Chicago Auto Show, It’s a Go!

Chicago Auto Show, It’s a Go!
Several vehicles were unveiled at the Chicago Auto Show, notably the Pathfinder Rock Creek 2020 which will be on sale in Canada this coming spring at a base price of $41,589. (Photo: Nissan)

The 111th Chicago Auto Show has opened its doors to the public and will be held from February 9th through to February 18th at the McCormick Place.

Close to 1,000 new models are being showcased, including the 20 vehicles unveiled to the media prior to the event. A number of exotic and futuristic concept cars are also on display and visitors can take test drives.

Among the vehicles presented, notable entries are the 2020 Qashqai  and 2020 Nissan Pathfinder Rock Creek, both of which will be selling on the Canadian market in 2019. The Pathfinder SUV is perfect for off-road trekking and will be available for a base price of $41,589 in dealerships this spring. The manufacturer states that all versions have a minimum towing capacity of 6,000 lb.

As for the Qashqai—it will be on sale this coming October and will now come standard with Nissan’s ProPILOT and Safety Shield 360 driver assist systems, as well as an improved audio system featuring Apple Car Play and Android Auto.

Toyota, for its part, unveiled the 7-seat Sequoia TDR Pro, which will also be sold in Canada. The manufacturer claims that the vehicle has a loading capacity of 120.1 cubic feet with the second- and third-row seats folded down.

Volkswagen announced that it will be marketing the Arteon in North America. The sedan, which will replace the Volkswagen CC, features a 2.0L turbocharged 268 HP 4-cylinder engine coupled to an automatic 8-speed all-wheel drive transmission.

Here is the full roster of vehicles presented to the media before the opening of the Chicago Auto Show:

  • Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Italia 2020
  • Cadillac XT5 Sport 2019
  • Chevrolet Silverado HD 2020
  • Chrysler Pacifica 35th Anniversary Edition 2019
  • Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson by Tuscany 2019
  • GMC Sierra HD 2020
  • Kia Sportage 2020
  • Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 2020
  • Mazda MX-5 Miata 30th Anniversary Edition 2019
  • Nissan Pathfinder Rock Creek 2019
  • Nissan Rogue Sport 2020
  • Ram 1500 Multifunction Tailgate 2019
  • Ram Chassis Cab 2019
  • Subaru Legacy 2020
  • Toyota RAV4 Off-Road 2020
  • Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro 2020
  • Toyota Tacoma 2020
  • Volkswagen Jetta GLI 2019

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