CHICAGO, Feb. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Chicago Auto Show, the nation's largest, is ramping up for its closing weekend, Feb. 19-21. Show-goers can get a glimpse of the more than 20 global debuts that are taking center stage at the 108th edition of the show, including the Kia Niro, Ram Power Wagon, Nissan Armada, Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro, Chevrolet Trax, Hyundai Santa Fe and Infiniti Q50 among others. Concept cars are also on parade, including the Acura Precision, Buick Avista, Genesis Vision G, Kia Telluride and Nissan Murano Winter Warrior.
Interactive Activities & Test Tracks
The closing weekend promises a robust lineup of events and appearances and a show floor more than 1 million sq. ft. featuring nearly 1,000 vehicles. Show-goers can take a ride on three indoor test tracks including Camp Jeep, featuring an 18-ft. hill and a tunnel, Toyota's RAV4 Blizzard to Beach, which allows fans to experience the RAV4's capabilities from snow to sand, and Fiat Chrysler Automobile's multi-brand test track. Fans are also able to jump behind the wheel to test drive the latest models from Ford, Kia, Mazda and Subaru; they'll even receive giveaways just for taking the drive. More details are offered within each of these automaker's displays.
The show is a great place for families and kids of all ages. In the Subaru display, fans can take a 360 virtual experience inside an all-new Impreza. Ford offers many interactive activities including Hank, the talking robot, a Ford GT racing simulator, a 3D printer and a Mustang hooked up to a dynamometer. At Chevrolet, soccer fans can assist Manchester United players to make the winning goal. Chrysler features a family-oriented Pacifica Play Zone and Dodge has a Viper simulator in which people can sit the car and take a virtual lap. For a list of the entire interactive displays, click here.
Download the Mobile App and Win
With so much to do at the show, fans are encouraged to download the Chicago Auto Show's mobile app, available in the App Store or Google Play, as it provides as a virtual companion to the nation's largest show. Within the app, show-goers can map out their visit, vote for Best of Show, share photos through social media for chances to win prizes and even have the chance to win an all-new Buick Encore.
Dates and Hours
The Chicago Auto Show opens daily at 9 a.m. and closes at 10 p.m., with the exception of the final Sunday, Feb. 21, when the show will close at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults; $7 for seniors 62 and older and for kids 7-12; and children 6 and under are free with a paying family member.
Avoid the Lines
Avoid the ticket lines and purchase your tickets online at www.chicagoautoshow.com. There is no surcharge applied to online ticket purchases and they're valid for any public day of the show.
Download the 2016 Show Guide
Get a preview of the show through the eyes of some of Chicagoland's most authoritative automotive journalists in the official guide to the 2016 Chicago Auto Show. Also included is a map of the show floor.
Ample Parking & Weekend Shuttle
There's ample parking at McCormick Place. There are three main McCormick Place lots: A, B & C. Lot A & C are $23. Lot B is $15. All McCormick Place lots are $10 after 6 p.m. during Chicago Auto Show dates only. Parking fees can be paid by cash or credit card; VISA, MasterCard and American Express are accepted. Free Saturday and Sunday shuttle service is offered from Millennium Park Garage to the Chicago Auto Show.
Pick your Chicago Auto Show Favorites
Don't forget to vote for your Chicago Auto Show favorites in our Best of Show contest. Pick your favorite production debut, green car, concept car and auto show display. Even pick from any vehicle on the show floor for "The vehicle I'd most like to have in my driveway." You can vote at the show using touch-screen kiosks in the North Hall next to the Chevrolet display or you can vote right now through the Chicago Auto Show mobile app.
Browse the Show Floor with our Webcams
We've placed six webcams and a live video camera across the show floor to give fans a preview of what they will see at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show. You control the cameras – pan, scan and zoom. Then send your shot via email to yourself or a friend. Our webcams are at your service and a Chicago Auto Show tradition.
Get Social with Us
There are plenty of memories to make and photos to share at the Chicago Auto Show, which is why show organizers want to give fans plenty of chances to win prizes. Snap a selfie in front of your dream car, Instagram your kids' smiles as they descend down the hill of the Jeep test track, record a Vine video of a pony car hooked up to the dynamometer – but make sure to use #CAS16 to win prizes. The show's #CAS16 Buzz Team will surprise fans on the show floor with prizes including Shell gas gift cards, Fifth Third Bank swag bags, Hyatt Regency gift certificates and more. Fans can also see posts live on the Social Media Wall located in the ABC 7 Chicago Lounge, just outside the North Hall.
To watch complete coverage of the 2016 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview press conferences, please visit http://www.ustream.tv/channel/chicago-auto-show-2011. For more information about the 2016 Chicago Auto Show, or to purchase tickets, please visit www.chicagoautoshow.com.
About the Chicago Auto Show
The Chicago Auto Show is the largest auto show on the continent, spanning more than 1 million square feet of production, concept, and exotic vehicle exhibit space. In addition to hosting multiple world and North America vehicle debuts, the Chicago Auto Show's First Look for Charity raises more than $2 million annually for 18 vital Chicago organizations in a single night. The 2016 public show will be February 13-21. For more information, visit ChicagoAutoShow.com or Facebook.com/ChicagoAutoShow.
About The Chicago Automobile Trade Association
Founded in 1904, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association is the nation's oldest and largest metropolitan dealer organization. It is comprised of more than 400 franchised new-car dealers and an additional 150 allied members. The group's dealer members employ about 19,000 people in the metropolitan area. The association has produced the world famous Chicago Auto Show since 1935. For more information please visit CATA.info.
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