DETROIT, Mich., Jan. 18, 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 American).
“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 led 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.”
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 Experience.