2018 Chicago Auto Show Public Opening

Chicago hosts its annual Chicago Auto Show unveiling the new Cadillac CTS, Dodge Challenger Demon, and many others.

The 2018 Chicago Auto Show public opening day was much easier to browse this year than previous years due to winter storm Mateo dumping 10″ of heavy snow in the area.

This allowed plenty of opportunities to take great pictures of the many displays throughout the show. Jeep has one of the largest exhibits and created the most detailed arrangements.

Jeep Cherokee Display

There were fewer concept vehicles and more brand staples on feature displays. The common theme this year for car manufacturers are new features and packages. The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon package (pictured below) blended standard and concept (vented doors) features.

Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

One feature that stood out was GM adding Super Cruise™ to their Cadillac brand. “Cadillac is setting new industry standards with ground-breaking driver assistance technologies like Super Cruise.” – Johan de Nysschen, Cadillac President –

This was exclusively featured on their CT6 model (see CT6 gallery below) and offers autonomous driving on limited access highways. Cadillac representatives at the show stated it is “the industry’s first truly hands-free driving technology.” It uses GPS, radar, and cameras to control acceleration, steering, and braking for the driver when enabled.

Dodge added a new package to their distinctive Challenger model. The Demon looks “evil” and has some frightening features.

According to Dodge representatives at the show, the Demon (pictured below) features 808 horsepower, does 0-60 in 2.3 seconds, has 717 lb-ft of torque, and completes a quarter mile in 9.65 seconds. This package comes with all other available features for the Challenger and has a starting price of $84,995.

The Chicago Auto Show ends on Monday, February 19th. Tickets are $13.00 at the door or online. More information is available at https://www.chicagoautoshow.com. The 2018 Chicago Auto Show app currently has a discount offer available on the app. If you are unable to make the show, enjoy the full Michigan City Journal experience in the gallery below.

Anthony Siuda
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