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:
BMW 1-Series Convertible
BMW X5 xDrive35d
Cadillac Escalade Hybrid
Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
Saturn Vue Green Line 2-Mode
Ford Explorer America
Mercedes-Benz Vision GLK BLUETEC
Saab 9-4X BioPower
NORTH AMERICAN PRODUCTION
NORTH AMERICAN CONCEPT
Mazda Taiki concept Mazda5 Hydrogen RE Hybrid
Suzuki X4 WRC