The first major auto show of 2021 has kicked off, bringing with it a number of just-revealed cars, trucks and SUVs that join a bevy of new vehicles that hadn’t even debuted the last time the Chicago Auto Show was held.
Ford, Volkswagen, Lexus, Lincoln, Rolls-Royce, Ram, Chevrolet and Nissan are among the vehicles that are on display at McCormick Place as part of this year’s event.
Scroll down to see the can’t-miss vehicles for the 2021 Chicago Auto Show.
2022 Ford F-150 Lightning
The Ford F-150 Lightning is the all-electric version of America’s popular F-150 truck. It boasts expansive cargo space and high-tech features alongside all the creature comforts and capability that you’d traditionally expect from an F-Series model.
2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI & R
The Mk8 Golf GTI makes its Windy City debut. Its body is longer than the previous generation’s and the handling makes the car sportier. The car is shown alongside the 2022 Volkswagen Golf R, a sportier take on the Golf with unique fascia and tuning.
2022 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro
Sitting atop the Toyota Tacoma lineup, the 2022 Tacoma TRD Pro is designed to deliver off-road performance that rivals the capabilities of rock crawling and trail driving rivals like the Jeep Gladiator. This new Tacoma has next-generation parts that were designed and tested by the Toyota Racing Development (TRD) team and step up the pickup’s capabilities even further.
Bronco + Filson Wildland Fire Rig
The Bronco + Filson Wildland Fire Rig concept SUV wears Ford’s Sasquatch Package and blends functionality with rugged capability. It wears Forest Service Green paint that is similar to the first-generation U.S. Forest Service Bronco and a full fire skid with water tank in back and interior elements made from Filson fabrics and accessories.
2021 Volkswagen ID.4
Volkswagen’s new all-electric crossover, the ID.4, has arrived at McCormick Place to show off its modern interior and high-tech powertrain. The crossover has been a hit with critics.
2022 Jeep Compass
Jeep debuted its 2022 Compass at the show today, upping the ante for the automaker. The Compass features a mostly new interior and refreshed exterior while maintaining the same power plant.
Nissan Z Proto
The next-generation Nissan Z will debut at the New York International Auto Show in a few weeks. In the meantime, the Nissan Z Proto gives brand enthusiasts a good idea about what to expect from the model.
2022 Kia EV6
Kia is showing its all-electric EV6 car to the masses at this year’s Chicago Auto Show. The crossover comes in two trim levels and is designed to be a sporty electric car.
2022 Lexus NX
The 2022 Lexus NX doesn’t look too different than its predecessor on camera but in person it’s a different story, especially in the cabin where high-definition displays and new safety tech show off.
2021 Ford Bronco Sport
The Ford Bronco Sport takes off-road capability and translates it into a package that’s comfortable for daily use. Ford’s new daily driver is part of the larger Bronco family but not one of the more specialized Bronco 4- or 2-Door units.