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2013-01-16 11:49

DETROIT SUCCESS REFLECTS CAR INDUSTRY: Jim Seavitt reported that 59 vehicles were introduced at the Detroit auto show (50 worldwide and nine in the US).

DETROIT, Michigan - Jim Seavitt, chairman of the 2013 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), said: "You walk on to the show floor, and immediately sense a renewed feeling of confidence in the automotive industry.

"It's clear that the industry is back, and the global manufacturers have saved their best for Detroit."

'I'M PROUD OF OUR SHOW'

Seavitt reported that 59 vehicles were introduced at the Detroit auto show (50 worldwide and nine in the US).

Seavitt said: "As expected, our media numbers remained strong overall, and actually increased internationally - a critical factor for a global show.

"We welcomed 5 212 media from 62 countries, including new entries from Namibia and Singapore. We also saw more registrations from out-of-state US media, which has lead to a significant increase in national coverage.

"For two days, people around the world have seen a steady stream of exciting images and news coverage representing a new day in the automotive industry. I am proud of our show; I'm proud of our city. It's been a very good couple of days."

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