DETROIT, Mich., Jan. 15, 2013 - "You walk on to
the show floor, and immediately sense a renewed feeling of
confidence in the automotive industry," said a smiling Jim Seavitt,
chairman, 2013 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS).
"It's clear that the industry is back, and the global manufacturers
have saved their best for Detroit."
As the exciting two-day Press Preview comes to a close, Seavitt
reported that 59 vehicles were introduced (50 worldwide; 9 North
"As expected, our media numbers remained strong overall, and
actually increased internationally - a critical factor for a global
show," said Seavitt. "We welcomed 5,212 media from 62 countries,
including new entries from Namibia and Singapore. We also saw more
registrations from out-of-state U.S. media, which has lead to a
significant increase in national coverage."
"For two days, people around the world have seen a steady stream
of exciting images and news coverage representing a new day in the
automotive industry," added Seavitt. "I am proud of our show; I'm
proud of our city. It's been a very good couple of days."
Up next for NAIAS: Industry Preview, Jan. 16-17; Charity
Preview, Jan. 19; and Public Show, Jan.
For more information contact Rohatynski-Harlow Public Relations,
LLC, Joe Rohatynski or Marc Harlow at 248.643.2450, or NaiasMedia2013@roharpr.com.
NAIAS 2013 would like to welcome its Premier Sponsors: Delta Air
Lines, DENSO, Johnson Controls, KPMG, Michigan Economic Development
Corporation, Michelin and ZF Group, as well as its Official
Sponsors: AutoTrader.com, MSN
Autos, Panasonic Automotive, and Schaeffler. Charter One / RBS
Citizens serves as Presenting Sponsor of Charity Preview. AISIN
joins NAIAS as Title Sponsor of the AISIN Drive Green