Automakers unveiled a number of updated 2020 vehicles at this year's Chicago Auto Show. Several of those vehicles will be on display from February 20-23 at the Portland International Auto show, held at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland.
Nissan has updated the 2020 Frontier midsize pickup, adding a 3.8-liter V6 engine and 9-speed automatic transmission as standard equipment. The new driveline will give the Frontier best-in-class engine power, while also increasing fuel economy. The 2020 Frontier with the new engine will be on display during the Portland show, and is expected at dealerships this Spring.
Volkswagen will bring the updated Atlas midsize SUV to Portland. The new Atlas is about three inches longer than the outgoing model, with a bold new stance and look. Inside, the Atlas received a new high-tech dashboard. A suite of driver-assistance technology is available on the Atlas. Forward collision warning and autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian monitoring, blind spot monitor, and rear traffic alert are standard on all models.
Kia unveiled a refreshed 2020 Cadenza midsize sedan with a long list of new standard features. The big news is that a large 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment display is now standard on all Cadenza trims. Kia Drive Wise is standard on all trims, including forward collision warning, forward collision-avoidance assist with pedestrian/cyclist detection, smart cruise control, high beam assist, and more. The new Cadenza will not be on display at the Portland show, but is expected soon at area dealers.
Finally, Mercedes-Benz wowed the Chicago show with their new Weekender version of the Metris van. The Weekender includes a pop-up roof that allows an adult to stand inside the van. A double bed in the pop-up portion and a lower folding bed allows the Weekender to sleep four people. The front seats swivel to create a dining or social area. Features like a pullout rear kitchen, awning, and off-grid solar panels are optional. The Weekender is not on display, but can be ordered at any Mercedes-Benz dealer.
You can find out more about the 2020 Portland International Auto Show at www.portlandautoshow.com.
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