A lot of new concept cars were introduced to the media at the 2011 North American International Auto Show on January 10, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. Approximately 4500 journalists from over 60 countries were attending the NAIAS, which features more than 30 worldwide debuts of vehicles by automotive manufacturers from around the world.
The 2011 North American International Auto Show is in a decidedly upbeat mood. After two years of somber shows, automakers are rolling out new products and showcasing an unusual level of variety and innovation. And they’re bullish about how consumers will respond to all those new choices. IHS Global Insight predicts US consumers will buy 13.1 million cars this year, up from around 11.5 million last year.
The plug-in Chevrolet Volt was named North American Car of the Year at the Detroit Auto Show on Monday. The Ford Explorer was voted Truck of the Year in the awards handed out during the media preview days at the auto show. The North American car and truck of the year awards are voted on by a jury of up to 50 automotive journalists from the United States and Canada.