Chicago Sun-Times Latest news from the Chicago Sun-Times Online en-us (Editor) Newspapers Chicago Sun-Times 84 34 30 Copyright 2014 <![CDATA[ Power meets prudence ]]> Lead story image

Despite the heavy focus on gas mileage and emissions, car buyers still want “some horses” under an attractive hood. Here’s a look at how auto manufacturers are meeting the challenge, as showcased in these offerings at the Chicago Auto Show. ]]> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 17:15:34 -0500 <![CDATA[ Good things come in small packages ]]> Lead story image

The term “traditional luxury” used to mean bigger is better. Now luxury brands are rolling out smaller versions of their big stars to bridge the gap between higher priced mainstream cars and their traditional premium offerings. Check out these luxury cars at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show. ]]> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 17:15:28 -0500 <![CDATA[ Innovation in motion ]]> Lead story image

The “techies” in the Chicago Auto Show crowd can get upclose to next-generation infotainment and in-dash technologies including apps, high-end audio, displays and cloud-based voice recognition. New safety systems reimagine the ways vehicles interact with the environment and other cars. ]]> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 17:15:41 -0500 <![CDATA[ There’s more to see than just cars ]]> Lead story image

Sure the cars are the stars of the 2014 Chicago Auto Show, but visitors have plenty of other opportunities. Here are some other auto-themed distractions on display. ]]> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 17:11:57 -0500 <![CDATA[ Whole lot of hybrids ]]> Lead story image

There are more than 30 different hybrid vehicles on display at the Chicago Auto Show — from coupes, sedans, SUVs, and trucks to electric vehicles, compressed natural gas and alternative powered concept vehicles. ]]> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 17:12:19 -0500