Hooniversal Opinion: 2020 Chicago Auto Show

It’s finally here: Once again, the auto show season is upon us. And with the Detroit Auto Show having moved to June, Chicago’s own event has become the new kick-starter for the round of new, early-season reveals. This year’s CAS made a massive splash with new and updated vehicles from a wide variety of manufacturers. […]

Gallery: The Ram 1500’s new multi-function tailgate

Ram threw their weight into the light-duty tailgate war, recently announcing a new multi-function tailgate soon available on the 2019 Ram 1500 next quarter. Later last year, GM had a foot ahead of the game with their special and impressive, MultiPro six-way tailgate available on the 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 (SLT trims and up). Now, […]

Recon Campers’ Envy is the mini RV to lust for

We don’t get the Volkswagen California camper van here in the United States, and that’s a damn shame. Thankfully, a modern day Westfalia is possible though with the Envy from Recon Campers. Van life is a booming trend and one that’s undoubtedly dreamy for some. Hitting the open road and having everything you need to […]

Up-close with Mazda’s 30th-Anniversary Edition MX-5 Miata

Our favorite beloved two-seat roadster turns 30 this year and to commemorate the MX-5 Miata’s three decades of success a new 30th-Anniversary Edition joins the lineup. And there’s more than just some flashy appearance goodies that make this a worthy addition to one’s garage. The MX-5 Miata made its first public appearance here in Chicago […]

Toyota reveals three 2020 models: Tacoma, TRD RAV 4 Off-Road, and Sequoia TRD Pro

Rav4 Off-Road

The capes came off of three new Toyota vehicles this morning, all in the name of outdoor adventure. TRD threw its a heavy dose of off-road goodness at the recently redesigned RAV4. It’s called the RAV4 TRD Off-Road. With a retuned suspension featuring TRD springs, the RAV-4 TRD Off-Road utilizes its standard dynamic torque torque vectoring […]

Turbocharged Subaru Legacy is back for 2020

Subaru is showing off the new Legacy sedan at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show. The all-new seventh-generation 2020 Legacy rides on the Subaru Global Architecture (SGA) Platform, like the Impreza, Crosstrek, and Ascent. Subaru says that this platform has increased safety and dynamics while reducing noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH). The best news is that after […]

2020 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro tracks dirt onto the Chicago Auto Show floor

2020 Toyota Sequioa TRD PRO

The Toyota Sequoia is still kicking along. In it’s second-generation, this not-quite-a-Land Cruiser brute bumbles forth for those who need more room than a Highlander or 4Runner. And now it comes packing real-deal off-road hardware. This one is for the “cool family” that actually does stuff on the weekends, or at least can pretend to want […]

Hooniverse heads to the 2019 Chicago Auto Show

2019 chicago auto show

Hooniverse will be back in the Windy City this Thursday for the 2019 Chicago Auto Show. I’ll be there on the armed with gallons of coffee and my camera covering of this year’s exciting debuts scheduled to take place under the McCormick Center’s bright lights. Here’s what we know… As of right now, here’s what […]

Video: The Best Look We've Ever Had of the Ford T-Drive Engine

Before it was a humdrum mid-size sedan, the Ford Contour was an angular, bean-shaped concept car on display at the 1991 Chicago Auto Show. Sure, it didn’t have the flash of the Geo Tracker dancers at the same show, but the car had something not seen in an American road car in nearly 40 years: […]

2018 Chicago Auto Show: The Favorites

We’ve looked at a couple new production vehicles and a batch of exciting cars that do all sorts of “race” things, but I can’t forget the other show stoppers seen on the floor at Chicago this year. From multi-million dollar classics to a Hyundai with massive exhaust pipes, here are a couple of my other […]