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Classic American Muscle – Born in the U.S.A.

Classic American Muscle – Born in the U.S.A.

Last year there were major concerns regarding the future of high performance motors as the U.S. Department of Transportation and Environmental Protection Agency announced requirements for all vehicles to reach a fuel economy criteria of 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025.

February 08, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Utility vehicles carry lifestyle flexibility

Utility vehicles carry lifestyle flexibility

Today’s active lifestyle consumer demands the flexibility of the crossover utility vehicle and sport utility vehicle segment.

February 08, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Hybrid-electric vehicles power up

Hybrid-electric vehicles power up

Gasoline prices topped out over $4 per gallon across the nation last year, gaining the attention of Chicago consumers, which accelerated sales of Hybrid-Electric vehicles.

February 08, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Technology accelerates Chicago show

Technology accelerates Chicago show

 Today’s automotive technology comes in all shapes and forms. Its innovation continues to accelerate and plays a major role in providing consumers with many new safety and convenience features.

February 08, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Concept vehicles drive future design

Concept vehicles drive future design

Vehicle sales in 2012 showed a 13.4 percent increase over the previous year, resulting in 14.5 million cars and light trucks sold in the United States. Manufacturers anticipate this sales trend to continue in 2013.

February 08, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Santa Fe sports fresh styling

Santa Fe sports fresh styling

Crossover utility vehicles have taken a lead position in the auto industry’s crossover segment.

September 23, 2012 12:00 am
Styling transformation – from concept car to production model

Styling transformation – from concept car to production model

Concept vehicles are high on the list of dream machines at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show.

February 10, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Setting the stage for safety

Setting the stage for safety

Safety starts the moment drivers position themselves behind the wheel of their vehicle – setting the stage for a safe and secure trip.

February 10, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Midsize cars popular with consumers

Midsize cars popular with consumers

A flattering 52 percent of car market sales were in the midsize segment during 2011.

February 10, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Chicago showcases size and shapes for all

Chicago showcases size and shapes for all

Interest in sport utility vehicles changed drastically with the introduction of the crossover segment.

February 10, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Engine options fire up Chicago show

Engine options fire up Chicago show

Performance is a hot button for many consumers at this year's Chicago Auto Show.

February 10, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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New technology pays big dividends

New technology pays big dividends

Fuel economy is high on the consumer list of purchase considerations today. To address this national concern, the White House has established a mandate for corporate average fuel economy of 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025 for compliance on cars sold in the U.S.

February 10, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Workhorse of vehicle sales

Workhorse of vehicle sales

Truck sales have returned as the vehicle sales leader for 2011 – if only by the slim margin of 22,000 units with a 50.1 percent sales ratio, barely outselling cars.

February 10, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Industry trends wheel auto show interest

Industry trends wheel auto show interest

Sales are on the rise for auto manufacturers at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show.

February 10, 2012 12:00 am
Auto companies amass car conveniences

Auto companies amass car conveniences

In the past 10 years, automotive technology and innovation has been amazing.

February 11, 2011 12:00 am
Hybrids go mainstream

Hybrids go mainstream

When hybrids were introduced in the U.S. at the beginning of the last decade, there were many skeptics targeting this concept and questioning the battery life of the vehicle, a key component of the hybrid technology.

February 11, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Crossover segment grows with Chicago

Crossover segment grows with Chicago

Most manufacturers are introducing models that will increase their share of the rapidly growing crossover segment.

February 11, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Anti-collision goes high-tech

Anti-collision goes high-tech

In recent years, vehicle safety has captured consumer interest at the Chicago Auto Show.

February 11, 2011 12:00 am
Going off-road with Land Rover

Going off-road with Land Rover

Many consumers in our region own Sport Utility Vehicles with off-road capabilities -- no news there. But how many have actually put these vehicles to the test with off-pavement winter driving?

February 11, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Small cars still big with consumers

Small cars still big with consumers

The latest trend for new compact vehicles comes as no surprise as average gasoline prices have broken the $3 per gallon threshold, the highest level in 26 months.

February 11, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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New warranty policies cover consumers better

New warranty policies cover consumers better

It has taken almost a century for the automotive industry to realize the consumer wants longevity with a renewed focus on green.

February 11, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Sales pick up even as Ford, GM slim product lines

Buckle those seat belts -- we are finally seeing a resurgence in the auto industry.

February 11, 2011 12:00 am
Market share leader

Market share leader

Brands have used innovation and leading-edge technology in their marketing efforts for midsize cars to appeal to the broadest base of consumers.

February 11, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Innovation serves as drivers' safety net

Each year, we see a number of life-saving products introduced to the marketplace to promote safety. Preventing injuries for ourselves and passengers should be paramount in a driver's mind every time he or she slides behind the wheel.

February 11, 2011 12:00 am
Hot ticket goes 'green'

Hot ticket goes 'green'

News on alternative fuels is updated virtually every day. The hot prediction during the past few years was the fuel cell concept with hydrogen as the fuel source. That concept has been parked for several reasons -- including the lack available refueling stations.

February 12, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Vehicle Economics 101

Vehicle Economics 101

One of life's big decisions is the purchase of a new vehicle. With it, come a variety of dimensions that bring about a satisfactory conclusion -- lifestyle, passenger size, usage, performance, fuel economy and value.

February 12, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Shopping a factory warranty

Shopping a factory warranty

Checking out the factory warranty is a key factor in the purchase of a new vehicle. Standard warranties include basic‘ normally referred to as "bumper-to-bumper," and powertrain, which covers the engine and transmission.

February 12, 2010 12:00 am
SUVs and crossovers -- a twist on style

SUVs and crossovers -- a twist on style

The sport utility and crossover segment is still in vogue, but with a twist.

February 12, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Compact vehicles: the popular choice

Compact vehicles: the popular choice

Compact vehicles once again take center stage at this year's Chicago Auto Show. This segment is filled with an abundance of models from most domestic and foreign manufacturers.

February 12, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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The latest automotive trends

The latest automotive trends

Despite the concerns of Chrysler, Ford, General Motors and foreign automotive companies, consumers are witnessing many positive trends in the automotive industry.

February 24, 2009 12:00 am
Vehicle safety comes to Chicago show

Vehicle safety comes to Chicago show

In recent years, vehicle safety has captured consumer interest at the Chicago Auto Show.

February 24, 2009 12:00 am
Alternative fuel vehicles roll into Chicago

Alternative fuel vehicles roll into Chicago

Alternative fuels are certainly in the news these days. But you might be surprised to learn that they are nothing new to the automotive industry.

February 24, 2009 12:00 am
Entry-level cars high on shoppers' show list

Entry-level cars high on shoppers' show list

In today's tight times, there's lots of talk about budget-priced vehicles.

February 24, 2009 12:00 am

Carmakers use auto show to unveil variety of choices

Chicago Auto Show week is an ideal time of year to make side-by-side comparisons of new models.

February 08, 2008 12:00 am

A new Challenger comes to Chicago

The wait is over. Buckle up and get ready for the 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 to be unveiled at this year's Chicago Auto Show.

February 08, 2008 12:00 am

Cornering the small car market

There are two classes of small vehicles -- subcompact and compact.

February 08, 2008 12:00 am

Small entry-level vehicles go big with consumers

The 2007 Chicago Auto Show highlights one of the hottest-selling vehicle segments in today's market -- the sub-compact. Several manufacturers with high production numbers offer an "entry level" sub-compact car, including the Chevrolet Aveo, Honda Fit, Hyundai Accent, Kia Rio, Nissan Versa, T…

February 09, 2007 12:00 am

Unique sources offer endless possibilities

Alternative fuels have become highly visible in the U.S. in recent years. In 2007, we can expect to see acceleration in the media about the endless possibilities and unique sources of energy. You will also continue to see and hear about hybrid drive systems on the street and on the drawing b…

February 09, 2007 12:00 am
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