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    Core-Toons breaks down the 2010 Chicago Auto Show
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    Field notes on the 2010 Chicago Auto Show – Click above for the series
    Without doubt we have never come across a more comically true summary of the auto show experience. A nine-panel series on the experience of the Chicago Auto Show by the magnificently named Lunchbreath is so spot on that ...

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    Chicago 2010: Chevrolet rolls out Caprice Police Car
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    Chevrolet Caprice PPV – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Late last year, General Motors announced that it would build a Zeta-based Police Car for North American duty. Though there was already a perfectly good Pontiac G8 available before GM decided to shutter the brand, this Zeta would ...

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    Chicago 2010: Women of the Windy City
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    Spokesmodels of the Chicago Auto Show – Click above for high-res image gallery
    This year's 2010 Chicago Auto Show is just about over, at least for us media types, and while a couple of significant vehicles were unveiled here, it's basically a repeat of Detroit – the industry has ...

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    Chicago 2010: Even civil servants appreciate a nice ride
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    Work vehicles at Chicago Auto Show – Click above for high-res image gallery
    According to one of Chicago's most famous poets, Carl Sandburg, it's the City of the Broad Shoulders. There has been some debate about exactly what he meant by that, but we'd like to think it has something to do ...

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    Chicago 2010: Hybrid chassis shows differences between old and new Silverado HD
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    Old and new Chevrolet Silverado HD chassis combined - Click above for high-res image gallery
    No, Chevrolet's new Silverado HD will not be available as a hybrid. The hybrid we're talking about is this chassis on display at the Chicago Auto Show that is constructed of both the previous generation ...

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    Chicago 2010: Volo shines the light on some famous movie cars
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    Volo Auto Museum collection at Chicago Auto Show – Click above for high-res image gallery
    One of the most fun parts of the Chicago Auto Show every year is that Illinois is also host to the Volo Auto Museum. Volo is one of those museum/used car dealerships that always has some of the most ...

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    Chicago 2010: Kia shows off new Forte Koup racecar
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    Kia Forte Koup Racecar - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Kia has been making waves this past year or so with introductions like the Soul and the Forte Koup, and for 2010, they hope to be make an impact on the racetrack as well. Here at the Chicago Auto Show, Kia is displaying their new ...

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    Chicago 2010: Bad Timing Dept. - Prius MotorWeek Drivers' Choice winner; Toyota declines JDM award
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    2010 Toyota Prius – MotorWeek Drivers' Choice Award winner for Best of the Year
    By February of each year, we are always right in the middle of awards season, and no, we're not talking about the Golden Globes, Grammys or Oscars. We are, of course, referring to Car and Truck of the Year ...

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    Chicago 2010: DeltaWing Indycar concept
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    As we speak, the IZOD IndyCar series is looking over a number of proposals for the next generation of open-wheel racecars. One of those, the design from Dallara, has already been shown. Today at the Chicago Auto Show, DeltaWing pulled the covers off its design proposal, and the machine looks ...

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    Chicago 2010: Ford Transit Connect Taxi burns CNG, LPG and four acres of space
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    Ford Transit Connect Taxi – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Hot on the (w)heels of the Ford Transit Electric, the Transit Connect Taxi drove onto the stage at the Chicago Auto Show today running on compressed natural gas (CNG). The clean-burning utility van – based on the ...

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    Chicago 2010: Kia Ray PHEV concept finally unveiled
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    Kia Ray PHEV concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The time has come to move on from teaser images; Kia has finally pulled the covers off its new plug-in hybrid concept. As this is being written ahead of the official unveiling at the Chicago Auto Show, we know a few more details ...

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    Chicago 2010: Ford Transit Connect Electric uses the "Force"
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    Ford Transit Connect Electric – Click above for high-res image gallery
    As expected, Ford brought the latest (and greatest?) incarnations of the Transit Connect utility van to the Chicago Auto Show today. The battery-powered Transit Connect Electric was up first, perhaps because it fits so ...

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    Chicago 2010: Honda Odyssey Concept gives clear glimpse of next-gen minivan
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    2011 Honda Odyssey Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Honda just unveiled a concept version of its next-generation Oddity Odyssey minivan at the 2010 Chicago Auto Show, and it was one of those rare instances where the media was actually seeing it for the first time, as God ...

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    Chicago 2010: Refreshed Toyota Avalon "boldly redesigned" to look exactly like predecessor
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    2011 Toyota Avalon – Click above for high-res gallery
    Perhaps the only 'surprise' at this year's Chicago Auto Show thus far has been the appearance of Toyota's refreshed-for-2011 Avalon sedan. According to this morning's presentation, even the automaker itself debated ...

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    Chicago 2010: Scion tC Release Series 6.0 is present and accounted for
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    2010 Scion tC Release Series 6.0 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Take a good look at the Scion tC Release Series 6.0... it's kind of a big deal. Last year, Scion offered up 2,000 tC Release Series 5.0 models. This year, the new Release Series 6.0 will be almost twice as rare, with ...

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    Chicago 2010: Aluminum-ized Ford Shelby GT500 treads lightly on show floor
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    2011 Ford Shelby GT500 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Like the 2011 Mustang GT at last month's Detroit Auto Show, the 2011 Shelby was unveiled here at the Chicago Auto Show with little fanfare. In fact, there wasn't an unveiling at all, as the new Shelby was sitting uncovered on ...

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    Chicago 2010: New Ford Edge becomes cutting edge CUV [w/video]
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    2011 Ford Edge Sport – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Ford rolled out its 2011 Edge, with a triad of engine choices, in Chicago this morning. As we mentioned earlier, the 2011 variant will offer the all-new EcoBoost 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. The four-cylinder turbo, with ...

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    Chicago 2010: Panther Pink Furious Fuchsia Challenger
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    2010 Dodge Challenger R/T in Furious Fuchsia – Click above for high-res image gallery
    We finally got a chance to see the 2010 Dodge Challenger R/T in its new Furious Fuchsia paint scheme. For those complaining about Dodge not using "Panther Pink" for this new Challenger hue, let's clear it ...

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    Chicago 2010: Nissan 370Z 40th Anniversary Edition unveiled with no added performance
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    2010 Nissan 370Z 40th Anniversary Edition – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Nissan just unwrapped a 40th Anniversary gift to itself at the 2010 Chicago Auto Show. More specifically, it's celebrating the 40th anniversary of one of its most iconic vehicles, the Z car, with a special ...

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    Chicago 2010: Hyundai sneaks revised-for-2011 Azera into Windy City
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    2011 Hyundai Azera – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Things are looking good for Hyundai. Not only has the brand been named the most fuel efficient automaker in the country, but they are releasing lots of new-and-improved metal. In a market where product is king, that's a good thing. ...

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