Top 3 Cars of Chicago Auto Show

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Chicago Auto Show is where automotive industry rolls out new automobiles that were not quite ready for January’s Detroit Auto Show or SUVs that would have gotten lost in noise of bigger event.

This year’s Chicago show was heavy on SUVs and trucks. 108th Chicago Auto Show has completed its media days and charity events and is now running nine public days, through Sunday, Feb 21 at McCormick Place. It is nation’s biggest auto event measured in display place more than 1 million square feet. AS Auto Parts Blog took a look at all debuts and compiled a list of our 3 favorites from 2016 Chicago Auto Show:

  1. Kia Niro

Kia finally released practical, city-friendly and good-looking hybrid crossover amongst truck frenzy in Chicago and it is one of our favorites. It is quoted to achieve up to 50-mpg with 1.6-liter 4-cylinder and electric drivetrain. In case you are choosing between this and Prius on your next car shopping trip then we are willing to bet many will take chances with Kia Niro.

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This model of Kia would be bigger than Kia Sportage in terms of size and smaller than midsize Sorento. Niro will be key player in Kia’s plan to triple its green car offerings by 2020. All car parts of this model are available at online auto parts superstore.

2. 2017 Chevrolet Trax

Subcompact crossover Chevrolet Trax and its sibling Buick Encore are two examples of what new GM is doing right. Trax gets a facelift to make front end look more like Chevrolet Volt and Bolt in only 13 months. Company also upgraded this model’s cockpit while keeping the same mechanicals underneath.

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Center stack get 7-inch touch screen with easy-to-use MyLink infotainment system. It will be compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. OnStar 4G LTE telematics system can provide Wi-Fi hotspot for up to 7 mobile phones. It was announced at Chicago Auto Show that Trax will go on sale in fall.

3. Genesis Vision G

Hyundai wants to turn heads with its new luxury line and so far it is succeeding. Its new vision G is an incredible example of dynamic coupe with flowing roofline and long hood. It will be available with V8 engine that generates 420 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque as per manufacturer report.

Genesis Vision G - AS auto parts

Genesis vision G also has ‘remote wheel’ with gesture interaction that responds to hand wave. It is all part of autonomous driving and drive state monitoring systems.

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