2013 Chicago Auto Show: What to Expect


The Windy City is considered one of the fan-friendliest destinations during auto-show season, and to that end the 2013 Chicago Auto Show is unlikely to disappoint. This show will give visitors a first glimpse of a few new vehicles along with a closer look at a host of exciting cars that made flashy debuts at the Detroit auto show.

The 2013 Chicago show — the 105th time the event has been held since 1901, according to organizers — will be open to the public 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Feb. 9-17 and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 18, with media and charity previews Feb. 7-8, at McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive. Organizers promote the Chicago show as the largest in terms of exhibit space used, as it occupies 1 million square feet of floor space and hosts about 1,000 vehicles.

For those most interested in the latest thing, the Chicago show will host the world debuts of the redesigned 2014 Toyota Tundra full-size pickup truck and the Kia Cross GT Concept. That's in addition to the North American reveal of the new Chevrolet Cruze Diesel. The 2014 Ram ProMaster van and the custom Superman-inspired Kia Optima Hybrid also are expected to be unveiled.

Many favorites that debuted earlier this month at the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit will also show up in Chicago. Some notables include the show-stopping 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, the Ford Atlas Concept and the 2014 Cadillac ELR.

Check out what we expect to see — and not see — at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show below.

What's Coming:
  • 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
  • 2014 Lexus IS Sport Sedan
  • Ford Atlas Concept
  • 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • 2014 Chevrolet Silverado
  • 2014 Cadillac ELR
  • 2014 Acura MDX Prototype
  • 2014 Infiniti Q50
  • What's Not:

  • BMW 4 Series Concept
  • Honda Urban SUV Concept
  • Lincoln MKC Concept
  • Editor's note: This post was updated on Feb. 7 to reflect the 2014 Infiniti Q50's appearance at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show.



    Bad marketing for BMW, Infiniti, and Lincoln. They should have waited to debut those new luxury models in Chicago instead of Detroit. Chicago is a bigger market for those models and would have given it more buzz.


    Not surprised re: Infiniti. They barely had a presence at last year's Chicago show. It was literally just a large carpet with four or five models parked on it. No signage, lights, booth workers, etc...


    As of February 6, the Chicago Auto Show website lists the 2014 Infinity Q50 as one of the vehicles that will be on display...


    Jim Mateja in Thursday's Trbi says the Lincoln Mk C will be at the show. This article says it won;t and it is not listed on the show web site is being there. What gives?

    Sadly I can report the MKC is indeed not in the Lincoln display here in Chicago. I just walked by the booth an hour or so ago to confirm. There is the new MKZ though.



    Thanks. Seen the new Z. Impressive. Been thinking about a small crossover/SUV. Right now we have a Lincoln LS & a Porsche 911. Getting to be time to get rid of the RWD LS & the 911, a car that spends more time in the garage than on the road.

    Appreciate your post.

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