by REINA ARISTA
The Detroit Auto Show attracted approximately 815,575 visitors this year at the renovated Cobo Center. The Detroit Auto show was held January 11-15 where more than forty cars, trucks, and crossovers were displayed.
The Company, Lexus, showed off the LC 500, a blue shiny sport coupe bringing back an inspirational look from a few years ago. Akio Toyoda, the president of Toyota, is determined to insure that the car not be defined as “boring” and to make it a wow factor.The LC 500 intent is to help Lexus dominate other competitors, especially the German luxury company, Mercedes-Benz. Mercedes-Benz displayed its all-new improved, mid-ranged E-Class sedan and has been one the leading competitors, distributing most of the company’s popular products in the U.S.
The Best Future Concept award was given to Bryan Nesbitt, the executive director of Global Design, and Elizabeth Wetzel, the Director Of Interior Design and Halt Ware, Director Of The Exterior Design by Nolan Finley, the page’s editor. “This award is special because this is the Motor City and it was decided by people who reside here – alongside many of the men and women who poured their hearts and soul into this concept,” says Nesbitt. Ki-Jang Malone, a student that got a chance to get in an Audi S5 Cabriolet and has been coming to the show consecutively says, “I like the sleekness and the new technology in the cars like the wireless.”
According to the North American Auto Show, the Detroit Auto show did exponentially well this year, finishing with approximately 104,263 visitors on Sunday.