What to Expect at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show

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After three significant pickup truck debuts at January's 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, expectations are high that more will follow at this month's 2018 Chicago Auto Show, usually a show heavy with trucks, vans and SUVs.

Unfortunately, we have not heard about all-new reveals for Chicago; however, we may see some new versions of the all-new 2019 Ram 1500, Ford Ranger or Chevrolet Silverado 1500.

Most of what we know at this stage is rumor and just a few announcements, like a new off-road package from Toyota. We don't expect any of the pickup truck makers to reveal anything brand new, but we would love to see a concept Tundra make a huge entrance. We'll know more the closer we get to the Thursday-Friday media days in Chicago.

The Chicago Auto Show is open to the public Feb. 10 to 19 at McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Dr. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Feb. 10-18 and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 19. Admission is $13 for adults, $7 for seniors 62 and older and kids ages 7-12, free for kids 6 and younger accompanied by a paying adult family member. Tickets are available online at ChicagoAutoShow.com or at the show.

More details to come.

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If you have never been to the McCormick Center it is almost worth going just to see the building. I have been to several shows there and could not see everything in 3 days but went home anyway because I was tired of walking.

Toyota announced a month ago that they will come out with a Tundra hybrid and a Tacoma hybrid.
Maybe they will show these.
It would be very easy for Toyota, since many cars already have the 3.5 liter hybrid system, and they have already announced the Land Cruiser 5.7 liter hybrid.

@Walt I agree I work in operations for a trucking company and we have moved several shows in. Big semis line up inside the building like toys.

Is this concept tundra something people are actually thinking might happen or is this just a random wish? Because if so I am SO pumped.

Ford Ranger

What we know so far about the future tundra.
It will incorporate aluminum.
It will have a V6 turbo with hybrid.
It will be a new design.
It will reveal in 2020 as a 2021 model.
It will not have a diesel in it's line up.
It will not have a HD in its lineup.
Sorry tundra fans.

Oh, can forget it will be 400hp+ and 500lbtq+

I hope that Ford announces the Ranger CrewCab WITH a long bed option. It would have to be an extended wheel base version to use the long bed that come with the SuperCab.

This would be a major fail for Ford if they don't offer this since their mid-size competition does. It would be a deal breaker for me personally.

My only other minor beef with everything released about the new Ranger is the color options..... Two shades of white but not one shade of green. Come on, Ford!!!! Give us a Highland Green or Guard for the new Ranger. You're aiming for the outdoor crowd who generally loves the color green. While you're at it offer a tan or light brown interior color option as well

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