New Cars Coming to 2015 Chicago Auto Show

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Jesse Sears is a Los Angeles-based journalist, fiction writer and jazz trumpeter. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from California State University, Northridge and has worked as a writer in the automotive industry for more than 10 years.

A classic Japanese car enthusiast and amateur autocross driver, Jesse counts the Toyota 2000GT and MR2 among his all-time favorite car models. He seeks to draw on his industry experience and knowledge base to provide relevant automotive news and car-buying advice of real value to consumers from all walks of life.

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, Automotive Editor - February 19, 2015

Here's a quick round-up of the most significant new model debuts coming to this year's Chicago Auto Show.

With the auto-show season in full-swing, the second big show to hit the U.S. will feature new 2016 and 2017 models, along with concepts and previously-unveiled models like the $150k 2015 Acura NSX and 2016 Nissan Titan.

2016 Honda Pilot

The redesigned CR-V and new HR-V compact crossovers preview a new, smoother styling direction that will now extend to an all-new full-size 2016 Pilot model. The 8-passenger Pilot gets a more aerodynamic look, plus a new efficient Earth Dreams direct-injection powertrain.

2016 Chevrolet Equinox

The strong-selling Equinox now faces newer competition, so Chevrolet has heavily updated styling to match the larger Traverse. We'll also see interior upgrades and new advanced active driving safety tech.

2016 Acura RDX

Acura's momentum gained from the all-new TLX and updated ILX sedans now moves toward its compact luxury CUV, the RDX. More than a light refresh, the 2016 RDX will gain a brand new more-efficient powertrain plus comprehensive updates to its styling and interior.

2016 Toyota Camry and Corolla Special Editions

The Camry Special Edition mostly consists of an appearance package, getting unique wheels, seats, interior trim, and instrumentation. The Corolla Special Edition also gains mechanical tweaks, including paddle shifters, rear disc brakes and a retuned powertrain.

Ford Police Interceptor Utility

Ford's Explorer-based Police Interceptor Utility far outsells its law-enforcement sedan model, so the automaker brings several changes to match the updated civilian 2015 Explorer, along with the technology features the nation’s police departments most often request.

All-New RAM Model

A mystery until RAM's Chicago press conference, the workhorse brand will be getting an all-new addition, although mum’s the word on if it’s a truck, cargo van, or something completely unexpected.

, Automotive Editor

Jesse Sears is a Los Angeles-based journalist, fiction writer and jazz trumpeter. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from California State University, Northridge and has worked as a writer in the automotive industry for more than 10 years.

A classic Japanese car enthusiast and amateur autocross driver, Jesse counts the Toyota 2000GT and MR2 among his all-time favorite car models. He seeks to draw on his industry experience and knowledge base to provide relevant automotive news and car-buying advice of real value to consumers from all walks of life.

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