Kia showed off the exceptionally attractive 2006 Kia Sedona, but because it was an early prototype reporters weren't allowed to play inside. The exterior is perfectly executed, and from what the press releases promise and what we could see through the windows, the cabin is intelligently designed as well. The new Sedona should be a big hit.
Honda whipped out a new pocket rocket called the Civic Si. The latest in a line that stretches back 20 years, the new Civic Si gets a 200-horsepower engine, an 8,000-rpm redline, and a helical-type limited slip differential. Plus, it provides a clear look at what the redesigned 2006 Honda Civic will look like…at least in coupe format.
Wrapping up the 2005 Chicago Auto Show was Saleen, the California sports car manufacturer that bases its volume product on Mustangs. The big news was the launch of the Saleen S281-E, and with 500 horsepower, acceleration to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds, and a long list of hardware upgrades, that "E" can only stand for Extreme.
Join us now, for a photographic tour of the show floor at Chicago's McCormick Place.