With the industry firing on all cylinders, the North American International Auto in Detroit is revving with a positive fun environment that hasn't been seen in recent years. The stronger industry has led to stronger financial results, freeing the automakers to invest in new and exciting products. We can't wait to see today's stars of the show, mainly sports cars and luxury vehicles, on the road soon!
All Photos Courtesy of NAIAS.com
The first press day at the North American International Auto Show is like Christmas morning for kids long awaiting their presents for auto buffs around the world. The day is filled with dramatic reveals and worldwide debuts of new cars, trucks and utility vehicles, most of which will be on the road soon. Today's reveals did not disappoint and we wanted to share some of the highlights with you.
All Photos Courtesy of NAIAS.com
After the polar vortex of 2014, the Midwest is heating up with this week’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
Automakers from around the globe are onsite to introduce over 50 never before seen vehicles, all of them hoping to entice buyers with a vision of the future. This year, with the economy showing signs of improvement and the 25th anniversary of the world class event, manufacturers are ready to inspire buyers with imaginative new designs and cars that will hit the market soon.
Detroit’s auto show has a history that spans over one hundred years. From 1907 to 1989, the show was a regional event hosted by the local dealers to showcase domestic and foreign cars. According to Automotive News, it would have remained that way until one of those Detroit dealers visited London and his cab driver asked a simple question--why doesn’t Detroit have a big, international auto show? Inspired, upon his return home the dealer cast a vision of a world-class show where automakers would make news by introducing their latest cars; that dream became a reality in 1989. At that year’s event, renamed the North American International Auto Show, the national and foreign press came in droves and the luxury car market saw two new entrants, as Toyota introduced the Lexus brand and Nissan introduced Infiniti.
The NAIAS remains the longest running show in the United States and the most significant in the worldwide automotive industry. The annual event features a dedicated press day, with thousands of members of the media, black tie events for industry insiders and opportunities for the general public to see the automakers’ prized new vehicles.
Vinsnap users who plan to visit the NAIAS will find ticket information and a map below. The show will be open to the general public from Saturday, January 18 to Sunday, January 26 from 9.00 am to 10.00 pm, except Sunday when the show closes at 7.00 pm. We look forward to seeing you onsite.
Purchase your tickets here on NAIAS.com
For those who are not able to visit Detroit for the auto show, you can still learn about the vehicles featured there. Our friends at Edmunds.com will share pictures and reviews of the concept and production vehicles starting January 13 on their website. We will feature stories and insights through the week, and will share the very latest reactions by featuring the Twitter feed #NAIAS right here on the blog.