products for the past 35 years. TRD delivers a viable alternative to what the domestics offer by routinely putting forth a collection … Read more

Nissan Strikes Back With Frontier Diesel Runner

Concept truck features a 2.8-liter Cummins Turbo Diesel engine. GM will be muscling back into the small pickup truck segment this year, by reintroducing its Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon models. That move will put the sales squeeze on the two remaining models in this shrinking class: the Toyota Tacoma … Read more

Chicago Auto Show Debut: 2015 Lincoln Navigator

In 1997, the Lincoln Navigator was launched to the full-size luxury sport utility vehicle segment, one that spawned several competitors including the Cadillac Escalade. Like the Escalade, the Navigator is based on the company’s truck platform, a traditional body-on-frame SUV that seats as many as eight people. At the 2014 … Read more

Stunning: Kia Cross GT Concept

If you are at the Chicago Auto Show this week and in the vicinity of the Kia display, you will want to head over to it to check out the Kia Cross GT Concept. This vehicle gives a strong indication where Kia would like to take its crossover line, by … Read more

Chicago Hope: 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel

Here on Auto Trends, we have been tracking the progress of the Chevrolet Cruze Diesel, a model that we learned about when the first Cruzes began to hit Americas highways in summer 2010. In 2011, GM made it official, with promises to bring this car to the market by 2013. … Read more

Chicago Style: 2014 Toyota Tundra

At the 2013 Chicago Auto Show today, one of the more widely anticipated new vehicles of the season was unveiled, the 2014 Toyota Tundra. The new model, the third generation of Toyotas full-size pickup truck aspirations, offers numerous technological and styling updates over the current model. It also sends a … Read more

Game On: New Toyota Tundra Set for Chicago Debut

When the second generation Toyota Tundra made its debut for the 2007 model year, Toyota served notice to Ford, General Motors and Chrysler that it was serious about the large pickup truck segment. Nissan, too, was in Toyotas crosshairs as it had brought its own Titan truck to this highly … Read more

Entry Level Premium Sedan: 2013 Acura ILX

2016 Acura ILX

A hybrid option comes to Acura. Up until now, Honda’s Acura brand has not had a hybrid model. That may seem strange given that Honda and Toyota both got started with hybrids at about the same time, and Toyota’s Lexus division has had hybrids for several years. The 2013 Acura … Read more

2011 Chicago Auto Show Highlights

2011 Chicago Auto Show

Today is the first of two media days for the 2011 Chicago Auto Show with Friday the official start of the public segment. From February 11-20, 2011, Chicagoland residents will be able to take in what organizers say is the largest and longest-running auto show in the nation. Earlier today, we … Read more

Ford Edge Will Get First I4 EcoBoost Engine

Ford’s EcoBoost engine technology, which was introduced last summer in the Lincoln MKS, Ford Taurus, and Lincoln MKT, will soon expand to other vehicle lines. That original 3.5-liter V6 engine represents the first of a family of direct injection, turbocharged engines, with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine up next. The smaller … Read more