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Global Product Reveals Lead to Strong Auto Show Open

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DETROIT -- Jan. 18, 2015: 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: