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If you’re in the market for a new vehicle, and have decided that the rush to January 2 doesn't work for you, you may be interested in attending your local auto show to see everything in one place, at the same time. We've talked about the value of your local auto shows, and we're extremely proud, once again, that we will be live, and in person, at one of the most visible and critical shows of the year, NAIAS, Detroit. We'll provide exclusive coverage, direct from the show floor.
With more than 30 brands represented, the auto show in Detroit is now considered the top U.S. auto show, and is in the top 5 globally. Automakers from around the world choose to introduce new production models and exciting concept vehicles in Detroit. Some also roll out new marketing. It wasn’t always the case, but now the momentum feeds on itself, with automakers trying to out-scoop each other for the attention of over 5,000 news media from around the globe. Last year, of over 70 vehicle introductions, 39 were world debuts of production models. Not Paris. Not Tokyo. But Detroit. Even fledgling automakers choose Detroit to launch their brand in front of an insatiable media audience. Other notable U.S. auto shows include L.A., Chicago and New York, but Detroit garners the largest number and most important reveals. Some new models will arrive in showrooms very shortly, while others arrive later in the year. Regardless, introductions provide us with insight into both near-term and the future thinking of automakers. And all of this can help you make an informed decision about the brand and model that’s best for your next vehicle.
While every auto show has surprises, The Car Maven team does know (shhhh) about some of the plans major automakers have for the Detroit show. In terms of new production models you can buy, here is just a little of what we expect:
There’s also another show within the auto show. In its second year, AutoMobili-D is an exposition showcasing a global ecosystem of mobility-focused companies and organizations. AutoMobili-D will feature over 150 exhibiting brands, ranging from automakers, to suppliers, to tech startups as well as universities and government organizations. In addition, more than 100 industry thought leaders and executives will participate in symposiums and panel discussions. If you plan to buy a car in 2018, AutoMobili-D may not be too relevant. But the future of connected, autonomous, electric and shared-use vehicles is coming fast, and we’ll be sure to keep on eye on developments that could be important to new car shoppers.
If you have questions for our expert team in Detroit, let us know below, and we’ll do our best to answer.
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Director, Vehicles & Incentives
The Car Maven