Cadillac is sitting out the 2022 Chicago Auto Show, once again electing not to attend after skipping the show in 2021 and 2020 as well. Cadillac’s decision not to attend the 2022 Chicago Auto Show could be seen as an odd choice given the luxury marque’s chief rivals will have a presence, including Lincoln, BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi.
GM’s crosstown rivals, Ford and Stellantis, are also in attendance, as are Nissan, Subaru, Toyota, and Volkswagen, among others.
In addition to vehicle displays, the Chicago Auto Show will offer attendees six test tracks and three test drive areas, as well as a long list of vendors.
The 2022 Chicago Auto Show is held at the McCormick Place Convention Center, located at 2301 S. King Drive. The show is underway now, first kicking off February 12th, and scheduled to run until February 21st. Tickets are priced at $15 for adults, and $10 for children (4 to 12 years old) and seniors (62+ years old). Children 3 years old and under are admitted free of charge.
Last year’s show was originally slated to begin in February, but was delayed to July as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Buick, Cadillac, and GMC elected not to attend.
First held in 1901, the Chicago Auto Show is one of the largest automotive shows in North America, covering more than one million square feet of floor space at the McCormick Place complex. This year marks the 114th installment of the show and draws about 100,000 visitors every year.
One of the most important shows for GM this year has been the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), during which GM unveiled the 2024 Chevy Silverado EV, as well as several new concepts, including EV and AV concepts for Cadillac. GM CEO Mary Barra provided a keynote speech at CES, after which GM stock value rose to record new highs.