• Follow us

Automotive

Best Cars of the 2019 Chicago Auto Show: MotorTrend Favorites - MotorTrend

The Chicago Auto Show, in the massive McCormick Center, was once again the place with the space to show big trucks and commercial vehicles outfitted in every way. It's also a show where automakers like to introduce special editions, anniversary models, and performance variants. The 2019 show followed suit with heavy-duty trucks from Chevrolet, GMC, Ford, and Ram, all boasting big-time power, towing, and payload numbers.

And there were anniversaries to celebrate: Acura was popping champagne to mark 30 years since the NSX concept (then spelled NS-X) debuted in the Windy City. Over at Mazda the celebration surrounded the 30th anniversary of the MX-5 Miata and introduction of a Racing Orange limited edition to mark the occasion. FCA had the original Plymouth Voyager minivan alongside the Chrysler Pacifica 35th Anniversary Edition.

Here are the vehicles that caught our eye in Chicago.

View 89 Photos

Racing Orange is a first for the popular sports car offered with soft or hardtop, manual or automatic transmission. Mazda is only making 3,000 of these special editions and the 500 allocated for the U.S. were sold out within hours of announcing orders were being taken on the Mazda website. If you got one, the serial number will be on the 30th Anniversary badge. Upgrades include the Club trim's limited-slip differential, Bilstein shocks with the manual, and Recaro seats of Alcantara and leather. Orange piping and stitching match the trim encircling the air vents as well as the color of the brake calipers. Yum. -Alisa Priddle

2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI

View 89 Photos

The Jetta is a conservatively styled sedan, but add the letters GLI and there is a big jump in power with the 2.0-liter turbo-four engine from the Golf GTI, producing 228 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. That is a big jump from the 147-hp, 1.4-liter turbo-four in a regular Jetta. The GLI goes on sale this spring with a choice of a six-speed manual or seven-speed twin-clutch automatic transmission. In addition to the GTI engine, the hot sedan gets a limited-slip differential, 18-inch wheels, and the requisite red accent stripe across the grille. There will be 2,400 Limited Edition 35th anniversary models with a black roof, black spoiler, and unique wheels. -Alisa Priddle

Read More



Leave A Comment

More News

All Motor Trend Stories RSS

2020 Volvo XC90 Gets a Refresh New! 2019-02-22 12:33:25The current generation XC90 ushered in a new era for Volvo. Prior to this vehicle, it had been several years since Volvo launched a brand new product,

2019 Volvo XC60 T5 AWD Long-Term Update 3: 2019-02-22 04:00:57After finishing up the year in our Kia Niro long-termer, I’m finally ready to take the reins of our Volvo XC60. It has been a pleasant chan

Celebrity Drive: Jonathan Scott of HGTV’s “Property Brothers: 2019-02-22 04:00:34Quick Stats: Jonathan Scott, host, HGTV’s Property Brothers: Forever Home Daily Driver: 2018 Tesla Model X (Jonathan’s rating: 10 on a sca

2020 Porsche 911 Turbo 992 Leaks on Instagram 2019-02-21 17:53:32Porsche owner and enthusiast Todd Schleicher has posted what could be the first public images of the 992-generation 2020 Porsche 911 Turbo on his Inst

Spied! Chevrolet Caught Testing a Small Fleet of 2019-02-21 16:26:32Earlier this month, we caught yet another mid-engine Corvette prototype out testing on public roads. Interestingly, it wasn’t running around in

Rivian Files Patent for Removable Auxiliary Battery 2019-02-21 16:00:02Rivian shot to stardom last year with its stylish electric pickup and SUV. The R1T and R1S could give Tesla a run for its money with each boasting a t

Most Small SUVs Perform Well in New Pedestrian 2019-02-21 14:45:35The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has introduced a pedestrian crash prevention test into its rating system. Overall, the first batch of vehic

Kia Teases Something Sporty and Electric for Geneva 2019-02-21 14:00:27Kia is on a roll with its exterior designs lately. From the sleek, premium brand-rivaling Stinger to the rugged-looking Telluride, Kia has made a name

How Autonomous Autobahn Could Rise from High-Speed Rail’s 2019-02-21 12:25:26After decades of posturing about how high-speed rail was going to be California’s transportation salvation, new Governor Gavin Newsom poleaxed t

Tesla’s Fully Autonomous Features Will Be Complete This 2019-02-21 12:15:11Tesla has missed key deadlines in the past, but that hasn’t stopped CEO Elon Musk from setting ambitious timelines for autonomous cars. Musk say

2019 Bentley Continental GT W12 First Test: If 2019-02-21 04:00:39Call it the Ocasio-Cortez Effect. We are witnessing a pendulum swing of sorts—a backlash against the trappings of excessive wealth and conspicuo

Spied! MKC-Replacing Lincoln Corsair Looks Like a Mini 2019-02-20 20:45:53It’s refreshing to see Lincoln finally getting the love and resources it deserves. Sure, they might not be getting poured into the Panther-platf

WIRED

Hyundai Nexo Review: The Hydrogen Fuel Cell-Powered Electric 2019-02-22 09:00:00Hyundai has made an excellent car, but that may not be enough to overcome the difficulties of driving on hydrogen.

Elon Musk Promises a Really Truly Self-Driving Tesla 2019-02-19 20:53:43The CEO says his Autopilot system will be "feature-complete" this year, and ready to ferry snoozing passengers by the end of next year.

Audi Cars Tell You How Fast to Go 2019-02-19 16:56:33The automaker's new feature taps into light timing data to let drivers ride the “green wave” and breeze through town.

Jargon Watch: What ‘Roadmanship’ Means to a Self-Driving 2019-02-18 06:00:00More than a century later, the quaint term is back as a basis for long-­overdue safety standards in autonomous vehicles. 

How a DIY Tesla Mechanic Resurrects Damaged Electric 2019-02-18 06:00:00Rich Benoit stumps for the right-to-repair movement, pushing uncooperative manufacturers to make it easier for owners to fix stuff themselves.

Digging Into Self-Driving Data and More Car News 2019-02-17 09:00:00Plus: We bid adieu to the Airbus A380, Amazon makes a move, and we take a tour of the gear that keeps Nascar racers on the oval.

Uber Sues NYC to Kill Its Ride-Hail Car 2019-02-15 19:42:26New York's mayor says the rule, which halts the granting of new licenses, is vital for reining in congestion. Uber says the city is overreaching.

See All the Tools and Tricks That Make 2019-02-15 09:00:00If perfectly arranged drawers and heart-stopping car racing is your thing, you'll be glad to meet the crews who make it happen.

Au Revoir, Airbus A380 2019-02-14 20:53:54It was so huge that it required a whole special bespoke transportation logistics setup, but no one wanted to buy it.

A New Robo-Car Report Card Isn't Quite What 2019-02-13 22:09:35The numbers are a little jumbly, but reports published by the state’s DMV show progress toward the day when humans are unshackled from the steer

Americans Are Abandoning Public Transit—but Don't Blame Uber 2019-02-13 09:00:00In a world of cheap gas, easy-come auto loans, ride-hail, and now a new breed of bike- and scooter-share, transit riders aren’t riding like they

Forget People, Elroy's Self-Flying Drone Hauls Heavy Cargo 2019-02-13 08:00:00The hybrid-powered aircraft will carry up to 500 pounds with a range of 300 miles and could enter service next year.

Automotive news - from

YFAI teams with Startup Autobahn 2019-02-22 07:26:00Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI), is partnering Startup Autobahn in Stuttgart.

Thai vehicle sales rise 17% in January 2019-02-22 07:12:00Thailand's new vehicle market has started 2019 on the front foot, with sales rising by 17.3% in January to 78,061 units from 66,545 units in the same

Magna Q4 net income up 22% to US$456m 2019-02-22 07:07:00Magna has revealed fourth-quarter net income up22% to US$456m, while sales rose 5% to USUS$10.1bn.

BMW and Daimler outline mobility services JV plan 2019-02-22 06:49:00BMW Group and Daimler have provided more detail on their planned urban mobility services joint ventures. The two companies say they are investing more

Scania ambitious on meeting EU CO2 standards 2019-02-22 06:36:00Scania says it sees the agreement between the European Parliament and the EU council on CO2 standards for heavy-duty vehicles as a tool to reach the P

Grupo Antolin and HiRain to develop new vehicle 2019-02-22 06:26:00Grupo Antolin has entered into a strategic partnership with HiRain Technologies, a leading automotive Chinese electronics provider, to jointly provide

Insurers warn against blaming drivers for autonomous car 2019-02-22 06:11:00Drivers of fully automated vehicles should not be held responsible for accidents that occur while the technology is operational, the Association of Br

Toyota Australia hacked 2019-02-22 05:13:00Toyota's Australian vehicle import company has been the victim of an attempted cyber attack.

MediaTek and Autotalks team on V2X and telematics 2019-02-22 05:08:00MediaTek, a global semiconductor company enabling 1.5bn connected devices a year and Autotalks, a V2X (Vehicle to Everything) communication solut

Tesla rolls out Model 3 in China 2019-02-22 05:02:00Tesla has started delivering Model 3 cars in China.

ACEA notes EU Parliament safety vote 2019-02-22 04:43:00Brussels-based European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA) says it "takes note" of the European Parliament's vote on the revision of the

Ford probes its own US fuel economy and 2019-02-22 04:20:00Ford has said it is to conduct an investigation after concerns raised by its own employees over the 'analytical modelling' standards that it employs

High Gear Media Network Feed

McLaren 600LT Spider by MSO is utterly gorgeous New! 2019-02-22 13:00:00McLaren Special Operations is back once again to show off its capabilities, and this time the special editions unit has created a stunning McLaren 600

Devel Sixteen will reportedly arrive in production-spec in New! 2019-02-22 11:45:00Back in 2013, Devel announced plans for a 5,000-horsepower supercar called the Sixteen. Since then, the car hasn't surfaced for series production. Th

2021 Audi A5 Sportback spy shots New! 2019-02-22 11:30:00Audi's A5 range is about to receive an update, as evidenced by a prototype for an updated A5 Sportback. Similar updates will feature on the related A

2021 Porsche 911 GT3, 2020 Nissan Juke, Cupra 2019-02-22 11:00:00A new generation of the 911, the 992, has already arrived in Carrera S guise. However, Porsche is already out testing more hardcore variants of the ca

Learn why McLaren uses a top-mount exhaust for 2019-02-22 10:00:00McLaren's top-mount exhaust pipes on the 600LT certainly look cool, but there are actually multiple reasons why the British marque opted for the desi

Electrified Mitsubishi Engelberg Tourer Concept coming to Geneva 2019-02-22 09:41:00Nearly two years after Mitsubishi's e-Evolution electric SUV concept bowed, another electrified SUV concept is on the way. The Japanese automaker ann

SEAT's Cupra performance brand readies Formentor SUV concept 2019-02-22 09:00:00Spain's Cupra performance brand will present a concept at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show potentially previewing a new model in the works. C

2020 Volkswagen Transporter (T6.1) is the Bus we 2019-02-22 08:00:00Volkswagen is working on an electric successor to its iconic Microbus based on 2017's ID Buzz concept car. It's confirmed for a launch here in 2022.

2021 Porsche 911 GT3 spy shots and video 2019-02-22 07:00:00Porsche isn't even finished with new variants of the current 991-generation 911 but the automaker is already deep into development of new variants fo

Honda and IED students ready Tomo mini pickup 2019-02-22 06:00:00Honda has teamed up with students from the Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) in Turin, Italy, for a creative project to be showcased at the 2019 Geneva

2020 Nissan Juke spy shots 2019-02-22 02:00:00The Nissan Juke bowed out at the end of the 2017 model year but a successor is coming, a prototype for which has just been spotted. The original Juke

Learn how an F1 race car is born 2019-02-21 18:00:00A Formula One race car isn't simply an update of last year's racer. Instead, it takes about a year and a half to develop a car and hone the entire p

The Truth About Cars

Rare Rides: A Mustang-y Aston Martin V8 Volante 2019-02-21 13:16:25The Rare Rides series is fond of Aston Martin, and has previously featured a Lagonda, Virage, and a bespoke V8 shooting brake. Today we have a look at

With Its Mystery Concept, Kia Hopes to Cast 2019-02-21 12:40:31Let’s face it — with the possible exception of the Stinger, Kia’s vehicle lineup is hardly the automotive equivalent of Britt Ekland

Where Your Author Steps Away From Infiniti 2019-02-21 11:30:41Some heavy thoughts are weighing on my mind lately; some might even call them urges. And those urges are telling me to sell a blue Datsun sedan and ge

With CT6-V Sold Out, Cadillac Poised to Drop 2019-02-21 10:36:10We’ve hinted at this before, but now there’s order guides and pricing to share. While Cadillac’s CT6 flagship sedan will soon be wit

Toyota Prius C to Bite the Dust, Pass 2019-02-21 09:30:15Toyota’s Prius C, introduced in North America in 2012, was a good idea that didn’t generate much consumer (or reviewer) acclaim. As an ent

QOTD: Overlooked, but not Forgotten? 2019-02-21 08:32:08Ronnie’s piece yesterday on the Bandit car that couldn’t be got me thinking. But not about famous cars of Hollywood cinema, mind you. Not

Trump to EU: Expect Auto Tariffs Without Trade 2019-02-20 17:12:25Earlier this week, the European Union warned that if the United States imposes any new tariffs on European-built vehicles, it can expect similar

California Congestion Bill Could Result in American Autobahn 2019-02-20 16:01:05While California has some of the best driving roads in the country, large swaths of the state suffer from serious congestion issues. For years, the pr

As Ford Starts Trimming Down South, a Familiar-looking 2019-02-20 15:04:11Ford’s attempt at streamlining its global business is already well underway in Europe and the United States, but those regions aren’t the

Hyundai Raided in South Korea Over Theta II 2019-02-20 13:50:37In 2017, United States safety regulators opened a formal investigation into the recall of roughly 1.7 million vehicles built by Hyundai Motor Co

Constitutional Battle Ends With Supreme Court Ruling in 2019-02-20 13:21:48You can’t fight city hall, the saying goes, but you apparently can fight the state of Indiana in the U.S. Supreme Court and win. That’s wh

Digging Deeper into Volkswagen’s MEB Platform Plans 2019-02-20 12:21:49Volkswagen walked journalists through its much-hyped electrification strategy at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show, giving the automotive media a preview of

Automotive News Breaking

GM extends Cadillac CT6, Chevy Impala output to New! 2019-02-22 11:53:00GM will continue producing the Cadillac CT6 and Chevrolet Impala large sedans until January 2020 at its Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant in Michigan.

Ford probably tripped by emissions math, expert says New! 2019-02-22 11:19:37Automakers have a tough time estimating road load -- industry jargon for factors that can reduce fuel economy, including friction, weight and aerodyna

Cadillac ads for Oscars debut new ‘Rise Above' 2019-02-22 10:13:44A new advertising campaign for Cadillac marks the end of the brand’s 4-year-old “Dare Greatly” ad campaign and the beginning of a ne

Henry Ford III joins Ford Foundation board 2019-02-22 10:10:18Henry Ford III is the first family member to sit on the foundation's board since his grandfather, Henry Ford II, resigned in 1976 after 33 years

Magna posts record Q4 revenue, but profits and 2019-02-22 08:26:26The Canadian auto supplier posted gains across many of its business lines, but margins dropped as the company continued to ramp up initiatives in

Daimler, BMW will invest $1.13 billion in mobility 2019-02-22 07:23:02Daimler and BMW unveiled a mobility JV that will invest $1.13 billion in ride-hailing, parking, EV charging and short-term rental services to rival Ub

AutoNation picks auto industry outsider to replace Jackson 2019-02-22 07:00:00The largest U.S. dealership group selected Carl Liebert -- a financial services executive who has worked for some of America’s best-known retail

EU could clinch trade deal with U.S. this 2019-02-22 06:14:37EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said a final agreement with the U.S. could be reached before the European Commission’s term ends on Oct.

Renault-Nissan probe examines Ghosn's lavish Copacabana trip, report 2019-02-22 06:10:29A joint probe by Renault-Nissan is investigating a vacation that allowed eight couples to enjoy parades and parties at Rio de Janeiro’s carnival

Ford investigating possible problems with fuel economy, emissions 2019-02-21 17:04:03Ford has been investigating concerns raised by employees that incorrect calculations were used to translate test results into the mileage and emission

Delphi reports $135 million in Q4 net income, 2019-02-21 12:53:38Delphi Technologies shares surged after it posted strong earnings for its "milestone year" as a new public company.

Subaru reaches top of Consumer Reports' rankings; Tesla 2019-02-21 12:45:00In an annual reliability scorecard, Subaru narrowly topped last year's winner, Genesis, and Tesla's Model 3 failed to win a "recommended" rating a

autoevolution news

2019 Ford Ranger Evaluated Over Gas Mileage, Emissions New! 2019-02-22 12:36:57When developing an all-new vehicle, automakers have to take a lot of legislation and specific procedures into consideration. Even validation and certi

Audi RS5 Sportback Launched in Europe, Is a New! 2019-02-22 11:58:27The RS5 Sportback was explicitly made to appeal to the American consumer, who was never going to give the RS4 Avant a fair chance. But just like in th

Consumer Reports Wholly Recommends Subaru 2019-02-22 10:27:20After rescinding their recommendation for Tesla’s Model 3, Consumer Reports is much obliged to crown Subaru as the magazine’s top automake

Audi e-tron quattro Sportback Production Model Makes Spyshots 2019-02-22 10:14:05The second chapter of the e-tron brand is almost here. This is the Sportback version of the first purely electric crossover/SUV in Audi history, spied

McLaren 600LT Spider by MSO to Debut in Geneva 2019-02-22 09:56:28Back in January, McLaren pulled the wraps off the fifth car in the Longtail bloodline, the 600LT. To date, the car is yet to be publicly displayed, bu

Mercedes-AMG S65 Final Edition Is A V12 Swansong 2019-02-22 09:55:51Starting with the W140, every S-Class generation had a V12 available in the engine lineup. The W222 relies on the M279, tracing its roots back to the

All Volvo Cars to Have Plug-In Hybrid Variants 2019-02-22 09:00:37As most other carmakers in the industry, Volvo too has promised that by the middle of the next decade the entire lineup of cars it produces will be el

2020 Peugeot 208 Leaks Online, Looks Surprisingly Good 2019-02-22 08:01:42Codenamed P21, the Peugeot 208 is upon us! Leaked ahead of the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, the subcompact hatchback is sexier and a lot more technologized

2020 Volvo XC90 Gets KERS, Adds a B 2019-02-22 07:56:29Starting this year, every car manufactured by Volvo will have a plug-in hybrid variant. Until that moment, some of them will be getting an extra B bad

Animals You Can Cram Into a Vauxhall Zafira: 2019-02-22 07:20:51A Vauxhall Zafira is a pretty spacious car but just in case you were wondering exactly how spacious it is, the latest viral video is here to set the r

McLaren Plans To Increase Production Capacity, SUV Still 2019-02-22 07:08:51From Bentley to Rolls-Royce, ultra-luxury automakers are all down for ultra-luxury, high-performance SUVs. Lamborghini has the Urus, and Ferrari is wo

Burglars Abandon Ferrari 488 After Failing to Figure 2019-02-22 06:52:13Earlier this month, a couple of burglars hit a rented home in Streetly, West Midlands, UK. They arrived in a stolen Audi, which they loaded up with st


Disclaimer and Notice:WorldProNews.com is not responsible of these news or any information published on this website.