CHICAGO (WLS) -- ABC 7 presented a front row seat to the spectacular 2015 Chicago Auto Show during a LIVE special hosted by Mark Giangreco and Jim Rose with contributions from Jerry Taft, Cheryl Scott, Roz Varon, Val Warner, Ryan Chiaverini and Ji Suk Yi. The hour-long special aired Saturday, Feb. 14 from 6-7 p.m. on ABC 7; an encore broadcast will air Sunday, Feb. 22 from 2-3 p.m.
During the special, Giangreco and Rose revealed some of the hottest cars with the biggest "wow" factor featuring everything from the 2016 debut of the Honda Pilot and Acura RDX, to the cool concept cars that offer a peek into the future. Auto Show Chairman John Webb showed off the awe-inspiring 'Super Cars' - cars with stickers in the $150,000 range and up.
Giangreco, Rose, Taft, Varon, Warner and Chiaverini took car lovers on a walk down memory lane during a nostalgic I LOVE MY CAR feature about the love affairs each of them had with cars from their past.
Viewers also got to see what it's like to put the pedal to the metal at the fun Jeep Test Track, a perennial favorite at this year's show.
What's hot in auto technology? Ji Suk Yi talked tech and spotlighted some of the latest technology breakthroughs including accident avoidance and cell phone connectivity.
The 2015 Chicago Auto Show returned home to ABC 7 through a partnership with the Chicago Auto Trade Association and ABC 7 Chicago - pairing the most watched television station in Chicago with the largest auto show in North America and has been held more times than any other auto exposition in the world. 2015 will mark the 107th edition of the show.
According to John Idler, President and General Manager, "We are thrilled to partner with the Chicago Automobile Trade Association (CATA) to bring the 2015 Chicago Auto Show home to ABC 7. CATA's reputation for excellence, integrity and, their commitment to Chicago through the generous support of local charities are core values we share. We look forward to a very long and mutually beneficial partnership that will enrich our steadfast commitment to the communities we both serve."
"From never-before-seen world introductions of all-new vehicles to the latest automotive technologies, there's plenty of news generated from the floor of the Chicago Auto Show. Partnering with ABC 7 Chicago for the first time in 17 years, we are excited to see how its award-winning team will present the nation's largest auto show to Chicagoland," said John Webb, chairman of the 2015 Chicago Auto Show.
The Auto Show special is available on-demand in the segments below. See photo galleries and ongoing coverage from this year's Chicago Auto Show here.
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