Chicago Auto Show Has it All From New Luxury to Kid Friendly Fun

Chicago Auto Show

Get a Sneak Peek at the Chicago Auto Show, the Largest and Longest Running Auto Show in the US!

With more than a million square feet of display space, the Chicago Auto Show has something for just about everyone. There’s a LEGO Batmobile that is sure to make you smile and luxury cars sure to make you drool.

There’s even plenty to keep the kids engaged and entertained while their parents dream of driving a hot red sports car. Here’s a look around the auto show in pictures captured by our team of influencers.

Kid Friendly Fun at the Chicago Auto Show

The kids will LOVE seeing the giant LEGO Batmobile while the movie is still out in theaters. This is a photo op that they’ll want to show all of their friends.

There are four indoor test tracks; this one that Toyota built (swipe around the photo to see it all).

And who doesn’t like having a photo taken with a celebrity?

Or BEING one???

OK, this is cool. Turning myself into a virtual #Stormtrooper at the #Nissan booth. #CAS17

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Want to go see the luxury cars solo? Have one grown up bring the kiddos to this AWESOME play zone at Chrysler! From actual captain’s chairs with gaming systems to iPads to a ball pit to slides, this zone has something to keep every kiddo happy and busy. The Chrysler Pacifica itself will keep parents happy because of its fuel efficiency and integrated vacuum!

New Luxury Brands Dominate in Look and Feel

New luxury brand Genesis, an off shoot of Hyundai, looks like a “Mercedes and BMW had a baby.” The lines on this vehicle impress!

And the interior of the Genesis? It delivers, too, with sleek controls, big screens, and clean finishes.

We would be remiss if we didn’t mention the strict attention to design and detail in the Genesis! Trained eyes were noticing little touches that made all the difference.

Sustainability is More than Just a Pretty Face

Hyundai showcased some vehicles with incredible gas mileage that made our sports car loving hearts beat a little faster!

And the interiors kept our hearts racing with eco-friendly materials!

We ogled the new Hyundai Ioniq (coming soon) with an estimated 58 mpg combined. It uses recycled materials, sugar cane and volcanic stone but still has the features we look for in family cars, like connectivity to apps and a 60/40 split folding rear seat.

What are you looking most forward to seeing at the auto show?

Nasreen Stump is a freelance travel writer and Director of Social at She has rented hundreds of cars... More about Nasreen Stump