2018 Hyundai Elantra GT hatchback unveiled at Chicago auto show

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Chicago Auto ShowOver the last 10 years, the Hyundai Elantra has emerged into the top tier of compact sedans, joining longstanding leaders like the Ford Focus, Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, and Volkswagen Jetta as well as more recent contenders like the Chevrolet Cruze and Subaru Impreza. The last-generation Elantra sedan launched in 2012 gained a hatchback.

2017 Kia Niro Hybrid Crossover Utility Vehicle Debuts At Chicago Auto Show

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The 2017 Kia Niro "hybrid utility vehicle" revealed this morning at the Chicago Auto Show marks the South Korean brand's ambitious entry into dedicated hybrids. Chicago Auto Show Plug-In HybridsWhile dedicated hybrids have traditionally been hatchbacks--think Honda Insight, Toyota Prius, even the plug-in hybrid Chevrolet Volt--none have yet been designed as crossover utility.

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2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, Plug-In Hybrid released at Chicago auto show

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What the auto industry calls a "mid-cycle refresh" can range from indistinguishable to very evident. Chicago Auto Show Plug-In HybridsThe 2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid falls into the latter category, with new front and rear styling, changes to the interior and dashboard, and numerous added safety and connectivity features. The hybrid Sonata follows the updated conventional gasoline.

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Hyundai introduces 2018 Sonata Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid models at Chicago Auto Show

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Hyundai unveiled the redesigned 2018 Sonata Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid models at the Chicago Auto Show. Although the powertrains remain the same, the new Sonata Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid feature a comprehensive exterior and interior redesign, safety, suspension and new and improved infotainment and connectivity features.

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Kia unveils Soul EV at Chicago Auto Show

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Kia Motors America (KMA) introduced the 2015 Soul EV at the Chicago Auto Show. Soul EV. Click to enlarge. Scheduled to go on sale in the third quarter of 2014, the Soul EV will be Kia’s first battery-electric car sold in the US. Kia also highlighted its Niro hybrid concept along with the 2014 Optima hybrid at the event. The Soul EV is equipped with a 27kWh, air-cooled, 200 Wh/kg Li-ion polymer battery pack located beneath the floor.

Kia teases release of electric AWD concept at Chicago show

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Kia Motors America will unveil an electric all-wheel drive (e-AWD) concept vehicle at the upcoming Chicago Auto Show. The concept was conceived by Kia’s California design studio and built for city dwellers. Brief

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An old tradition, auto shows, could give electric cars a boost

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This year it's investing more of its marketing dollars in auto shows, and it will. Chicago Auto ShowLast summer, Volkswagen Group chairman Dr. Herbert Diess said that he doesn’t believe new-car shows will exist (in their present form) a decade from now, and that “motor shows are dead.” ” You might think Volkswagen of America didn't get the memo.

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Kia Niro: Subcompact Hybrid Urban Concept At Chicago Auto Show

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debut at the Chicago Auto Show today. First unveiled at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show, the Niro points the way to possible future models for Kia, a potential rival for models like the Nissan Juke and upcoming Honda Fit-based crossover. Kia''s Niro concept, a subcompact-sized urban hybrid, is making its U.S.

Nissan, Cummins Present Frontier Diesel Project At Chicago Auto Show

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More and more automakers are slotting diesel engines into pickup trucks, and at this year''s Chicago Auto Show Nissan and Cummins have made one of the most compact yet, the Frontier Diesel Runner. Based on the Frontier Desert Runner 4x2, Nissan has dropped a 2.8-liter Cummins turbodiesel engine into the space you''d normally find a 4-liter gasoline

Kia Trail'ster e-AWD Soul Hybrid Concept Unveiled At Chicago Auto Show

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At the very first automaker press conference of the Chicago Auto Show, Kia pulled the wraps off its Trail''ster Concept: an all-wheel-drive hybrid versions of its Soul that uses an electric motor to power the rear wheels. Bolder styling cues, a ride height more than 2 inches higher, and a fully retractable cloth roof differentiate the Trail''ster

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2015 Kia Soul EV Electric Car Unveiled At Chicago Auto Show

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this morning, officially launching the 2015 Kia Soul EV at the Chicago Auto Show. The Soul EV was one of three Kia vehicles featured at the Chicago show. Call it electric Soul: Kia took the wraps off its first electric car to be sold in the U.S. It was shown alongside the Kia Niro Concept, a hybrid subcompact urban utility vehicle, first shown

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2014 Chicago Auto Show: Green-Car Preview

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Chicago isn''t as big as some annual auto shows, and at this year''s show green vehicles are a little thin on the ground--March''s Geneva Motor Show will provide more to that effect. Nevertheless there are a few significant vehicles set to appear in Chicago, so we''ve pieced together a green car preview to bring you the latest details.

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2016 Chevrolet Equinox: Updated SUV Unveiled At 2015 Chicago Auto Show

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Debuting at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show, the 2016 Chevrolet Equinox gets a handful of styling and trim changes, but is essentially unchanged mechanically. The 2015 Trax may be the new kid on the block, but Chevrolet isn''t completely ignoring its next-smallest crossover. DON''T MISS: 2015 Chevrolet Trax: First Drive A revised front fascia includes a

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Kia reveals two new cars at Chicago Auto Show

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The exciting new concepts didn’t disappear with the North American International Auto Show held in January: the Chicago Auto Show is proving to be a close match for its more prestigious rival. Green cars Kia Latest news Chicago Auto Show green cars Kia Cross GT Kia ForteKia chose the event to unveil two new vehicles: the Cross GT Concept (pictured top) and the 2014 Kia Forte Five-Door SX (pictured [.].

2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel To Launch At Chicago Auto Show

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The Detroit News reports that Chevy will unveil the diesel Cruze at the Chicago Auto Show on February Want to improve your gas mileage but aren't ready to take the plunge into hybrids or plug-ins just yet? What you'll want is a diesel, then--and as Chevrolet is set to unveil the 2014 Cruze Diesel, due this year, your options have just increased.

Kia Cross GT Hybrid Concept: 2013 Chicago Auto Show

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Launched today at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show, the Kia Cross GT does nothing to make us doubt Kia's future design direction. The dramatic luxury crossover concept really stands out, reaching far beyond the company's budget roots. It's the tech under the skin that interests us though, as the Cross GT Concept uses a parallel hybrid drivetrain to give

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2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI: Live Gallery From Chicago Auto Show

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While Volkswagen didn't host a press conference to launch its new diesel Beetle, the carmaker put the 2013 Beetle TDI on display at the Chicago Auto Show in its first U.S. appearance. It's really the return of a long-lost friend, since VW sold the previous-generation New Beetle with a 1.9-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel engine from its 1999 launch

Kia Trackster Concept: 2012 Chicago Auto Show Preview

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Like much of the auto press, we'll be at next week's Chicago Auto Show to see the covers come off the concepts and production cars. While Chicago has traditionally been a truck show, at least one maker is unveiling a concept for a small and economical--but still sporty and cool--compact car. The Kia Track'ster Concept, as it's called and

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2015 Chevrolet City Express Small Van Launched At Chicago Auto Show

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Chevrolet has announced full details of its 2015 City Express van, launched at this year''s Chicago Auto Show. Basically a rebadged version of Nissan''s NV200 van--best-known in its more fenestrated guise as New York City''s "Taxi of Tomorrow"--the City Express promises greater fuel efficiency than full-size vans. The front-wheel drive City Express

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Kia unveils Cross GT hybrid concept at Chicago show

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Kia Motors America (KMA) unveiled the Cross GT concept at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show. Purely conceptual, the Cross GT reveals Kia’s intentions for the possible offer of a larger premium CUV than the current Sorento. Kia Cross GT Concept Click to enlarge. Backing the V6 is an evolution of Kia’s parallel hybrid system, a pancake-shaped electric motor sandwiched between a 3.8-liter V6 and 8-speed automatic transmission. The electric motor is neatly packaged under the rear floor.

Kia Crossover Concept In Chicago: New 'DE' Dedicated Hybrid SUV?

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In the lead-up to the Chicago Auto Show, we got a teaser photo two days ago of a Kia "rugged runabout" concept that will be unveiled there in 10 days. The photo--a wintry shot of the front end of a car in an artful snow storm--immediately made us think that Kia might add electric all-wheel drive to its Soul tall wagon. DON''T MISS: Kia Soul To Get

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Nissan to introduce diesel 4WD off-road project van at Chicago show

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The Nissan NV Cargo X project vehicle, arguably the most extreme version of Nissan Commercial Vehicles’ flagship NV Cargo van ever created, will make its world auto show debut at the upcoming 2017 Chicago Auto Show. Built in partnership with legendary off-road builder Ian Johnson, the NV Cargo X stands more than seven-and-a-half feet tall on 37-inch tires and is powered by a Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel transplanted from a Nissan TITAN XD full-size pickup.

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2014 Kia Forte 5-Door: 2013 Chicago Auto Show

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Kia Motors America has today unveiled a new 5-door version of the Forte at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show. The sleek five-door hatchback has what Kia describes as 'European styling', and goes head-to-head with cars like the Ford Focus with its hatchback practicality. Topping the engine range is a 1.6-liter gasoline direct injection, turbocharged

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2015 Kia Soul EV Electric Car: Chicago Auto Show Live Photos

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It''s making its debut at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show, and gives buyers yet another body style for their electric Yes, they''re still selling these things with hamsters. If you can get over the rodent-based adverts, Kia''s new electric Soul, the 2015 Soul EV, is quite an interesting vehicle, and it''s the first electric car sold by Kia in the U.S.

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Ford Unveils Electric Transit Connect, Transit Taxi with Alt Fuel Conversion at Chicago Auto Show

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Ford Motor Company is unveiling the all-electric version of the Ford Transit Connect at the Chicago Auto Show; the small electric van will be in fleet operators’ hands later this year, according to the company. The electric Transit Connect. Click to enlarge. The 2011 Transit Connect Electric will use a Force Drive electric powertrain manufactured and integrated by specialty upfitter Azure Dynamics. Earlier post.)

Kia Niro B-segment hybrid concept makes US debut in Chicago

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Kia’s Niro urban lifestyle concept vehicle, unveiled last September at the Frankfurt Motor Show, made its US debut at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show. The Niro suggests a possible future B-segment contender, and features a hybrid electric powertrain working through an advanced four-wheel drive system. Kia Niro. Click to enlarge. The concept is powered by a variant of Kia’s turbocharged 1.6-liter Gamma engine, capable of 160 hp (119 kW).

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Volkswagen Beetle TDI Clean Diesel Due At Chicago Auto Show

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Due to be launched at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show, the 2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI is set to combine retro style with modern-day gas mileage. It's been six years since the last Volkswagen Beetle TDI was on sale in North America, but Volkswagen has now announced a brand new model. VW is predicting fuel economy of 29 mpg city, and 39 mpg highway

Kia Motors Unveils Ray Plug-in Hybrid Concept at Chicago Auto Show

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Kia Motors America (KMA) unveiled the Ray Plug-in Hybrid concept compact sedan during a press conference at the 2010 Chicago Auto Show. The Kia Ray plug-in hybrid. Click to enlarge.

Bridgestone Introduces LRR Ecopia EP100 Tire at Chicago Auto Show

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Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations (BTAO) officially launched the Ecopia EP100, a low rolling resistance tire which provides drivers with improved fuel economy without sacrificing wet handling performance. The Ecopia tire line targets fuel efficient vehicles, including hybrids and electric vehicles and will be used in original equipment and replacement applications.

Kia Soul To Get Hybrid AWD? 'Rugged Runabout' For Chicago Show Adds Electric AWD

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Exactly two weeks from now at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show, Kia will unveil a new concept car with an outdoorsy theme. It will feature an electric all-wheel drive system, but that''s about the only specific detail the Korean carmaker is willing to disclose right now. DON''T MISS: 2015 Kia Soul EV: First Drive Of Newest Electric Car Kia describes the

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2014 Kia Forte Five-Door: Chicago Auto Show Live Photos

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It's a lot of fun attenting auto shows. We get to see the latest cars the second they're unveiled, hear the reactions of other show-goers, and write about it to audiences eager to see where their next car is coming from. But it's also hard work, which is why we rather appreciated Kia's offer of Bloody Marys and Mimosas at 10am, following their

Chicago Auto Show Preview: 2012 Buick Regal With eAssist Option

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According to trade publication Ward's Auto, Buick will introduce the option at the Chicago Auto Show next week. Buick plans to add its eAssist mild-hybrid system to the 2012 Regal sedan as an option, making the Regal its second model to offer the mileage-increasing system. Last November, General Motors said the 2012 Buick LaCrosse sedan would

Kia introduces 2017 Niro Hybrid Utility Vehicle, Optima Hybrid and Optima Plug-in Hybrid at Chicago

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Kia unveiled three major hybrid offerings at the Chicago Auto Show: the 2017 Niro Hybrid Utility Vehicle; the new Optima Hybrid; and the new Optima Plug-in Hybrid. Other notable features include Smart Air Intake, which reduces drag by carefully managing the intake of outside air for the HVAC system, and also an accompanying Auto Defog system that prevents condensation from building on the glass by monitoring cabin air conditions to manage the cycling of the A/C compressor.

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2013 VW Beetle TDI Diesel To Launch At Chicago Auto Show

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At last week’s Detroit Auto Show, we got our first glimpse of what an all-electric Volkswagen Beetle could look like thanks to VW’s e-Bugster concept car. At next month’s Chicago Auto Show, Volkswagen will unveil another green-minded Beetle, but this time we won’t be seeing a concept car. Instead, we’ll be witnessing

2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe Live At The 2012 Chicago Auto Show

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You've just seen the 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT as we captured it live from the floor of the 2012 Chicago Auto Show, and now here's its two-door companion: the 2013 Elantra Coupe. With styling and efficiency to match the sedan, the two-door offers a sportier (looking) take on staying compact and green while doing it all on a reasonable budget.

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ArcelorMittal adds Fortiform 980 Extragal steel grade for further auto weight savings

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ArcelorMittal is adding to its family of advanced high strength steels (AHSS) for the auto industry with the development of Fortiform 980 Extragal (-GI) in North America. —Hassan Ghassemi-Armaki, lead research engineer, Global Research and Development, East Chicago. —Qaiser Khan, senior engineer, Global Research and Development, East Chicago.

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5 things about the 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric we learned at the NY auto show

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After a Detroit auto show that was about little except pickup trucks and a new Jeep, followed by a tepid Chicago show, New York proved to be relatively rich in interesting new green cars. New York Auto Show plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV The standout was clearly the 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric, the 250-mile battery-electric small hatchback that will go on sale before the end of the year. While it.

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2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel: More Details From Chicago Show

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The turbodiesel sedan was launched at the Chicago Auto Show last Thursday. Three years after the Chevrolet Cruze compact sedan was launched as a 2011 model, it gains a new model with a diesel engine for 2014--although there appears to be some confusion over just what that variant is called. Absent one badge on the trunk and few trim details, it

2019 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid video preview

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Chicago Auto Show VideosAs they say: If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. The first Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, launched for 2011, wasn't one of the better examples of the class for drivability. But Hyundai has updated its mid-size hybrid three times since then, with each generation getting markedly better. DON'T MISS: 2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, Plug-In Hybrid.

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2010 Chicago Auto Show: Kia Ray Plug-In Hybrid Concept

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The Chicago Auto Show is traditionally all about trucks, and in this slow year it's pretty light on green cars. A welcome exception comes from Korean maker Kia, who just unveiled their Ray plug-in hybrid concept car. The Ray points the way toward a stylish compact four-door sedan that's both expressive and efficient. It may have been the surprise

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2019 Ford Transit Connect Wagon gets "EcoBlue" diesel option, no hybrid so far

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Diesels Chicago Auto Show Fuel EconomyThe last time Ford released a new hybrid or plug-in electric model was for the 2013 model year, and that's a long time ago in electric-car years. Detroit's second-largest automaker continues to work on boosting the fuel-economy ratings of its vehicle lineup, however. The latest example is a new diesel engine option for the 2019 Ford Transit.

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2013 Hyundai Elantra GT Live At The 2012 Chicago Auto Show

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Now it has a pair of siblings: the 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT and Elantra Coupe, unveiled today at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show. The 2012 Hyundai Elantra sedan nabbed a 40-mpg EPA rating, backed up by some real-world results, and it's also the North American Car of the Year. The Elantra GT is the hatchback version of the Elantra, combining the style

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Kia Niro 'Hybrid Utility Vehicle' First Photos Revealed At Detroit Auto Show

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As part of its parent company's push into hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and battery-electric vehicles, Kia will introduce what it calls a 'hybrid utility vehicle' at next month's Chicago Auto Show. Today, at the more influential Detroit Auto Show, the Korean company released the images of that vehicle, to be known as two Kia Niro. Detroit Auto Show Kia Niro

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