The 2015 North American International Auto Show is Here!
By: Ryan O'Bleness
January 14, 2015
It is essentially Christmas again for car lovers everywhere, as the North American International Auto Show returns to the Cobo Center for its 2015 installment. The show opens up to the public this Saturday, Jan. 17 and goes until Sunday, Jan. 25.
As usual, this year’s show is set to unveil a plethora of new vehicles, and there will be more than 500 vehicles total on display! It is surely an exciting time for the automotive industry and car enthusiasts.
Chevrolet is certainly active at the auto show, as it unveiled a pair of electric cars during the Press Preview this week: the 2016 Volt and the brand new Bolt EV. Both cars are highly anticipated and revolutionizing electric vehicles.
The 2016 Volt offers a sleeker, sporty design for the electric car. It provides 50 miles worth of EV range, and its efficient propulsion system offers an estimated 400-mile total driving range. The new Volt is also equipped with stronger acceleration.
The highly-touted Bolt is expected to cost around $30,000—which is almost unheard of for long-range electric cars. It is designed to offer more than 200 miles of range. The Bolt could potentially be on the market in 18 months.
Also keeping Chevy busy is the Colorado, which was named as “Best Pickup Truck of 2015” by Cars.com at a ceremony during the show on Tuesday evening. The award adds to the Colorado’s already impressive trophy case, including 2015 Motor Trend Truck of the Year.
The prestigious show offers a lot to do, including ongoing activities, such as a multiple-day blood drive hosted by the American Red Cross, parade of cars, family days and a signing session by Detroit Tigers catcher Alex Avila.
Tickets for adults cost $13 per person. Seniors ages 65 and older, and children ages 7 to 12 pay $7 (children ages 6 and under are free with a parent or guardian).
Whether you are a casual car fan, an industry leader, a reporter or anything in between, then the NAIAS is the place for you. It is a Detroit staple and is rooted into the blue collar, hard-working and innovative persona that makes up the city of Detroit. If you have a chance to get to Downtown Detroit at all this month, then it is highly recommended you attend the show.