40 Vehicle Reveals, Luxury Vehicle Dinner Planned for 2016 Auto Show


More than 40 vehicles will be revealed leading up to the 2016 North American International Auto Show in January, along with events such as a dinner featuring exotic and luxury vehicles at the MGM Grand Detroit and an industry preview for automotive analysts and engineers.

"Attendees to the 2016 NAIAS will see the most global reveals of any auto show in North America, and will experience them amidst automaker exhibits that are either completely new or significantly enhanced for the upcoming show,” says Paul Sabatini, chairman of the 2016 NAIAS.

At NAIAS, held at Cobo Center in downtown Detroit, Dearborn-based Ford Motor Co. will have a larger booth compared to previous years, while the Lincoln brand will occupy space within the luxury vehicle area of the show.

Leading up to the show, which opens to the public on Jan. 16, there will be a dinner called The Gallery on Jan. 9, featuring more than $7 million worth of vehicles on display and dinner prepared by Chef Wolfgang Puck.

Sabatini says an industry preview exhibition will be held Jan. 13-14, with 35,000 automotive experts expected to attend from 2,000 companies. The 2016 black-tie Charity Preview will be held, from 6-9 p.m. Jan. 15 with Axalta Coating Systems as the presenting sponsor.

Sabatini says he expects more than 800,000 people will attend NAIAS.

2016 NAIAS Dates: 

The Gallery: Jan. 9

Press Preview: Jan. 11-12

Industry Preview: Jan. 13-14

Charity Preview: Jan. 15

Public Show: Jan. 16-24