North American International Auto Show

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NAIAS 2005, near the Audi exhibit.

The North American International Auto Show (previously called the Detroit Auto Show) is an annual automobile show (or auto show) that occurs every year in Detroit, Michigan. The first auto show occurred in Detroit in 1907 at Beller's Beer Garden at Riverside Park and has been held every year except 1943-1952. It was renamed the North American International Auto Show in 1989. Since 1965, it has been held at Cobo Center where it occupies 1 million square feet (93,000 m²) of floor space. It is the largest regular auto show in the United States. The show is particularly important because Detroit is the location of the headquarters of the Big Three American automakers.

The show begins with press preview days, industry preview days and a charity preview event. The charity preview, which raises money for local children's charities, in 2004 attracted 17,500 people at $400 a ticket and raised $7 million in total. 30,000 people from 20 countries attended the industry previews in 2004 and over 6,500 credentialed press from 66 countries. Over 800,000 attended during the days the show was open to the general public in 2004. It is estimated that the show provides over $500 million to the local economy.

The NAIAS is the only auto show in the United States sanctioned by the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d'Automobiles.

2005

The 2005 show saw the following important introductions:

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