High turnout at Detroit auto showJanuary 24th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Chicago, Jan 24 (IANS) Over 800,000 people attended this year’s Detroit auto show, said a media report.
Officials said the nine-day public portion of the 2012 North American International Auto Show closed Sunday in Detroit with the highest total attendance since 2005, according to Detroit News.
Including non-public days, more than 800,000 people attended this year’s Detroit auto show. Attendance Jan 14 topped 92,000, the biggest opening day crowd in five years, reported Xinhua.
This year’s Detroit auto show featured more than 500 vehicles from 54 manufacturers, including dozens of worldwide premiers, and about 165 exhibits.
“People want to feel good again about the industry, which is now obviously in a better place than it was a few years ago,” said 2012 auto show chairman Bill Perkins in a statement.
Perkins said the show brings in many out-of-state and foreign visitors with an estimated $400 million economic impact to southeast Michigan in January.
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