Chevy Corvette Stingray big draw at Chicago Auto Show

This undated product image provided by General Motors shows the all-new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. General Motors unveiled the revamped Corvette, the first new version of the iconic sports car in nine years, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, in Detroit. (AP Photo/General Motors, Alan Vanderkaay)

February 6, 2013 10:00:00 PM PST
The 2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray will be available in a couple and convertible.

"The big draw for car fans at this year's Auto Show will be the 2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray. This car hasn't been redesigned since 2005," Joe Wiesenfelder, executive director at, said.

It will be available later this year in coupe form, and eventually as a convertible. The show is a great place to comparison shop between manufacturers. SUV and crossovers are still popular, like the redesigned Mazda CX5 and the Ford Escape.

People come to the auto show to buy, and they come to dream. But it doesn't hurt to look, and there's plenty to look at.

Fuel efficiency continues to be trend, but now there's a big push toward clean diesel. Today, Chevy introduced the Cruze diesel - the first clean diesel car produced by a U.S. manufacturer in the modern era. It will be available this summer for under $25,000.

In a nod to the slowly improving housing and construction market, Toyota unveiled its redesigned 2014 Tundra full-sized pickup truck.

"Pick-up truck sales have been increasing over the past couple years and that's a really good sign - the best-selling car in this country is the Ford F-150," Wiesenfelder said.

There will be several indoor test tracks at the show, but more manufacturers will be offering outdoor test drives around McCormick Place.