Detroit hosts NAIAS from Jan. 19-27

The annual North American International Auto Show in Detroit will open to the public Jan. 19-27 at the Cobo Center and display more than 500 vehicles.

According to a news release by the NAIAS, more than 50 worldwide and North American vehicle unveilings will occur at the show, which demonstrates the confidence in the NAIAS compared to other shows that occur in Frankfurt, Paris, Geneva, Toyko and Bejing/Shanghai.

The show was kicked-off with press conferences that began Monday and Tuesday at the Cobo Center, followed by an industry preview Wednesday and Thursday and a charity preview Friday.

Adult tickets and e-tickets (purchased online) for the public show are $12. The show is open Jan. 19-26 from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., and on Jan. 27 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

According to the NAIAS website,, 770,932 people attended last year’s public show, which was the highest attendance since 2005.

Three million dollars was raised for children’s charities at the charity preview.

This year is the NAIAS’s 25th year as an international event. The Cobo Center, located at 1 Washington Blvd. in Detroit, is currently in the second of a three-phase expansion plan.

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