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The Chicago Auto Show isn’t as glamorous as the other North American car shows, but automakers and journalists still gather in the Windy City en mass for the mid-winter festivities. As always, Digital Trends will be bringing you the latest news, reveals, and announcements coming out of Chi-town, so be sure to check back here often for updates.

2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

Hyundai Sonata Hybrid’s solar roof can deliver up to 700 miles of ‘free’ driving

The 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid gets a solar roof that can significantly increase range, its maker claims. The roof can add up to 700 miles of "free" driving per year.
2020 nissan rogue sport gets updated styling and tech features 2019 chicago auto show

2020 Nissan Rogue Sport gets more expensive, but adds more driver-assist tech

2020 toyota tacoma boasts new look smarter tech features

The 2020 Toyota Tacoma goes under the knife to look and feel younger

Mazda Miata 30 years

The Mazda MX-5 Miata’s orange birthday treat sells out online in mere hours

2020 land rover range evoque gets familiar look smarter tech

Land Rover’s new 2020 Range Rover Evoque is smart off-road and chic in the city

2020 Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road

Toyota aims to turn its grocery-getter RAV4 into a genuine off-roader

2020 Subaru Legacy

2020 Subaru Legacy gains 260-horsepower turbo engine, massive touchscreen

2020 Kia Sportage

2020 Kia Sportage gets a bigger standard touchscreen and more driver aids

2020 Volkswagen Jetta GLI

The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI spices up the compact sedan segment

2020 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro

Toyota’s aging Sequoia gets a shot of adrenaline with TRD Pro off-road model

2019 Cadillac XT5 Sport

2019 Cadillac XT5 Sport continues luxury brand’s crossover obsession

2019 Ram 1500 multifunction tailgate

2019 Ram 1500 takes aim at GMC Sierra with new ‘multifunction’ tailgate

2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD

The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD boasts monstrous torque, intimidating front end

The 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD boasts impressive towing and payload figures, but polarizing exterior styling will likely be what everyone talks about. Chevy definitely took more risks in that department than Ford or Ram, but will that pay off? The Silverado HD debuts at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show.
2020 Toyota TRD Pro teaser

Toyota teases new TRD Pro ‘off-road beast’ for Chicago Auto Show

Toyota will add a new model to its TRD Pro lineup of off-road vehicles at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show. The automaker already sells TRD Pro versions of the Tacoma, Tundra, and 4Runner. The 2020 Tacoma and Land Cruiser Heritage Edition models are also slated to debut in Chicago.
2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

2018 Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid gets makeover in beauty, power departments

The 2018 Hyundai Sonata hybrid models get a more expressive design and meaningful upgrades to the gasoline-electric powertrain.
Hyundai i30 N TCR

Hyundai i30 N TCR is a small race car that packs a big punch

The Hyundai i30 N TCR will race in the United States later this year, even though the road-going version isn't sold here.
2019 Toyota TRD Pro models

Toyota’s 2019 TRD Pro models are a triple threat of off-road capability

Three 2019 Toyota TRD Pro models debuted at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show, and will go on sale later this year.
2018 Ford Expedition

2018 Ford Expedition: Release dates, prices, specs, and features

The brand-new 2018 Ford Expedition is up to 300 pounds lighter than the outgoing model thanks to aluminum construction.
2018 Toyota Tundra and Sequoia TRD Sport

Toyota’s 2018 Tundra and Sequoia gain TRD Sport upgrades, new safety tech

The 2018 Toyota Tundra and Sequoia gain new TRD Sport packages, updated exterior styling, and the Toyota Safety Sense suite of driver aids.
Mercedes-Benz Metris MasterSolutions Toolbox concept

This tricked out Mercedes-Benz is literally a toolbox on wheels

The Mercedes-Benz Metris MasterSolutions Toolbox concept is a customized van debuting at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show.
Mopar '17 Dodge Challenger

Dodge marks Mopar parts brand’s 80th year with special-edition Challenger

The Mopar '17 Dodge Challenger is the latest Mopar-edition Fiat Chrysler model. It commemorates 80 years of the Mopar brand.
2018 Toyota RAV4 Adventure

In Toyota RAV4 speak, 'Adventure' means body cladding and black accents

Toyota introduced its RAV4 Adventure at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show. The crossover gains black accents, 18-inch wheels, and body cladding.
2018 Hyundai Elantra GT

Hyundai dips its toes in the hot hatch segment with the new Elantra GT sport

Hyundai split the lineup nto the regular Elantra GT hatchback, and a 201-horsepower hot hatch named Elantra GT Sport.
Chevrolet Redline edition cars

Nine Chevrolet models get a custom look thanks to new appearance package

Inspired by concepts shown two years ago at SEMA, Chevrolet's Redline package is offered on a wide range of cars including coupes and SUVs.
2017 Nissan Titan King Cab

Can a new cab layout make Nissan’s 2017 Titan King Cab the king of trucks?

The 2017 Nissan Titan King Cab debuted at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show as the third Nissan Titan cab configuration.
2017 Ram 1500 Copper Sport

Ram goes copper crazy with its latest special-edition pickup truck

The 2017 Ram 1500 Copper Sport is a new special edition of the Ram 1500 full-size pickup truck debuting at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show.
2017 Ram 2500/3500 Heavy Duty Night

Blackout: Ram 2500 and 3500 Night editions debut at the Chicago Auto Show

The Ram 2500 and 3500 Night trim package debuts at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show, following the 1500 Night model unveiled last year.
2018 Dodge Durango SRT

Packing 475hp, the 2018 Durango SRT is the family hauler with an attitude

The 2018 Dodge Durango SRT debuts this week at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show, packing a 475-horsepower Hemi V8.
Nissan NV Cargo X

Nissan’s off-roading, rock-crawling NV Cargo X is no ordinary van

The Nissan NV Cargo X off-road van is a one-off project vehicle based on the Nissan NV2500HD commercial van.
2018 Subaru Legacy

2018 Subaru Legacy offers horsepower, refinement, and bird knowledge

The 2018 Subaru Legacy receives visual updates, a quieter cabin, and an updated infotainment system featuring a bird-watching application.
2017 Nissan Titan

Nissan scales down its Titan truck with new ‘standard’ model

The 2017 Nissan Titan debuted at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show as a companion to the Titan XD model that went on sale in November.
2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro

Toyota’s Tacoma TRD Pro off-roader is back, and ready to climb every mountain

The 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro marks the return of the most off-road-focused Tacoma model after a brief hiatus.
2017 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid

Kia’s plug-in Optima can drive for nearly 30 miles without using a drop of gas

The Kia Optima Hybrid promises to be 10 percent more efficient than its predecessor.
2017 Kia Niro

Kia’s 50-mpg Niro crossover anticipates hills to save fuel

The 2017 Kia Niro is capable of returning 50 mpg in a mixed cycle thanks to a trick navigation system and to the use of lightweight materials.