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First Look for Charity to feature Expedition, Mustang

September 22, 2017
The coming Chicago Auto Show’s benevolent event will award two prize vehicles, one of which — the 2018 Ford Expedition — is vying for the next North American Truck of the Year award. First Look for Charity also will give away at 2018 Ford Mustang.
Semifinalists for the annual award, the most sought-after and respected honors bestowed upon auto manufacturers, were announced Sept. 15. The award is broken into three categories: cars, utility vehicles, and light- and medium-duty trucks. Over the 25-year history of the awards, the utility vehicle category was added due to the significant percentage of retail units sold.
"It was only fair to expand to three groups," said Lauren Fix, secretary-treasurer of the 60-member jury of print and broadcast journalists that bestow the award. "Nearly two-thirds of retail sales now are in the SUV/CUV category, so we adapted to the times."
The award winners will be announced in January at the North American International Auto Show in January.
Tickets to First Look for Charity, at $275 each, go on sale Oct. 1. The event benefits 18 area nonprofits.