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    Ford to offer "Tough Bed" factory-backed spray-in bed liner
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    On the final media day of the 2008 Chicago Auto Show, Mike Levine from Pickuptruck.com walked us over to the Ford display to show us an inconspicuous Super Duty sitting among a fleet of Ford commercial vehicles. He wanted to show us the bed, which was filled with DeWalt tools and Ford's new Tool ...

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    Chicago 2008: International introduces the LoneStar Class 8 big rig
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    click above for more high-rez images of the International LoneStarWe give International full credit this daring design that we spied uncovered earlier this year. Still, it appears as though it's taken a giant leap back three decades with the new Class 8 International LoneStar. International said ...

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    Chicago 2008: Reskinned 2009 Mitsubishi Galant seen with new nose
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    click above for high-res gallery of the 2009 Mitsubishi Galant Mitsubishi just unveiled its freshened-for-2009 Galant sedan at the Chicago Auto Show, and unlike our favorable response to the changes made to its Eclipse sibling, we think Mitsu might need to do a hard refresh on the Galant a couple ...

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    Chicago 2008: Mitsubishi shows off 2009 Eclipses
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    click above for high-res gallery of the 2009 Eclipse and Eclipse SpyderMitsubishi rolled out its updated 2009 Eclipse Coupe and Spyder today in Chicago, with revised fascias that complement and simultaneously update the swoopy flanks. The nose in particular brings the Eclipse in line with the ...

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    Chicago 2008: Alton F-650 XUV makes a big statement
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    UPDATE: Video of the Alton F-650 is available after the jumpclick above for high-res gallery of the Alton F-650 XUV var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/autos/Alton_F_650_XUV_For_those_who_think_HUMMERs_are_meek'; We've seen some outrageous F-650-based vehicles like this before (the DeBerti for one), ...

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    Chicago 2008: MotorWeek announces 2008 Drivers Choice Awards
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    Last year, we were surprised by Motor Week's choice for its 2007 "Best Of The Year" , the Honda Fit. This year, we were simply shocked that its choice for 2008 is the Scion xB. It's not that the xB is a bad car, it's that there are so many better choices. In fact, peruse the list below of winners ...

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    Chicago 2008: Scion tC Release 4.0 in the flesh
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    click above to view more live high-res pics of the Scion tC Release 4.0 If you saw our preview of the Scion tC Release 4.0 and want more, you're in luck 'cause we've spotted it here in Chicago. We already knew pretty much all there was to know about the machine, including the DAMD body kit and ...

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    Chicago 2008: Lexus ES 350 Pebble Beach Edition
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    Click the image above for a hi-res gallery of the Lexus ES 350 Pebble Beach Edition The Lexus ES 350 is the second model this year to get the Pebble Beach Special Edition treatment, along with the Lexus RX 350. Both of them join Lexus' Pebble Beach regular, the Lexus SC 430, in the ...

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    Chicago 2008: Toyota 4Runner Urban Runner not really for Urbania
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    Click above to view high-res gallery of the Toyota 4Runner Urban Runner The word "urban" seems to be taking on more meanings every day. In its latest use, Toyota has applied it to a truck kitted out for something more like the Amazon rather than "urban" civilization. Starting with a Sport Edition ...

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    Chicago 2008: BMW back in ALMS with Rahal Letterman Racing M3 [w/VIDEO]
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    click above to view more high-res live shots of BMW M3 ALMS race carThe American Le Mans Series is going to get a dose of Bavarian brilliance in 2009, as Bobby Rahal and David Letterman are teaming up to bring the fourth-generation M3 to the racing series. To properly battle the best competition in ...

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    Chicago 2008: 2009 Hyundai Elantra Touring puts Euro-Korean fusion on the menu
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    click above for more high-res live shots of the 2009 Hyundai Elantra Touring While the official unveiling of the 2009 Hyundai Elantra Touring took place in Montreal a few weeks back, the Chicago Auto Show is the first place that we at Autoblog got a chance to eyeball it in person, and we like what ...

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    Chicago 2008: the Lexus RX 350 Pebble Beach Edition
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Lexus RX 350 Pebble Beach Edition. Lexus showed up in Chicago with two special edition cars from a different time in a different state. Lexus has been making limited edition vehicles for the Pebble Beach glitterati since 2003, which up to now has always ...

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    Chicago 2008: Yes, oh YES! That's one beautiful roadster [w/VIDEO]
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    Click image above for gallery of high-res live shots from ChicagoIt wasn't until we saw the YES! 3.2 Roadster today at the Chicago Auto Show that we remembered seeing it some time ago. Something about the orange 3.2 Turbo model rang a bell and we recalled that soggy day last June when we saw it in ...

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    Chicago 2008: Hyundai rolls out 2009 Sonata
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    click above to view more high-res pics of the 2009 Hyundai Sonata When Hyundai released its 2007 Sonata, the automaker served notice that it was serious about playing with the "big boys" in the midsize sedan market; namely the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima and, just recently, the ...

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    Chicago 2008: GMC Denali XT Concept is ute-iful
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    Update: Video of the live GMC Denali XT reveal is available after the jumpclick above for more live shots of the GMC Denali XT ConceptGM designer Brian Nesbitt publicly unveiled the GMC Denali XT concept today at the 2008 Chicago Auto Show. The Denali is the first U.S. example of the "Ute" ...

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    Chicago 2008: Ford Edge Sport saunters into Chi-town
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    click above for more high-res live shots of the Ford Edge SportWhat is in a name? Would it be too linear a thought process to expect that a vehicle with a "sport" designation would be, you know, sporty? Ford officially rolled out the Edge Sport at the Chicago Auto Show, and while the moniker might ...

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    Chicago 2008: HUMMER H3T makes unceremonious debut
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    click above for more high-res shots of the 2009 HUMMER H3TYou've got to feel a little bad for the HUMMER H3T. While the rest of the crowd at GM's press conference had their focus set on the unveiling of the 2009 Chevy Traverse, the 2009 HUMMER H3T sat in the corner, all but ignored by camera-toting ...

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    Chicago 2008: Suzuki Equator ready to tackle new frontiers
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    click above to view high-res gallery of the Suzuki EquatorSuzuki's Gene Brown showed the automaker's rebadged Nissan Frontier named the Equator today at the 2008 Chicago Auto Show. The Suzuki Equator is set to go into production by the end of this year and should deliver a decent truck experience, ...

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    Chicago 2008: Volkswagen unveils the newish Routan minivan
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    click above to view more high-res pics of the VW Routan Fumbling out of the "why bother" category here at the Chicago Auto Show is the 2009 Volkswagen Routan, which is their new minivan based on the Chrysler Town and Country and Dodge Caravan platform. Oddly, Volkswagen opened up its presentation ...

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    Chicago 2008: Dodge Challenger SRT8 - LIVE REVEAL [w/VIDEO]
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    UPDATE: video of the Challenger live reveal is available after the jumpClick image for hi-res live gallery of the Challenger SRT8 It's finally here. No, not here's-a-few-more-official-press-pics, but the actual latest challenger to the modern day retro muscle car. It was presented by Jim Press, who ...

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