With the largest venue of any of the auto shows in the U.S., the 2016 Chicago Auto Show has literally miles of new wheels. This year, the hot wheels at the show are large pickups and family-oriented sport-utility vehicles. Check out these new pickups and SUVs from the show.
All pickups and SUVs are from the 2017 model year.
Features: Revised exterior styling, 2- (in Santa Fe Sport) or 3-rows (in Santa Fe) of seats, 3 drive modes: sport, eco and normal, 7-inch touch screen display with Android Auto, many new safety technology systems available
Performance: 185-horsepower, 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine or 240-horsepower, 2-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine on the Santa Fe Sport; 290-horsepower, 3.3-liter, V-6 engine on the Santa Fe
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On sale: Summer 2016
Features: New exterior styling, standard navigation, 8-inch color display, heated front seats and 13-speaker Bose sound system. Its available features include forward and backup collision warning systems, 360-degree view camera and blind-spot intervention
Performance: 390-horsepower, 5.6-liter V-8
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Ram Power Wagon
On sale: Late fall 2016
Features: Distinctive off-road styling, seats with embossed inserts in the same pattern as the tire tread, electronic locking differentials, special suspension designed for off-road driving
Performance: 410-horsepower, 6.4-liter HEMI V8 with up to 10,030 pounds towing capacity
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On sale: Kia hasn’t released an official date, but has confirmed it will be a 2017 model, so expect late summer/early fall 2016.
Features: Athletic exterior design, elevated seating position provides better view of the road, flat load floor for cargo, comprehensive infotainment and telematics system
Performance: 1.6-liter, 4-cylinder engine paired with an electric motor producing 249 total horsepower with an expected 50 miles per gallon combined gas mileage; a plug-in hybrid version will be available later.
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On sale: Summer 2016
Features: Built on a separate chassis; it does not share any chassis components with its larger Titan XD sibling; it comes in 3 cab sizes, with 3 bed lengths and 5 model levels; it has 2-wheel or 4-wheel-drive configurations
Performance: 390 horsepower, 5.6-liter, V-8 engine; a V-6 will be available at a later date