Take a Jeep for a spin at the Chicago Auto Show

Date 2005/2/8 0:00:00 | Topic: Miscellaneous

DaimlerChrysler built the world's largest indoor test track - for you.
A few months back we reported that DaimlerChrysler would have the world's largest indoor test track at the Chicago Auto Show. Well, the time has come - the show is open to the public from February 11-20, 2005. Here's the info from the official press release:

Those looking to do more than just slam doors and kick tires at the upcoming Chicago Auto Show will want to make sure they visit the Chrysler, Jeep(R) and Dodge displays at McCormick Place. Test drives, unique displays, games, giveaways, live bands and more will entertain and educate consumers throughout the 156,000-square foot display.

The Chicago Auto Show opens to the public on Friday, Feb. 11 and runs through Sunday, Feb. 20.

Consumers will have an opportunity to experience the many hot new Chrysler, Jeep(R) and Dodge cars, trucks and SUVs on a specially designed half-mile course that moves through a range of on- and off-road challenges. The Chrysler 300, Dodge Magnum and Jeep Grand Cherokee are just three of the award-winning new products that will be available.

A variety of driving courses will highlight the characteristics of the Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge brands:

* Jeep Trail Rated Course -- includes fording a stream, maneuvering over logs and climbing a 15-foot-high hill with a 35% incline

* Dodge Truck Off-Road Course -- includes pulling heavy loads and demonstrating towing capabilities

* Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge On-Road Courses -- includes slalom course, washboard road and pothole simulation

"We know that people want to do more than just look at cars at an auto show," said George Murphy, senior vice president of Global Marketing for the Chrysler Group. "They want to experience how a vehicle handles, what its capabilities are both on- and off-road and the lifestyle that goes with the brand."

If anyone is planning on attending the show - email us and let us know how the test track was.



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