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With Chicago Auto Show set to open next weekend, here’s what to know

The Chicago Auto Show is slated to get underway next weekend, offering the most exciting innovations in the automotive industry to thousands that will head to the McCormick Place.

Concept, debut and production vehicles will all be on display at this year’s event, which will kick off with a black-tie First Look for Charity event on Feb. 9 before officially opening on Feb. 10.

The auto show will run through Feb. 19, and will offer family-friendly activities, presentations on all types of new vehicles, charity opportunities and even a puppy play area.

With the event just a week away from commencing, here’s what to know about the 2024 Chicago Auto Show.

What kind of cars can I see at the Chicago Auto Show?

There are three categories of cars that are presented at the Chicago Auto Show: concept vehicles, debut vehicles and production vehicles.

Concept vehicles are prototype vehicles that are made to show an idea, test out new styles of driving and direction and highlight new technology. Most of these concept vehicles are not going to be sold.

Debut vehicles are vehicles that have been previously revealed that are now ready for people to sit in and test.

Production vehicles are vehicles that are legally able to be driven on public roads and are currently for sale.

Check out some of the vehicles of each category you can see at the auto show.

Concept Vehicles:

  • Chevrolet Silverado Electric Vehicle (EV)
  • GMC Hummer EV Earthcruiser
  • Toyota Tacoma X-Runner

Debut Vehicles:

  • 2024 Acura ZDX
  • 2024 Lexus GX
  • 2025 Toyota Crown Signia

Production Vehicles:

  • BMW i7
  • Chevrolet Corvette
  • Ford Bronco

Can I do anything other than look at cars?

Aside from looking at the vehicles on display, the Chicago Auto Show offers a charity event and several booths with different activities for families.

  • The First Look at Charity event on Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. is a black-tie charity event where the auto show raises money for local charities. In the past 31 years, the show’s charity benefit has raised nearly $60 million.
  • In the past, the Chicago Auto Show has had booths for families like Subaru’s puppy petting booth. Some of these booths will be brought back this year.
  • The “Miles Per Hour” run, sponsored by Toyota, on Feb. 11 will make its way through the Auto Show beginning at 8 a.m. Runners will go along a 2.4-mile course and are encouraged to try finishing multiple laps.

How much are tickets?

Tickets for the auto show cost:

  • $17 for adults
  • $12 for seniors
  • $12 for children ages 4 to 12
  • Free for children ages 3 and below

When is the Chicago Auto Show open?

  • Feb. 9: First Look for Charity from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Feb. 10: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Feb. 11: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Feb. 12: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Feb. 13: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Feb. 14: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Feb. 15: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Feb. 16: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Feb. 17: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Feb. 18: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Feb. 19: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Where can I learn more?

Take a look at our previous coverage on the auto show to learn more.

This article was originally published by a www.nbcchicago.com . Read the Original article here. .

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