DETROIT (Feb. 8, 2006) — The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), also called the “Detroit Auto Show,” drew 759,310 visitors to the Motor City over its nine-day run.
Officials for the show, which ran Jan. 15-23, said the event attracted 6,647 credentialed media representatives. Industry preview days, Jan. 11 and 12, attracted 34,881 attendees from 2,200 companies representing 23 countries. The show's Jan. 13 charity preview hosted 17,000 guests and raised $6.8 million for 11 local Detroit children's charities.
Additionally, the MSN.com autos Web page devoted to the Detroit show received 75 million page views and served 4.3 million video downloads.
“The North American International Auto Show proved once again that Detroit is truly the automotive capital of the world,” said Richard Genthe, senior co- chairman of the 2006 event. “Every year the NAIAS committee strives to bring forth a world-class, internationally renowned auto show. With 69 vehicle introductions we have once again hit our mark.”
Among those intros was the first Chinese-made car bound for North America, the Geely 7151 CK.
Organizers also announced that the 2007 auto show will take place Jan. 7-21 at COBO Center in Detroit.