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North American International Auto Show

11 January 2011 / /

The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) is an annual auto show held in Detroit, Michigan at Cobo Center. Approximately 4500 journalists from over 60 countries are attending the NAIAS, which features more than 30 worldwide debuts of vehicles by automotive manufacturers from around the world. All photos: ANP

Ford unveils new electrified vehicles during the press preview of the North American International Auto Show at the Cobo Center on January 10, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan.

GM's North America President Mark Reuss introduces the new 2012 Chevrolet Sonic Z-Spec concept at the North American International Auto Show on January 10, 2011

The new Chrysler 300 is presented at the media preview for the 2011 North American International Auto Show at Cobo Arena in Detroit, Michigan, USA 10 January 2011.

The Audi A6 is introduced at the media preview for the 2011 North American International Auto Show at Cobo Arena in Detroit, Michigan, USA 10 January 2011.

The Ford Motor Company, introduces the C-MAX concept car during the first press preview day at the 2011 North American International Auto Show January 10, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan.

Porsche unveils the new 918 sports car during the first press preview day at the 2011 North American International Auto Show January 10, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan.

Mercedes-Benz introduces the SLS AMG E-Cell car during the press preview of the North American International Auto Show at the Cobo Center on January 10, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan.

MINI Concept car debuts at The North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, USA, 10 January 2011.

Ferrari 458 Italia sits on display at The North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, USA, 10 January 2011.

Hyundai introduces the new Curb concept vehicle during the press preview of the North American International Auto Show at the Cobo Center on January 10, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan.

A Lexus vehicle is shown at the 2011 North American International Auto Show January 10, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan.

The new Jeep Compass is revealed at the 2011 North American International Auto Show January 10, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan.

The Ford Vertrek concept vehicle is introduced at the media preview for the 2011 North American International Auto Show at Cobo Arena in Detroit, Michigan, USA 10 January 2011.

Two of the new Mercedes Benz C Class vehicles are shown at a Mercedes Benz event the night before the official start of the 2011 North American International Auto Show January 9, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan.

The new Porsche 918 RSY is reveiled to the media at the 2011 North American International Auto Show January 10, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan.

Car of the Year, the Chevrolet Volt sits on display at the media preview for the 2011 North American International Auto Show at Cobo Arena in Detroit, Michigan, USA 10 January 2011.

The Mercedes SLS AMG E-Cell car is looked over by the press at the North American International Auto Show at the Cobo Center on January 10, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan.

The Audi A6 Hybrid is seen during the press preview of the North American International Auto Show at the Cobo Center on January 10, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan.

The new MINI Paceman Concept vehicle makes its debut at the 2011 North American International Auto Show being held at the Cobo Center January 10, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan.

The Tesla Roadster electric sports car on display during the first press preview day at the 2011 North American International Auto Show January 10, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan.

Daniel F. Akerson, Chairman and CEO, General Motors, poses with the 2011 Chevrolet Sonic Z-spec concept car during the first press preview day at the 2011 North American International Auto Show January 10, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan.

Tesla presents an "engineering view" of their Model S sedan showing the underlying technology during the first press preview day at the 2011 North American International Auto Show January 10, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan.

The Honda 2012 Civic concept car is unveiled during the first press preview day at the 2011 North American International Auto Show January 10, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan.

A solar panel is integrated into Chinese automaker BYD's F3BD, a hybrid vehicle at the company's display at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan January 10, 2011.

The engine compartment of the Mercedes SLS AMG E-Cell automobile is displayed at the media preview for the 2011 North American International Auto Show at Cobo Arena in Detroit, Michigan, USA 10 January 2011.

The interior of the Mercedes SLS AMG E-Cell automobile is displayed at the media preview for the 2011 North American International Auto Show at Cobo Arena in Detroit, Michigan.

The interior of the Buick Verano at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan January 10, 2011.

The interior of the 2012 Buick Verano is seen after its premiere during the media preview at The North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, USA, 10 January 2011.

Prius V midsize hybrid-electric car sits on display at The North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, USA, 10 January 2011.

The interior of the Kia KV7 concept van is presented at the media preview for the 2011 North American International Auto Show at Cobo Arena in Detroit, Michigan, USA 10 January 2011

The interior of the new Audi A6 hybrid is seen after its introduction at the media preview for the 2011 North American International Auto Show at Cobo Arena in Detroit, Michigan, USA 10 January 2011.

Audi introduces the new A6 Hybrid during the press preview of the North American International Auto Show at the Cobo Center on January 10, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan.

MINI Concept car debuts at The North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, USA, 10 January 2011.

The Kia KV7 concept van is presented at the media preview for the 2011 North American International Auto Show at Cobo Arena in Detroit, Michigan, USA 10 January 2011.

The 2011 Chevrolet Sonic Z-spec concept car is presented during the first press preview day at the 2011 North American International Auto Show January 10, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. Chevrolet will celebrate their 100th Anniversary in 2011.

The SMART exhibit is shown at the 2011 North American International Auto Show January 10, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan.

Hyun-soon Lee (C), Vice Chairman and Chief Technology Officer of Hyundai-Kia Motor Company, H.K. Lee (L), Vice Chairman of Kia Motors and B.M. Ahn (R), Group President and CEO of Kia Motors of America laughing at the excuse for a car pictured above