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The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), is an annual auto show held in Detroitmarker, Michiganmarker at Cobo Centermarker. It is among the largest auto shows in North America.

History

The first auto show was held in Detroitmarker in 1907 at Beller's Beer Garden at Riverside Park and since then annually except 1943-1952. It was renamed the North American International Auto Show in 1989. Since 1961, it has been held at Cobo Centermarker where it occupies nearly 1 million square feet (93,000 m²) of floor space. The show is particularly important because the Metro Detroit area is the location of the headquarters of the Big Three American automakers, Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors.

The show

The show begins with press preview days, industry preview days and a charity preview event. The charity preview raises money for local children's charities. In 2004 and 2005, the charity preview attracted 17,500 people at $400 a ticket and raised $7 million in total. 2006 was the sixth consecutive year the charity preview event raised over $6 million. 35,711 tickets were sold for the industry preview representing people from 24 countries in 2005 and 6,897 credentialed press from 63 countries. Over 800,000 attended during the days the show was open to the general public in 2004. It is estimated that the show generates a revenue of over $500 million to the local economy.

The NAIAS is the only auto show in the United Statesmarker sanctioned by the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d'Automobiles.

2010

The 2010 show will run from January 11 through January 24.
  • January 11-12 — Press preview
  • January 13-14 — Industry preview
  • January 15 — Charity preview
  • January 16-24 — Open to the public


2009

The scene at the North American International Auto Show on January 18 overlooking the Volkswagen exhibit.


The 2009 show ran from January 11 through January 25.
  • January 11-13 — Press days
  • January 14-15 — Industry days
  • January 16 — Charity preview
  • January 17-25 — Open to the public


Nissan, Infiniti, Mitsubishi, Suzuki, Rolls-Royce, Land Rover, Ferrarimarker, and Porsche did not attend the 2009 auto show, the largest number of non-returning automakers in the show's history. As a result, the show became the first with Chinese automakers (BYD and Brilliance) exhibited on the main floor.

Car and truck of the year award

The Hyundai Genesis and Ford F-150 were selected to receive the show's North American Car and Truck of the Year awards.

Production car introductions





The 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class was announced and shown to invited members of the press, but it will not be on public display until the Geneva Motor Show.

GM also announced the production of the Chevrolet Spark mini-car (previously shown as the Chevrolet Beat concept), for sale in Europe in 2010 and North America in 2011, as well as the Chevrolet Orlando compact MPV, for sale in North America in 2011. The Spark will be shown at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show.

Concept car introductions





2008

The 2008 show ran from January 13 through January 27.
  • January 13-15 — Press days
  • January 16-17 — Industry days
  • January 18 — Charity preview
  • January 19-27 — Open to the public


Car and truck of the year award

The 2008 Chevrolet Malibu and Mazda CX-9 were selected to receive the show's North American Car and Truck of the Year awards.

Production car introductions





Concept car introductions





2007

The 2007 show was held from January 7 through January 21.
  • January 7-9 — Press days
  • January 10-11 — Industry days
  • January 12 — Charity preview
  • January 13-21 — Open to the public


Car and truck of the year award

The Saturn Aura and Chevrolet Silverado were selected to receive the North American Car and Truck of the Year awards.[50850]

Production car introductions





Concept car introductions





GM also displayed five "global" concept cars for the first time in North America: Chevrolet T2X, Chevrolet WTCC, Holden Efijy, Opel Antara GTC, and Saab Aero-X.

2006

2007 Hummer H3
The 2006 show was held from January 8 through January 22.
  • January 8-10 — Press days
  • January 11-12 — Industry days
  • January 13 — Charity preview
  • January 14-22 — Open to the public

Production car introductions



2007 Jaguar XK



Concept car introductions



Dodge Challenger Concept






2005

The 2005 show saw the following important introductions:

Production car introductions



Concept car introductions





2001

Concept car introductions

The following concept cars were shown:

2000

Concept car introductions



1992

Production car introductions

The following production vehicles debuted at the 1992 show:

Concept car introductions

The following concept cars were shown:

1989

The Detroit Auto Show was renamed to the North American International Auto Show for 1989, as Lexus and Infiniti debuted. The show opened on January 11, with press previews and introductions for the first two days.

Introductions:

See also



References

  1. http://naias.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=362
  2. NORTH AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW REVEALS 2009 DATES AND REVIEWS NAIAS 2008
  3. AutoWeek: BYD and Brilliance move up to main floor at Detroit show
  4. 2009 Detroit Auto Show: 2009 BMW Z4
  5. GM postpones new Buick unveiling, scales back presence at next week's Los Angeles Auto Show
  6. GM Media Online
  7. 2009 Detroit Auto Show: Fisker Karma to Make Debut
  8. Ford Motor Company Newsroom
  9. lexus.com
  10. GM Media Online: 2009 Saab 9-5 Griffin Edition Takes Off in Detroit
  11. AutoWeek: 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class: Now you see it, now you don’t
  12. GM Media Online: Chevrolet Spark and Orlando Headed to the United States in 2011
  13. [1]
  14. 2009 Detroit Auto Show: Subaru Legacy Concept
  15. VW shifts roadster debut to Detroit
  16. Revealed: Volvo S60 concept


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