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KUSA - Time to rev the engines and kick a tire or two at the 2014 Chicago Auto show.

On 9NEWS 7 a.m. automotive expert Doug Brauner looked at some of the new debuts, including new reveals from Subaru, RAM, and Kia.

Other debuts

Chrysler 200

Chrysler made what was one of the biggest headlines of the 2014 North American International Auto Show when it debuted the heavily redesigned 200. While impressive on its own, the sleek sedan's Mopar counterpart, which was tucked away in a corner in Detroit will get more attention in Chicago.

Based on the Chrysler 200S, the showcar had already benefited from Lunar White Tricoat paint and 19-inch wheels (now in Satin Lite Bronze finish). White leather seats with bronze stitching accented the cabin treatment.

For Chicago, Chrysler added a Mopar body kit and new upper and lower grilles, both of which give the four-door a considerably more menacing look. The rear fascia is set off by a new bumper and a revised set of exhaust tips. The cabin is unchanged from the Detroit car.

VW Golf

Volkswagen is finally set to launch its seventh-generation Golf family in the States this year, but the German automaker's Jetta sedan will be getting some love, as well.

For the 2014 model year, Volkswagen is launching a new 1.8-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine in its Jetta. The car's mid-cycle refresh, likely consisting of subtle styling tweaks and typical enhancements like new paint colors, new wheel designs and interior tweaks.

Toyota TRD

Toyota is launching a new line of trucks and SUVs that are  explicitly targeted at drivers who want to hit the trails. Meet the TRD Pro Series.

Featuring the 4Runner, Tacoma and Tundra, each Pro Series vehicle features TRD-tuned springs with Bilstein shocks, a TRD front skid plate, a TRD shifter, black wheels, branded floor mats and a "TOYOTA" grille badge, which echoes back to classic models. TRD Pro Series vehicles will be offered in a new Inferno paint color, as well as Black and Super White.

Learn more about the show by visiting:

http://www.chicagoautoshow.com/ 

 

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