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.
- Adults: $13 per person
- eTickets: $13 per person
- Seniors: $7 (65 and older)
- Children: $7 (7-12 years old; 6 and under free with a parent or guardian)
Purchase your tickets here on NAIAS.com