2020 Chicago Auto Show Highlights

For as long as I can remember, Detroit has been the first major auto show of the year. However this year the North American International Auto Show in Detroit will be taking place in June. That means Chicago is the first major auto show of the calendar year. Thanks to Nissan I had the opportunity to head to the Windy City to check out the Chicago Auto Show.

This is the 112th year of the Chicago Auto Show, and the Windy City is bringing more than just new cars to McCormick Place. Nissan revealed Brian Murphy’s 1-Million-Mile 2007 Nissan Frontier, which has faced Chicago roads for the past 13-years and only has some minor paint bubbling around the rear wheel wells, proving Nissan vehicles offer longevity and toughness.

While you’re drooling over the latest vehicles (hello Ford GT Liquid Carbon Edition), stop by Subaru for some puppy time. That’s right, Subaru Loves Pets and has an area where you can actually interact with some adorable pups that are looking for their furever home. Take a race down Germany roads with the Kia Stinger Race simulator, or head over to Jeep for an offroading experience. The Chicago Auto Show runs from February 8-17, so be sure to grab your tickets and visit the show while it is in town.

Chicago Auto Show Special-themed Days + Discounts 

February 10: Sports Team Pride Day  
This sports-themed event kicks off the first full public week of the show. Sports fans who visit the show will be able to participate in special sports activations led by Windy City favorites including the Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago White Sox, Chicago Wolves, Chicago Dogs and Windy City Bulls. As an added incentive, sports fans who wear their favorite Illinois team jersey to the show will receive a discounted access at just $8. 
Tuesday, February  11: Women’s Day 
There will be a series of events geared towards the female demographic including panel discussions, workshops and networking opportunities throughout the day. Women will be offered a discounted ticket at $8.
Wednesday, February 12 – Friday, Feb. 14: A Safe Haven Food Drive 
The show partners with A Safe Haven to host an annual food drive. Fans who bring three cans of food will receive a $5 discount off the full adult admission.
Friday, February 14: Hispanic Heritage Day 
The Chicago Auto Show will continue to partner with Telemundo Chicago to host Hispanic Heritage Day featuring a live TV broadcast as well as fun-filled activities – such as lucha libres and mariachis – throughout the evening.

Friday, February 14: Chicago Friday Night Flights — Craft Beer Sampling Night  
The Chicago Auto Show is bringing back “Chicago Friday Night Flights,” a craft beer sampling event on Friday, Feb. 14 from 6-9 p.m. The event will feature a dozen local breweries to sample their latest brews. Attendees will receive access to the auto show along with their tasting pass. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $30, or $40 at the door.
Sunday, February 16: Miles Per Hour 
The show’s final weekend is heating up with a new indoor run called Miles Per Hour, sponsored by Honda. We’ve partnered with the Chicago Area Runners Association on the run where participants will cover as much distance as possible within a one-hour timeframe. A 2.4-mile loop includes the wide aisles of the auto show!
Monday, February 17: Family Day (Presidents Day)
Family Day returns to the 2020 Chicago Auto Show on Presidents Day. Many children have the day off of school, so it’s a great opportunity to shake off those winter blues and come down to the show. Plus, it’s the last chance to see the nation’s largest auto show.

Chicago Auto Show visitors will be among the first to see the newest vehicles that made their debut during the Chicago Auto Show Media Preview.
2020 Chicago Auto Show Reveals:
2020 Honda Civic Type R
2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
2020 Jeep Gladiator Mojave
2020 Jeep Special Edition Wrangler and Gladiator Premium High Altitude
2020 Jeep Wrangler JPP 20 Limited Edition 
2020 Kia Cadenza
2020 Nissan Frontier

2021 Chicago Auto Show Reveals:
2021 Chevrolet Equinox
2021 Chrysler Pacifica
2020 Durango SRT Black and Redline Stripe 
2020 Ford GT Liquid Carbon
2021 Genesis GV80
2021 Jaguar F-TYPE
2021 Toyota 4 Runner
2021 Toyota Highlander
2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime
2021 Toyota Sequoia
2021 Toyota Tacoma

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