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2005 Detroit Auto Show: Preview
The 2005 North American International Auto Show will be bigger and better than ever. It's known as the premier event for displaying new automobiles in the home of the Motor City.
For the third year in a row, AmericaJR.com will be Broadcasting Live from the Press Days -- January 9-11, 2005. Six members of our web team will be on the show floor taking pictures, holding interviews and checking out all the hot new cars and trucks. We are all excited!! Read Our Press Release.
The Year 2004 in Review
The year 2004 has been amazing for us at AmericaJR.com. We broke our record by surpassing the half a million visitor mark. We have a boatload of local sponsors that support us. We have started a FREE email service that's taking off. We've given away more prizes to more people in the community.
At last year's auto show, I did an exclusive article about the Toyota Scion. I was the only journalist in the world to step foot and actually sit inside the vehicle. My work made it into a college essay. You just never know where your story is going to show up. Read the college essay here.
Here's some statistics from the 2004 Detroit Auto Show in January. It was the 16th International Show and 88th Overall Detroit Show. Seventy three different automakers were represented. There was 79 new vehicle introductions. The public attendance was 808,833. The charity preview raised another $7 million for 11 Detroit area charities with an attendance of 17,500. Source: NAIAS.com
The 2004 NAIAS Car of the Year award went to the Toyota Prius. The Truck of the Year was the Ford F-150.
Last January, Ford introduced a remake of the 1965 Bronco. They also debuted the "Five Hundred." Their Ford Escape production model was on display and it's now in the showroom. Chevrolet brought out their new Corvette. Toyota introduced the Scion TC. Chrysler brought us the PT Cruise Convertible.
A Look Into the 2005 Auto Show
The NAIAS has changed it's local TV sponsor from WXYZ 7 (abc) to WDIV 4 (nbc). It will be totally different with a complete different lineup of personalities. The NAIAS has teamed up with NBC Sports. The national network will broadcast LIVE from the show floor with it's NASCAR broadcast team: Allen Bestwick, Wally Dallenbach and Bennie Parsons. It will be held on Sunday, January 23, 2005, the last day.
Mercedes will debut it's new SMART brand. It will be targeted to the youth, college kids and high schoolers. The first model in the brand will be the Formore. It will be in showrooms by the end of 2006. There should be 80 Smart dealers by 2005.
Volvo is going to have a worldwide debut of it's 3CC in Detroit. It's been winning awards at the Micheline Challenge Bibendum this fall in Shanghai, China. It stands for three seater concept car. The 3CC that you will see in Detroit is going to have an electric motor.
Mitsubishi will uncover their new midsize truck, the Raider. It will be similar to the Dodge Dakota. It will be making a worldwide debut at the 2005 Detroit Auto Show.
Ford is going to show off their new Fusion concept car. It will be midsize to compete with the Mazda6. Look for the new Ford F-150 Harley, Lincoln Zephyr and Mark LT. They will have several other new cars on display as well.
Chevrolet is going to have a worldwide debut of their Corvette Z06. They will also unveil the new Monte Carlo coupe.
Dodge is going to show off it's new Charger. It's a remake of the 1960s muscle-car. It will appear in showrooms in 2005.
Audi is going to have several unveilings. First will be the A6 Avant station wagon, the A3 Sportback and the A4 sedan and wagon.
Hyundai is going to show off a new concept car, still secret. They will show their new Sonata sedan which appears in dealer showrooms in the beginning of 2005.
Aston Martin will premiere it's Vanquish S V12. It's being called the fasted Aston Martin ever. This will be something you will see in the movies. It's going to have 520 horsepower with a maximum speed of over 200 mph.
Fasten your seats belts and get in the drivers seat for the 2005 North American International Auto Show. At AmericaJR.com, we strive in giving you the most complete coverage possible. We will be conducting interviews with the experts, the people who designed and built the cars that your going to see.
Once again, AmericaJR.com will Broadcast LIVE from the 2005 Detroit Auto Show Press Week and Industry Preview Days.
We will bring you the most comprehensive coverage ever with interviews, reviews and the best pictures around. It's all from AmericaJR.com -- Detroit's #1 Website.
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