The post-Covid auto show world has begun to settle into no matter the brand new “regular” is, and happily for us, it bears a hanging resemblance to the outdated one. And they like bears in Chicago (segue!), the place the Autoblog employees has been perusing the newest and best from Toyota, Subaru, Jeep, Ram, VW and Ford (honorable point out). Here is all the things we noticed on the 2023 Chicago Auto Show this week.
2024 Toyota Grand Highlander
Toyota is getting down to disrupt the fabric of the universe by introducing a second Highlander mannequin, this one a lot Grander than the unique. Joking apart, it is a long-wheelbase mannequin that will get just a few different tips to enhance its family-friendliness — together with the Hybrid Max powertrain from the brand new Toyota Crown.
2024 Subaru Crosstrek
This was our first in-person have a look at Subaru’s up to date child crossover. The Impreza-on-stilts is getting a fairly thorough refresh for 2024, however the fundamentals stay largely the identical — minus the guide transmission. RIP. The brand new Crosstrek was first proven final yr in September, however the particulars of the U.S. mannequin have now been finalized.
Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4xe and 392 20th Anniversary Editions
There’s nothing new in regards to the Wrangler for 2023, mechanically talking, however there’s little Jeep loves greater than an excuse to supply a particular version. This yr, we’re getting one other Rubicon Anniversary Version, this one marking 20 years because the trim’s introduction method again on the TJ mannequin. The massive information right here is that the loaded-up Rubicon 392 twentieth Anniversary Version with the AEV Degree II add-on will ring the until at about $110,000 earlier than any extra equipment or markup, making it far and away the most costly Wrangler ever provided to the general public.
Ram 1500 REV
First proven at CES, Ram brought its new all-electric pickup concept to Chicago to indicate it off in America’s Midwest. In addition they revealed the identify of its eventual manufacturing mannequin: the Ram 1500 REV.
2024 Volkswagen Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport
VW introduced its large crossover twins to Chicago with up to date interiors and powertrains (Say your goodbyes to the VR6). The cabins are getting upgrades to convey them consistent with the newest we have seen from the Golf and ID.4 strains. That is a blended bag, to make certain.
2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse interior and exterior details
We’re calling this one an “honorable point out” as a result of Ford did not have an official slot within the Chicago Auto Present schedule; its reps merely selected to show the automotive with a few flashy new choices (carbon wheels and a painted stripe) within the hope that we might cruise by and test it out. We fell for it. It was additionally our first in-person have a look at the brand new pony automotive’s inside.