The 2014 North American International Auto Show at Cobo Hall in Detroit, kicks off this week with Press Preview consisting of many journalists from around the world and over 50 vehicle unveilings. This year celebrates 25 years of putting Detroit’s show on the global map of major car shows. Overall there will be 35 brands from 16 automakers which will display more than 700 vehicles.
Monday General Motors came away with the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray winning the North American Car of the Year and the Chevrolet Silverado winning Truck of the Year. This is the first time Chevrolet has won both awards in the same year. And Ford launched its new-generation aluminum F-150 which lost a considerable amount of weight- 800 lbs. With this weight reduction The F-150’s fuel efficiency will be raised by 5 miles per gallon. That means 22 mpg city and 28 mpg highway.
The all-new 2015 Ford Mustang is making quite a buzz also. It is celebrating its 50th anniversary and will have a bunch of new design cues and a leading edge independent rear suspension to give some quick moves. It is speculated at being the best Mustang ever.
There is also plenty of news for the more affluent crowd. Mercedes will bring a new C-Class, the flagship car. With new entry point to Mercedes being the very popular and top seller CLA, the C-Class will get a bit bigger and more luxurious. Audi has also been a luxury brand on fire. They will reveal a concept they are calling the Q1 which will be an all new small crossover coming in 2016; an even smaller utility vehicle than Audi’s Q3.
Even through Detroit’s bankruptcy and the work it took to convince car companies and the media that the show will be as good if not better than before, will prove once more that Detroit is resilient and will show the world it is a great and powerful place.
Friday, January 17 is the Charity preview. This gala has raised $91 million for southeast Michigan children’s charities over the years, including $3.9 million last year, when 13,069 attended the party. This year the party will feature Sheryl Crow as the musical guest. The show will then open to the public Saturday, January 18.
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