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Chicago Auto Show to permit certified used vehicles in displays

November 23, 2010
Directors of the CATA voted June 11 to modify Chicago Auto Show rules to allow up to one manufacturercertified pre-owned vehicle in a manufacturer's display, to help promote the certification programs. Any used vehicle would have to be positioned at the rear of the display so as not to obstruct the new vehicles exhibited. Used vehicles were displayed at the Chicago Auto Show many years ago, but not since. The CATA board action allows the display of a vehicle aged up to five years, the typical length of a manufacturer's certification program. However, most directors expect any used vehicles at the auto show to be 1 year old. "Allowing the certified pre-owned vehicles in the show benefits dealers," said 2004 Chicago Auto Show Chairman Mike McGrath, "because new-car dealerships are the only places to get them."