2017 Chicago Auto Show: SUVs, Trucks and Concept Cars Make It To The Top Event Highlights

Feb 15, 2017 12:09 AM EST | Hannah Jill Jose

SUVs, pick-up trucks, and the oddball concept cars with tie-ins to popular movies like the Star Wars were the highlights of this year's Chicago Auto Show (CAS). It was a spectacular car showdown for CAS this year as auto brands compete with each other for exposure and visibility.

Automobiles on display in the US's biggest automobile show are a mix-mash of different cars. There are hybrid cars, SUVs, pick-up trucks and concept cars that have collaborated with popular movies like Star Wars and Batman.

Nissan Titan XD Pick-UTruck. It is apparently the "last" version of Titan XD trucks showcased in the event, reported New Atlas. It is With the unveiling of the XD also known as "King Cab", Nissan now has a complete offering for both passenger and truck vehicles.

Mercedes Metris Van. When car lovers talk about Mercedes, one doesn't usually visualize vans and trucks. But that is what Mercedes came out with - a van outfitted like a toolbox on wheels, reported New Atlas. The van itself is equipped with removable shelves and cabinets looking like toolboxes. A plastic partition wall divides the boxes from the front seat where you can still keep an eye on the goods.

Toyota 4Runner and Tundra. Although SUVs abound CAS, nothing beats these two Toyota cars. Also spotted at the auto show is the latest RAV4 Adventure with its 20-inch silver alloy wheels and black furnishings, said USA Today. They also added that most likely package deals of these cars will be available only by September.

Nissan Rouge. Now for the fun models- Nissan came out with its limited edition Nissan Rouge dressed up like a "Star Wars" X-Wing fighter, complete with an R2-D2 unit peering out of its sun roof.

Lego Batmobile. One of the concept cars this year that made draw a number of people are the life-size Lego Batmobile. It was a big hit among spectators as reported by ABC News.

And to top it all off, there were fun ride-along tracks at the CAS where you can drive a Jeep SUV at a steep 42-degree incline. Definitely, the CAS had something for everyone.

 

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