Opens its doors to the Salon of Chicago 2017.
The Salon Chicago opened its doors Saturday February 11, and until the 20th of this month will be the meeting point of all the developments of the brands in the united States. Despite the fact that its position in the calendar is compromised between two important appointments, Detroit, and New York, which also has very close in time, Chicago continues to maintain its status as a major event of the year.
hence, the brands to reserve some news for this event in the north of the country, shortly after the closing of the doors of the COBO Center in Detroit, and just a few weeks of the opening of the Hall of New York.
In this edition 2017 also met several new, some of these authentic firstfruits and others a bit more expected, but which tend to be mostly of a local character, intended for the market norteamericano.
The revamped Toyota Tundra 2018.
Precisely a few days ago we showed the first images of the facelift that Toyota was doing at the pick up full size Tundra. This has been revealed in Chicago and shows a front slightly renewed, as we mentioned when analyzing the pictures of the prototype camouflaged.
The changes are to be found in the grill, which happens to be of lamas have a grid, according to versions and a new optical front, that now have DRL lights forming a “C” that frames the optical. The front bumper changed slightly and in the interior we find improvements in the area of systems safety, in addition to a new version TRD.
This version will also be available on the range Sequoia 2018, which also receives an upgrade in aesthetics, with a new letter of colours available and improvements in the section of security systems and infotainment.
Toyota RAV4 Adventure.
The Toyota RAV4 “Adventure” is the most eye-catching Chicago for the japanese brand, a version of adventure that has mechanical enhancements designed to strengthen its mechanical and chassis out of the asphalt. And it has wheels darkened and more protections plastic on the outside.
The local brand of FCA had two developments in Chicago. On the one hand the spectacular Durango SRT, the most powerful version of the range, it receives the same V8 Hemi 6.4 liters available in the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT. With 481 HP, it becomes the most powerful model in its segment, the SUVs, full-size, 3 rows of seats.
The other novelty comes from the hand of Mopar, which has launched a new special limited edition of the Challenger SRT. Created to celebrate the 80 years that Mopar meet in 2017, is based on the Challenger SRT equipped with the pack 392. Will only be produced 160 units these versions that are listed in a curious decoration bicolor.
Dodge Challenger SRT limited edition 80th anniversary.
Until New York we will not know more of the Challenger SRT Demon, which is being unveiled little by little in the network.
The hyundai brand was presented in Chicago new Elantra GT, the version of specifications USED in the i30 compact in europe. This available in north America from a range consisting of two petrol engines, a 2.0-liter 162-horsepower and a 1.6-liter turbo 201 horses. In both cases we find available the options of manual or automatic transmission.
in Addition to the engines, the Elantra GT distinguishes itself from the i30 that we have available in the old continent by minor touch-ups cosmetics, which affect mostly bumpers and optics.
Volkswagen Atlas Weekend concept.
The German firm has invested heavily in the united States, it is the , the last major market that is resistant. However, the efforts of the German group by settling in America and becoming a player featured non-stop. If in Detroit saw the introduction of the new Atlas R-Line in Chicago, the German brand has presented the Atlas Weekend Edition Concept.
This is a prototype which is the show us the lighter side “Sunday morning” of the new SUV of large size German. With a variety of accessories, such as a huge trunk to the roof or barrier for pets rear among others, the Volkswagen Atlas demonstrates all the possibilities of her future accessories catalogue.
, The most important innovation was the presentation of the Expedition, the SUV full-size three-row seating, which shares platform elements and with the Lincoln Navigator. This new generation of the Expedition enjoys an all-aluminium body, a legacy of the last generation of the F-150, whose restyling is presented precisely in Detroit.
Ford Expedition 2018.
The image of the new Expedition 2018 is much more bourgeois and stately, separating it visually from the rest of the range SUV of the brand. Next to this we could find the new Mustang 2018, also presented in Detroit, and that occupied the central post of the stand of the brand in Chicago. The unit exposed was red, a tone much more graceful visually that the option yellow, who appeared in the official photos and the press release of the model.
General Motors introduced no new model, but took the Hall of Chicago to present to us the new versions Redline, which will be available in up to 9 models. These will be the Cruze LT, Malibu LT, Camaro SS and LT, Trax LT, Equinox LT, Traverse, Premier, Colorado LT, Silverado Double Cab LT Z71 and Silverado Crew Cab LTZ Z71.
All of these models will have the optional package Redline, composed by tires color black with accents in red color, grills, blacked out emblems and black and red in some cases, as well as some specific items in those colors. In some cases, like the Camaro, we also found a vinyl on the wheel arch front.
Chevy Camaro SS Redline.
Also, we learned nothing new in Chicago the developments that are coming to the Corvette range. So have to continue waiting.
The japanese brand surprised own and strange by presenting a renewed Legacy 2018 characterized by be nearly identical to the previous model. The subtle changes are a new grille, slightly redesigned, as well as the optical, which differ very little from the previous.
For the range 2018 find available new wheel designs and
new options in the infotainment system, such as a screen
8 inch optional, in place of the 6.5-inch standard. This
with connectivity, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and new
navigation applications. In the interior we find elements such as
the steering wheel is also redesigned.