We have to admit that after the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the Chicago Auto Show is probably our favorite. Sure, Cars.com is based in Chicago, but beyond that convenience, this show is more spread out, less crowded on media days and in recent years has been the place manufacturers debut special editions.
And according to Automotive News, that will once again be the case as several pickup truck makers show off some new models and packages.
From what we hear, Nissan will introduce the last of its cab configuration for the Titan and Titan XD in the form of the King Cab. Additionally, Toyota is expected to show a new TRD model for the full-size Tundra, which makes sense given how popular the TRD models are for the Tacoma lineup. Finally, we're also hearing Ram will debut some special editions that are meant to keep people interested in the Ram pickup lineup.
Whether we'll finally see a factory-ready Jeep pickup or if Ford will share any early looks at the coming Ranger pickup or Bronco SUV, we'll have to wait and see. We'll be sure to bring you everything we can find on the floor as soon as we can, since media days begin Thursday. Look for more auto show videos and stories coming your way this week and next.
The show runs Saturday through Feb. 20 at McCormick Place, 2301 S. King Drive. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday-Feb. 19, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 20. Admission is $13 for adults, $7 for seniors age 62 or older and $7 for children ages 7-12; kids ages 6 or younger are free when accompanied by a paying adult. Tickets are available at on-site booths during the show's public days or online at ChicagoAutoShow.com or here.
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