Detroit — More than 100,000 people on Saturday attended the North American International Auto Show, making it one of the best attended opening days in five years, organizers said.
Organizers of the extravaganza at Cobo Center said attendance was 106,560, an increase of 3,434 over last year. More than 500 new vehicles are on display at the show that lasts through Jan. 26.
“Everyone feels good about where the auto industry is today," show chairman Bob Shuman, said in released remarks. “The auto show is a reflection of the industry as evidenced by the fabulous automotive technology, amazing new exhibit architecture, and tremendous confidence on display inside Cobo Center. Look around —you can see it and you can feel it.”
Tickets are $13 for adults and $7 for those 7-12 years old and those 65 and older. Children younger than 6 are free when accompanied by a parent or guardian. For show hours and more information, go to naias.com.