Detroit’s Last January NAIAS Is Underway

The North American International Auto Show opens to the public at Detroit’s Cobo Center Saturday.  Hundreds of thousands of attendees are expected to walk through the venue over the next several week to see the newest cars and trucks and to get a glimpse of the industry’s future.

Adrienne Roberts is an automotive reporter for the Wall Street Journal.  She spoke with WDET’s Jerome Vaughn about the media preview week and her expectations for Detroit’s final January auto show.

We’re just looking to see what trends are going on in the industry,” says Roberts.

It’s really interesting because everyone is driving sport utility vehicles and trucks, and we’re seeing a lot of high performance sports cars being unveiled, like the Toyota Supra.  So it’s an interesting time when you’re wondering, ‘Who’s going to buy these?’ as the market is 70% SUVs and trucks.”

The North American International Auto Show runs through January 27th at Cobo Center in Detroit.

Click the audio player above to listen to Adrienne Roberts’ interview with Jerome Vaughn.

Image credit: Jerome Vaughn

About the Author

Jerome Vaughn

News Director & WDET Host, All Things Considered

Jerome Vaughn joined WDET in 1992 to help chronicle Detroit’s comeback and let people around the world know the truth about his hometown.

jvaughn@wdet.org   Follow @jvdet

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