Guide to the 2017 Detroit auto show

DETROIT - The 2017 North American International Auto Show (more commonly called the Detroit auto show) is here. Here are key dates, expected new vehicle reveals, and everything you need to know about attending this year's show. (See a live stream from the show floor here.)

Key Dates 

NAIAS 2017 opens with the media preview on Monday, Jan. 9. The show opens with the announcement of the North American Car and Truck of the Year award winners. Automakers then take turns unveiling new models for the national and international press. (More on the media days and expected new-car reveals below.) 

Local 4's Rod Meloni will report on all major news from the show, and WDIV aired a Dateline Detroit auto show special on Jan. 9, 2017. 

Industry preview days are Jan. 11-12. 

The Gallery, featuring high-end cars worth more than $7 million, was Saturday, Jan. 7 at MGM Grand Casino.  

Automobil-D, a new conference during NAIAS, is Jan. 9-12. It features startups in autonomous driving, connected car technologies, e-mobility, mobility services and urban mobility. More on Automobil-D here.

The 2017 Charity Preview is Friday, Jan. 13. The gala event at Cobo Hall opens the floor up to the public -- though for a hefty ($400) ticket price that benefits nonprofits serving children of all ages. The Beach Boys are performing this year.

The auto show opens to the public on Saturday, Jan. 14 and runs through Sunday, Jan. 22. The show draws upwards of 800,000 people per year, making it the largest annual event in Detroit, by far. 

Hours for the public show are 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. most days, except Jan. 22, when it's 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. No admittance one hour before the show closes. Tickets are $13 for adults, $7 for seniors and children ages 7-12, and free for children under 7. More info, and e-tickets, available here.


At least 40 new vehicles are expected to revealed during media days at NAIAS this year. Among the new rumored vehicles include: 

  • 2018 Toyota Camry 
  • GMC Terrain 
  • 2018 Chevrolet Traverse 
  • Audi Q8
  • Infinit QX50
  • Volkswagon I.D.
  • 2018 Mercedes-Benz-E-Class Coupe
  • 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA
  • 2018 Lexus LS
  • 2018 Kia GT(Stinger)
  • 2018 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
  • 2018 Honda Odyssey 

See our complete coverage of NAIAS 2017 here.

Planning your visit 

Planning to attend the show? Here's what you need to know: 

Ticket info: Buy e-tickets here and get info on group pricing here.

Parking: Expect to pay about $20 to park near Cobo, but you can save a lot of money parking along the PeopleMover route and taking the train to Cobo.

NAIAS app: Get the NAIAS app for info on the show, push alerts, and planning your visit. 

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