2018 Chicago Auto Show offers something for everyone

By Karie Angell Luc For Chronicle Media

(Video produced by Karie Luc Angell / for Chronicle Media)

The Auto Show is a perfect time to shop for a new vehicle. (Photo by Karie Angell Luc/for Chronicle Media)

The 2018 Chicago Auto Show, which runs through Feb. 19 at McCormick Place, is a veritable smorgasbord for car and truck enthusiasts.

Not only does the Auto Show offer a look at the 2018 vehicles, there is also a look at the future as manufacturers show off their concept cars. You can also get behind the wheel of a virtual dragster.

Toyota, Kia and Jeep offer their indoor tracks, allowing riders to experience their vehicles’ performance.

Nissan has a Star Wars-themed area in which people can get a virtual look at being a Stormtrooper.

Star Wars droid BB-8 sits atop a Nissan Rogue dressed up to look like an X-Wing fighter. (Photo by Karie Angell Luc/for Chronicle Media)

While there is a lot to see at the show, parents of young children should look for the display about child safety seats. According to Sandra Torres, child safety seat technician, many people don’t know the proper way to install safety seats. The display has extensive information on keeping children safe.

The Chicago Auto Show is the largest auto show in North America, spanning more than 1 million square feet of production, concept and exotic vehicle exhibit space.

In addition to hosting multiple world and North American vehicle debuts, the Chicago Auto Show’s First Look for Charity, which was held Feb. 9, raises more than $2.5 million annually for 18 vital Chicago organizations in a single night.

The Nissan exhibit has a display that allows attendees to see how they’d look as a Star Wars Stormtrooper. (Photo by Karie Angell Luc/for Chronicle Media)

Safety is on display at the Auto Show as Sandra Torres, a child safety seat technician, demonstrates the proper way to use a child safety seat. (Photo by Karie Angell Luc/for Chronicle Media)

The 2018 public show is Feb. 10-19. For more information, visit Chicago Auto Show or  Chicago Auto Show Facebook.

The 2018 Chicago Auto Show is officially sanctioned by the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers. Founded in Paris in 1919, it is known as the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs.





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