Highlights from the 2021 Chicago Auto Show


July 15, 2021

The first big auto show of the year is on in Chicago. The 2021 Chicago Auto Show, which normally happens in February, runs for 5 days (down from 10) from July 15 to July 19. and is about half the size.

I ran through a quick preview today, and it’s easy to call out the highlights. Or should I say highlight. It’s the Ford Bronco.

A Ford Bronco Sport drives up the Build Wild Bronco mountain experience.

Ford took advantage of the unusual summer show to build an outdoor “Build Wild Bronco mountain experience,” designed by race car driver Vaughn Gittin Jr. It’s the clear highlight of the 2021 Chicago Auto Show.

Ford is also showing off the fully electric F-150 Lightning and the 2022 Maverick.

The Ford Bronco X Filson Wildland Fire Rig. See more of it on Filson’s blog.

Other highlights include, well, a really great special edition Bronco by Filson.

The 2022 Kia EV6, the first of several electric Kias to come.

Kia also presented its all-new 2022 Kia EV6—its first all-electric car. The GT model runs 0 to  60mph in 3.5 seconds and kicks out 576 horsepower, making it a contender against Tesla’s Model Y.

Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Mazda, and Hyundai chose to sit this version of the show out. The show plans to return to its February time slot in 2022.

A collection of vintage Ford Broncos are on display at the 2021 Chicago Auto Show.

Oh, right, Jeep was here, too. This nice looking concept is the Jeep Wrangler Orange Peelz.

For more info visit chicagoautoshow.com.