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Chicago Auto Show: Jill's WLS segment

A shot of the setup for the DriveChicago radio show in the Audi display … complete with live audience. Since the Chicago Auto Show ended, I’ve been religiously checking the WLS website to see if the podcast for the show I did with DriveChicago host, Paul Brian, and co-guests Tom Appel of Consumer Guide and... Read more »

Chicago Auto Show: Must-see production cars

Hybrids are so yesterday. Today's eco-friendly is all about electric. The Leaf has already been launched in select markets and begins rolling out to the rest of the country soon--though it'll probably be 2012 before we see them sold in Chicago. Base price is $33,720, but after the tax rebate, you'll be paying about $26K. This will be a great Chicago commuter car with a range of 100 miles on a single charge. For many of us that means never having to fill up at a gas station again.
One of the great things about the 2011 Chicago Auto Show is that it isn’t all just shiny happy concept cars. Yeah, they’re cool and all, but the real guts of any show are the cars you can actually own. Well, there’s no disappointment at McCormick Place, as this year’s show has some great cars... Read more »

2011 automotive watch list

For 2011 VW's lifeblood gets a major overhaul. The all-new Jetta will come to the U.S. with four different engine options, including a 2.0-liter TDI clean diesel engine, which delivers 140 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque. Gasoline engines include the 2.0-liter (115 horsepower), 2.5 (170 horsepower) and the 2.0-liter TSI (200 horsepower). In addition to a new look, this compact car gets a little bigger for 2011, adding 3.5 inches in overall length, which translates into best-in-class rear legroom. I like VW for it's affordable German engineering, and this new Jetta comes through with a base price of around $16K.
2011 Nissan LEAF With the economy recovering, 2011 looks to be a much better year. Especially for the auto industry. Sales are starting to pick up, and you’ll notice a certain panache in the new vehicles heading our way. There are several that have caught my eye already, so I figured I’d give you a... Read more »
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