TOP 3 interesting premieres of the Chicago auto show


The Chicago Auto Show, which took place last week, turned out to be less loud at the premieres. However, taking into account the trend of the last year, offline events always attract increased interest. The editors of the Carsweek portal have made a selection of the most interesting premieres that were shown at the auto show.

Lexus NX

The small crossover has moved to a new platform, which gives it several advantages at once. From the outside, we note the presence of new headlights, larger bumpers and a radiator grille of a different design.

There are also innovations in the rear – the lights have been combined into a monoblock. The interior of the crossover has acquired new electronics – we are talking about a multimedia complex, a virtual instrument panel and an updated unit that controls the climate system. The engine range consists of 3 power units – a 2.5-liter naturally aspirated engine with a very high declared resource became the base one.

The Lexus NX with a 2.4-liter turbo engine will get excellent dynamics. Also, buyers will be able to choose the option with a hybrid powertrain. On the US market, sales will start very soon. The novelty should also reach Russian dealers, and in 2021.

Jeep Compass

This SUV will receive a number of significant differences from its predecessor. And this is mainly not about the appearance and not even about the engine – the Compass retained the 2.4-liter engine with a return of 177 hp. The interior received a lot of changes – a virtual dashboard, an improved head unit, as well as rear seats with a ventilation function appeared.

However, the developers put special emphasis on security systems – in total, there are 75 different driver assistants at once, most of which are already available in the basic version.

While the blind spot, lane control and collision avoidance system is easy to surprise, the Highway Assist semi-autonomous driving system will delight you – it knows how to control the car, but under the control of the driver.

Volkswagen Golf GTI and Golf R

The German auto giant has focused on powerful versions of the legendary Golf. If in Europe the classics are more often preferred, then in the USA such cars may well be popular. Volkswagen Golf GTI with a 2.0-liter volume is capable of developing a power of 241 hp, and in the basic version they will offer a 6MKPP. Already in the starting configuration, the powerful Golf will receive a digital instrument panel and a multimedia system with an 8.25-inch screen.

The interior will have ambient lighting with 30 different options. More advanced versions will allow you to connect your smartphone wirelessly, offer improved sports seats and premium acoustics. Volkswagen Golf GTI with the same 2.0-liter engine is capable of producing 315 hp and is combined with a manual transmission or a proprietary “robot”. For better control over the road, it was supplemented with an all-wheel drive system.