By all accounts, the 2014 North American International Auto Show is one for the ages. As editor and photographer for Motor City Project, I have had the pleasure of attending and covering the event for the last 5 years. The goal of the Motor City Project is to promote Detroit, its people, events and, of course, its car culture, which is truly second to none. Certainly Detroit has had its ups and downs; in fact, in 2008 there was speculation that NAIAS could be leaving Detroit altogether. The wealth of product releases, exciting concepts reveals and engaging displays really accentuate how far the auto industry has come in just a few short years.
Below are some highlights of this year’s event.
Chevrolet and Ford went all out at this year’s NAIAS by introducing the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 and 2015 Ford F150, respectively. These are long awaited reveals for two of their most popular and iconic models.
[Ford Mustang Photo]
The all-new 2015 Ford Mustang is also on display. This will give many attendees their first opportunity to check it out.
One of the NAIAS concept vehicles that everyone is talking about is the Toyota FT-1 Concept, or as some are calling it, the “next supra.”
The Kia Stinger GT4 Concept vehicle is smooth and stylish. We are looking forward to seeing how this translates to a production model.
Nissan brought some excellent vehicles to display, including the jaw dropping Sport Sedan Concept.
Cadillac continues to excite with the introduction of the 2015 ATS Coupe. The Cadillac emblem has also been given a refresh and will be available on models sometime in mid-2014.
Though not a release per se, we could not take our eyes off of this SRT Viper with an incredible matte finish.
The North American Auto Show in Detroit, Mich., is open to the public starting tomorrow, January
18, through Sunday, January 26. For more information, please visit: http://www.naias.com/
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