The Chicago Auto Show has traditionally been considered more of a consumer show than an industry one. As such, it attracts fewer debuts and industry buzz than the Detroit show. However, it has steadily grown in attendance and, consequently, more automakers are taking the opportunity to show consumers new vehicles. Largest attendance, largest venue The show Read on! →


Several years ago, Jaguar showed off a concept supercar called the C-X75, which used electric motors and range-extending gas turbines to drive the wheels. Last year, Jaguar confirmed it for production and recently announced some models would still get turbine engines. Jaguar making supercars again Jaguar made one of the all-time great supercars, the XJ220 Read on! →


The auto industry has been the biggest spender on advertising during the Super Bowl for some time, and this year’s game was no different. However, the one that most people watched was “Green Hell,” an ad for the soon-to-be-released Cadillac ATS. Car makers spend a lot on Super Bowl The smallest cost involved in the Read on! →


Cold winter weather inevitably leads to a frozen car door lock, no matter how well you’ve winterized your car. That’s why it’s a good idea to know about de-icing your car lock. You can deal with a frozen lock yourself, using only standard household items. Have a frozen car lock? Don’t panic The first rule Read on! →


The United States government has suspended loans to Fisker Automotive, the startup company building the Karma luxury sedan. Employees are being laid off as the company restructures. Department of Energy turns lights off on Fisker funding Fisker Automotive had previously been green-lit for a $529 million in loans from the Department of Energy, according to Read on! →


Tesla Motors Co. has been teasing car aficionados for months with tantalizing hints about its new all-electric crossover SUV, the 2014 Tesla Model X. But the one leak that seems to be getting the most buzz is its revolutionary “falcon doors,” which may just do gull wing doors one better. Opening the door The first Read on! →


A new National Automobile Dealers Association guide on used cars estimates that the price of used cars will be going up. For most consumers, this means used cars will be more expensive and less available. Expected price jump The NADA research expects two distinct levels of price jumps in used vehicles this year. The average Read on! →


Mazda has been producing the Miata, also called the MX-5, for more than two decades. To commemorate the longevity of the sporty little roadster, Mazda is debuting a special edition at the Chicago Auto Show with some tasty-looking additions to the trim. More than 20 years in production The Mazda MX-5 Miata, also called just Read on! →


Green vehicles are all the rage, including the first generation of electric vehicles. The third EV from a major manufacturer, the Mitsubishi i, has only been available for a few months, but is spreading across the United States. First delivery taken in Illinois Mitsubishi is the third car maker to unleash an electric vehicle in Read on! →


Thursday Honda announced its second small-scale recall in less than a week. Coming right on the heels of a small recall of Ridgeline pickups, Honda announced it will be recalling certain 2012 Accord and Crosstour models over potential problems with the side airbag system. Both two-door and four-door models affected The recall affects only 347 Read on! →