Since 1901, fans of motorized four-wheeled transportation have been visiting the Chicago Auto Show, and despite the continued bad news emanating from the world's top automakers and the woeful economic situation in general, the 2009 edition of the annual Windy City event is pressing on as scheduled. Chicago is the heart of the Midwest, which has been truck country for as long as trucks have been around, and this auto show in particular has traditionally been the show where more trucks are introduced than anywhere else.
While there aren't as many truck introductions at this year's show, there are still some interesting and significant debuts, including the 2010 Ford Harley-Davidson F-150, the Dodge Ram Heavy-Duty, and the production version of the 2010 Ford Transit Connect van. Follow all the action at www.trucktrend.com.
|2009 Audi Q5 - U.S. Production Model|
Audi's all-new 2009 Audi Q5 compact luxury crossover will carry a starting price tag of $38,025.
|2009 Suzuki Equator|
Suzuki handed the Equator pickups to truck magazines 4Wheel & Off-Road, Off Road, and Truckin for some SEMA-style treatment.
|2010 Dodge Ram Heavy Duty|
The 2010 Dodge Ram Heavy Duty lineup continues its trend toward greater comfort and improved towing prowess -- punctuated by an expressive, big-rig design.
|2010 Ford F-150 Harley Davidson|
The 2010 Ford Harley-Davidson F-150, marks the 14th iteration of such a vehicle, and stays true to the Harley-branded F-150 tradition.
|2010 Ford Transit Connect- U.S. Production Model|
First displayed stateside at last year's Chicago show, the Transit Connect is new to the U.S.
|2010 Toyota Tundra- Platinum & Work Truck Package|
Tundra customers will be able to choose from two new packages, the luxurious Platinum or the hard-knuckled Work Truck.