The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) that takes place in Detroit is the first major event of the year for the automotive industry.
In 2013, the show opens its doors on January 14 for the media and on the 19th for the public, who can visit the Cobo Center until the 27th and view all the new models on display.
Perhaps the most eagerly anticipated premiere is that of the all-new, seventh-generation Corvette. GM, however, has a second ace up its sleeve for the 2013 NAIAS: the world debut of the Cadillac ELR hybrid coupe, aka the production version of the Converj concept that was launched at the same event four years ago.
Germany's premium carmakers are also coming on strong – something only natural, since the U.S. market is extremely valuable to them.
BMW has chosen Detroit to preview its brand-new 4-Series, the coupe version of the 3-Series saloon that may be billed as a concept, but is effectively ready to enter production.
Munich's archrival, Mercedes-Benz, will premiere the CLA premium compact saloon and the heavily revised E-Class in both saloon and convertible form.
Their Japanese challengers won’t be outdone: Lexus will launch the third-generation IS sedan with a design that closely resembles the LF-CC concept while Infiniti has the Q50 executive saloon that replaces the G series.
Last, but not least, even though Ferrari decided to keep a hold on the F150 hypercar, visitors of the show will have the opportunity to see the new Maserati Quattroporte that spearheads the Trident’s assault in the luxury segment.
You can scroll down to view the cars that debuted at the 2013 Detroit Motor Show.
By Andrew Tsaousis