TCC picks the luxury and sensible

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The 2020 Chicago Auto Present kicked off auto present season and gave automotive consumers a preview of what they’ll count on on supplier tons later this yr. The brand new vehicles proven off on Thursday’s media day ranged from pure efficiency to posh and sensible. We’ll keep on with the latter, regardless that the $750,000 Liquid Carbon restricted version 2020 Ford GT is auto present eye sweet of the very best order. 

This is a rundown of what is price an additional search for consumers through the present from Feb. Eight-17, and later within the yr at sellers. 

2021 Chrysler Pacifica

2021 Chrysler Pacifica, 2020 Chicago Auto Show

2021 Chrysler Pacifica, 2020 Chicago Auto Present

2021 Chrysler Pacifica, 2020 Chicago Auto Show

2021 Chrysler Pacifica, 2020 Chicago Auto Present

2021 Chrysler Pacifica

Whereas snow swirled in from Lake Michigan, Fiat Chrysler Vehicles launched the refreshed 2021 Chrysler Pacifica minivan in a snow globe. Along with a revised entrance finish, the successful minivan now affords all-wheel drive that may ship 100% of the torque to the rear wheels. The Toyota Sienna, which is the one different minivan out there with all-wheel drive, is in hassle. It additionally takes a chew out of the benefit of three-row crossover SUVs. The AWD Pacifica nonetheless comes with the intelligent and handy Stow-N-Go second row seats that fold into the ground for voluminous cargo area. Apparently, AWD can be out there as quickly as April on late 2020 fashions, earlier than the 2021 rolls into tons within the third quarter. We might advise ready, because the 2021 mannequin additionally contains a new 10.1-inch touchscreen that controls the fifth era of the Uconnect infotainment system, which was already among the best within the enterprise. The 2021 Pacifica additionally will get normal computerized emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind-spot displays, lane-departure warnings, and adaptive cruise management that may deliver the van to a cease. 

2021 Volkswagen Atlas

2021 Volkswagen Atlas

2021 Volkswagen Atlas

Volkswagen’s giant three-row crossover SUV will get just a little bigger with a 2021 refresh. It nonetheless appears conservative, however up to date bumpers give it just a little extra aptitude. An additional Three inches of size helps enhance inside consolation. Most fashions will get extra driver-assistance options in addition to an Eight.Zero-inch infotainment touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.  

2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

The redesigned 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid will get an EPA-estimated 54 mpg freeway, 52 mixed. That represents a whopping 10 mpg enchancment over the outdated mannequin and makes it as environment friendly because the Toyota Prius Eco. Neat trick for a mid-size sedan that has shortly develop into one among the most effective at school. An out there photo voltaic roof panel can add vitality to each the hybrid system and the 12-volt battery and account for as much as 700 miles of gas-free driving yearly, in line with Hyundai. The Sonata Hybrid can go greater than 680 miles on a single tank. It is due in summer season. 

2021 Genesis GV80, 2020 Chicago Auto Show

2021 Genesis GV80, 2020 Chicago Auto Present

2021 Genesis GV80, 2020 Chicago Auto Show

2021 Genesis GV80, 2020 Chicago Auto Present

2021 Genesis GV80, 2020 Chicago Auto Show

2021 Genesis GV80, 2020 Chicago Auto Present

2020 Genesis GV80

Launched final week in Miami however proven off in full in Chicago, the primary crossover SUV from Hyundai’s luxurious sub-brand Genesis is an actual swell looker. Past the huge protect grille, the GV80 swaddles its inside with the best luxurious supplies, together with out there quilted leather-based seats, a 14.5-inch infotainment touchscreen that may be managed by a neat haptic dial within the wood-grain console, and all kinds of energetic security options. It is powered by both a 2.5-liter turbo-Four or a Three.5-liter twin-turbo V-6, each with an Eight-speed computerized. Rear-wheel and all-wheel drive can be provided.

2020 Kia Cadenza

2020 Kia Cadenza

2020 Kia Cadenza

The refreshed 2020 Kia Cadenza was a shock. Kia would not appear to want it because the sort-of full-size sedan splits the market with the Optima mid-size sedan, although with extra luxurious. Launched final yr in Kia’s South Korean residence, the 2020 Cadenza is obtainable within the U.S. in Expertise and Restricted trims. The subtly engaging Cadenza wears a extra fluid entrance and rear, and the gear highlights embody a regular 12.Three-inch infotainment display screen and extra energetic security options.  

2020 Nissan Frontier

2020 Nissan Frontier

2020 Nissan Frontier

This is an odd one. Nissan’s outdated mid-size pickup truck, which hasn’t been redesigned since 2005, will get a brand new engine and transmission that can carry over into the utterly new mannequin, which is about to launch for 2021. It is like dipping your large toe within the water. The 2020 Frontier can be powered by a 310-horsepower Three.Eight-liter V-6 making 281 pound-feet of torque. The engine is paired to a new-for-Frontier 9-speed computerized transmission, and consumers can go for rear- or four-wheel drive. The outdated 5-speed guide and a pair of.5-liter inline-Four are historical past. The 2020 Frontier will arrive in showrooms in late spring and end its run by the top of the yr, so hurry and get it in order for you normal guide home windows.