Another edition of the North American International Auto Show ended for the press on Tuesday night, but the event is far from over. In fact, the general public will have to wait until Saturday, January 18 (through Sunday, January 26) to walk through the aisles of the Cobo Center in downtown Detroit, following the industry and charity preview days.
In this post, we'll give you a visual rundown of the world and North American premieres in a mega gallery with more than 480 high-res photos.
So, what's our initial impression of what went on in Detroit? Well, we think that, while the American auto industry is steadily moving away from the problems that plagued it during the recession and the bankruptcy issues with major players like GM and Chrysler, it's seems that it's not just there yet.
Don’t get us wrong, there were plenty of significant and welcome premieres, including the completely new Chrysler 200, the lighter Ford F-150 and the blissful Corvette Stingray Z06, but one thing that was surprisingly absent from the show was Detroit's vision of the future, and to explain, can you name one brand new concept from an American carmaker? You can't because there wasn't one…
Japanese companies with a strong foothold in the States, on the other hand, were active on this front with Infiniti showing how it wants to compete with the Germans in the performance category, Nissan leaving promises for an exciting design future for the next Maxima, and Toyota lifting hopes for a Supra replacement, or rather a more potent big brother to the FR-S / GT 86.
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