Global Product Reveals Lead to Strong Auto Show Open

First day attendance of 110,509 beats 2014 opener

Jan 18, 2015, 08:35 ET from North American International Auto Show

DETROIT, Jan. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- News of 55 red-hot product unveilings on Detroit's world stage continued to draw attention as some 110,509 thrill-seekers descended on opening day of the 2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS).

"The impact of a fabulous week of news announcements in Detroit was felt strongly today at Cobo Center," said Scott LaRiche, chairman, 2015 NAIAS. "The remarkable products on the floor drew enormous crowds of smiling people. Detroiters love their auto show."

The show floor was packed with enthusiasts who ringed show-stopping, sleek supercars like the Ford GT, Acura NSX and Alpha Romeo 4C Spider. Thousands took selfies, tweeted and posted images from every corner of the active show floor.

"The industry's in a good place and so is our show," added LaRiche. "You can feel the energy and positive vibe on the show floor – everyone's happy and Detroit's looking good."

First day attendance represents an increase of 3,949 guests over the 2014 opener, and was the strongest in six years. The best opening day ever was in 2000 when 118,877 attended.

NAIAS continues through Sunday, Jan. 25. Public Show ticket prices: Adults: $13; Seniors: $7 (65 and older); Children 7-12: $7 (6 and under: free when accompanied by parent or guardian). Show hours and more information:

About the North American International Auto Show

Now in its 27th year as an international event, the NAIAS is among the most prestigious auto shows in the world, providing unparalleled access to the automotive products, people and ideas that matter most--up close and in one place. Administered by Executive Director Rod Alberts, the NAIAS is one of the largest media events in North America, and the only auto show in the United States to earn an annual distinguished sanction of the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d'Automobiles, the Paris-based alliance of automotive trade associations and manufacturers from around the world.

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Public Show:  Sat-Sun, Jan. 17-25, 2015

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