2008 NAIAS introductions to exceed 50

NAIAS INTRODUCTIONS TO EXCEED 50 Will Come in Green in Every Shade with a Dash of Red-Hot Performance DETROIT, Jan. 11, 2008 -- With the doors of Cobo Center about to open for the North American International Auto Show's Preview Days, ...

NAIAS INTRODUCTIONS TO EXCEED 50
Will Come in Green in Every Shade with a Dash of Red-Hot Performance

DETROIT, Jan. 11, 2008 -- With the doors of Cobo Center about to open for the North American International Auto Show's Preview Days, automakers are revealing what vehicles they will be introducing.

Show organizers expect that more than 50 concept cars and production vehicles will make their worldwide or North American debut at the show.

"We are expecting a very strong show," said Carl Galeana, senior show chairman for the NAIAS 2008. "Of the debuts planned that we know of -- and there are sure to be some surprises -- more than 75 percent are worldwide unveilings with some real blockbuster vehicles that will grab everyone's attention."

Green in every shade will be a dominate theme of this year's show. Automakers are displaying an array of environmentally friendly technologies, including extremely efficient gasoline motors, diesel engines, hybrids of all sorts and variations on those themes.

Sprinkled among the green vehicles will be red-hot performance cars as well.

In between, automakers will unveil work trucks and new ideas for family transportation.

Here is the latest list of vehicles being introduced, with some behind kept secret by manufacturers:

WORLDWIDE PRODUCTION
Audi TTS
BMW X6
BMW 1-Series Convertible
BMW X5 xDrive35d
BMW 3335d
Cadillac Escalade Hybrid
Cadillac CTS-V
Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
Chevrolet Impala
Dodge Ram
Ford F-150
Honda Pilot
Hyundai Genesis
Kia Borrego
Mazda RX-8
Saturn Vue Green Line 2-Mode
Toyota Venza
Subaru Forester

WORLDWIDE CONCEPT
Chrysler ecoVoyager
Dodge ZEO
Jeep Renegade
Fisker
Ford Explorer America
Ford Verve
Hummer HX
Lamborghini
Lincoln
Mazda Furai
Mercedes-Benz Vision GLK BLUETEC
Mitsubishi Concept-RA
Nissan Forum
Saab 9-4X BioPower
Saturn Flextreme
Toyota A-BAT

NORTH AMERICAN PRODUCTION
Maserati

NORTH AMERICAN CONCEPT
Buick Riviera
Citroen C-SportLounge
Dodge Hornet
Honda CR-Z
Mazda Taiki concept Mazda5 Hydrogen RE Hybrid
Nissan Effis
Suzuki X-HEAD
Suzuki SXForce
Suzuki X4 WRC

-credit: naias

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