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A preview of the 2012 Chicago Auto Show is held at McCormick Place on Feb. 8, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

A preview of the 2012 Chicago Auto Show is held at McCormick Place on Feb. 8, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

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CHICAGO (CBS)The Chicago Auto Show opens to the public on Friday, and WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser walked through the show during the preview.

Among the options is something for mom from GMC – the 2013 Acadia.

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“Pick your cliché – soccer mom, or whatever – but soccer, football, it meets that life stage need,” said Roger McCormack of GMC.

The Acadia has three rows, can seat eight, and gets 24 miles per gallon on the highway.

“Kind of a muscular, athletic stance,” McCormack said.

Some pretty cool bells and whistles are also part of the package.

“If things are out of your field of vision, the Acadia warns you about that, so I think that offers people a level of comfort – your blind spot is covered,” McCormack said.

There is also an infotainment component.

“A beautiful color touch screen,” McCormack said.

They call the feature Intellilink, connecting your smart phone to the car.

“You can say things like, ’Play Bruce Springsteen,’ or whatever,” McCormack said.

The Acadia is one of many vehicles featured at the Auto Show, which is underway at McCormick Place through Feb. 19.

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