Bring on the obstacle course: Jeep Wrangler makes traction at Chicago Auto Show

By Annanya Johari
Medill Reports

Navigating an indoor hillside pulled drivers to the  biggest draw at the 110th expo of the country’s largest auto show. The “Jeep Camp” allowed visitors to rev up the 2018 Jeep Wrangler and set  course for an 18-feet hill, boulders and other off-road obstacles. The Chicago Auto Show highlighted hundreds of vehicles and drew thousands of car enthusiasts of all ages this month.

Other popular attractions included the Cadillac Escala, powered by a twin-turbo V-8 engine, a prototype for future Cadillac models.  It was voted the best concept car at the show, narrowly edging out the Lexus LF-1 Limitless featuring technologies such as digital side-view monitors and 4D navigation.


The Chicago Auto Show Welcome Globe. (Annanya/MEDILL)