As is tradition, the 2012 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) kicked off the automotive calendar in Detroit. Unseasonably warm climes greeted visitors to the Cobo Center, as did a renewed enthusiasm and gusto with the show. Returning faces, in the form of Nissan, eight major concept and production unveils from the domestic manufacturers and more floor space at the show were all symbolic of a returning confidence in the auto industry.
North America's biggest auto show may still be a fraction of its former glory days, but the 24th running of the NAIAS was certainly a step in the right direction.
This year's highlights include the return of an icon in the Acura NSX, Ford's new global sedan, the Fusion, as well as the Dodge Dart, Lincoln MKZ, Cadillac ATS, a duo of concepts from Chevrolet in the TRU140S and CODE140R, Lexus's stunning LF-Lc concept and Chrysler's vision of the Minivan in the 700C.
Our coverage of the event can be found at CDNLive: Detroit