The wait is over. Here come the cars.

Parade of new vehicles headed for Detroit's world stage

Dec 17, 2013, 17:01 ET from North American International Auto Show

DETROIT, Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The parade of fabulous new vehicles equipped with cutting-edge automotive technology from around the world is on its way to Detroit and to the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS).


"It's what we've been working toward since last January," said Bob Shuman, chairman, NAIAS 2014. "The manufacturers continue to show their confidence in the NAIAS, and will once again bring their absolute best to Detroit's world stage. The show is going to rock."

With less than one month to go before the show opens to the largest media audience in North America, the industry remains focused on one of the top automotive events in the world.

"We're at the top of our game," said Shuman, who added the official NAIAS Press Conference Schedule, released today, features more than 40 media events over the two-day Press Preview, Jan. 13-14, 2014.

"That means introductions of an expected 50 worldwide concept and production vehicles that will be seen for the very first time right here in Detroit," Shuman added.

Most of the press conferences will take place at the renovated Cobo Center, with some events held in the new glass atrium facing the Detroit River. As it has been for the past few years, the Ford press conference will be at neighboring Joe Louis Arena on Mon., Jan. 13, at 8:10 am.

With more than 5,000 journalists from around the globe expected to attend the NAIAS, the show continues to be at the forefront as a venue for manufacturers and Tier One suppliers to announce new vehicles and make industry news. NAIAS also attracts large numbers of high ranking auto executives.

"Just by looking at the numbers, top management knows that Detroit is where they need to be," added Shuman.

Online Media Registration: 3 days Remaining
To receive a media credential by mail, journalists must register online at during the early registration period that ends Dec. 20, 2013. After Dec. 20, journalists may still register online, but will need to collect their credentials in person at Cobo Center prior to Press Preview. The registration deadline for media applications is Dec. 31, 2013; no applications will be accepted after this date.

About the North American International Auto Show
Celebrating its 25th anniversary 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. One of the largest media events in North America, the NAIAS is the only auto show in the United States to earn an annual distinguished sanction of the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d'Automobiles (OICA), the Paris-based alliance of automotive trade associations and manufacturers from around the world.

NAIAS 2014 Dates:

  • Press Preview: Mon-Tue, Jan. 13-14, 2014
  • Industry Preview: Wed-Thu, Jan. 15-16, 2014
  • Charity Preview: Fri, Jan. 17, 2014
  • Public Show: Sat-Sun, Jan. 18-26, 2014






Press conferences will be held on exhibitor stands unless otherwise noted. 

THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.  Please visit often for the most current schedule.



Monday, January 13, 2014

  6:30 am             Media Credential Office Opens /

                                       Oakland Concourse

  8:00 am             Main Show Floor and Michigan                                        Hall Opens



  7:00-7:20 am     VDA-German Association
                              of the Automotive Industry /
                              Ambassador Ballroom
                              (new location), Room 360

7:20-7:40 am       Schaeffler Group /

                                Ambassador Ballroom

                                (new location), Room 360

7:15-7:25 am     NAIAS 2014 Welcome Ceremony/
                                 Atrium Stage

7:30-7:55 am     North American Car and Truck/

                             Utility of the Year Awards /
                             Atrium Stage

  8:10-8:35 am             Ford / Joe Louis Arena  

  8:50-9:15 am             Toyota / Main Show Floor

  9:25-9:50 am             Chrysler Group

10:00-10:25 am           Chevrolet  

10:35-11:00 am           Mercedes-Benz and smart

11:10-11:35 am           BMW

11:45 am-12:10 pm     Porsche  

12:20-12:45 pm           Volkswagen

12:55-1:20 pm             Audi   

  1:30-1:55 pm             MINI   

  2:05-2:30 pm             Bentley   

  2:40-3:05 pm             Honda  

  3:15-3:40 pm             Kia

  3:50-4:15 pm             Nissan

  4:25-4:50 pm             Hyundai          

  5:00-5:25 pm             Volvo

  5:35-6:00 pm             Panasonic / Room 330A




Tuesday, January 14, 2014

  6:30 am                    Media Credential Office Opens /

                                     Oakland Concourse

  6:30 am                    Main Show Floor and Michigan

                                      Hall Opens


  7:00-7:25 am            ZF / Main Show Floor

  7:35-8:00 am            DENSO / Main Show Floor

  8:10-8:35 am            Michelin / Main Show Floor

  8:45-9:10 am            Lexus / Room W-152 (former

                                      Riverview Ballroom)

  9:20-9:45 am            Infiniti

  9:55-10:20 am          Subaru

10:30-10:55 am          Cadillac

11:05-11:30 am          Acura  

11:40 am-12:05 pm    Tesla

12:15-12:40 pm          VL Automotive / Concourse

12:50-1:15 pm            Equus Automotive / Michigan Hall

  1:25-1:50 pm           VIA Motors / Main Show Floor

  2:00-2:25 pm          MetroBee / Concourse

  2:35-3:00 pm            PPG / Room 420A

  3:10-3:35 pm            Steel Market Development Institute /

                                      Room 356

  3:45-4:10 pm            The One Show's Automobile Advertising

                                      of the Year Awards / Atrium Stage

  4:20-4:45 pm            Michigan Economic Development Corp. /

                                      Location TBA                                      

  4:55-5:20 pm            EyesOn Design Panel Discussion / Atrium


  5:20-5:45 pm            EyesOn Design Awards / Atrium Stage

  5:45-7:00 pm            NAIAS Appreciation Reception / Atrium









SOURCE North American International Auto Show