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2013 Detroit auto show dates announced

Wed, 21 Mar 2012 00:00:00 -0700

The 2013 Detroit auto show will be held a week later than the 2012 show, organizers announced on Tuesday.

The press preview is set for Jan. 14-15 and will be followed by the industry preview on Jan. 16-17. As usual, the show will open to the public after the charity preview, which is to be held on Jan. 18. The public show will run Jan. 19-27.

Show chairman Jim Seavitt says that the move will put more distance between the show and the winter holidays, making it more attractive to attendees.

The move also leaves a week between the North American International Auto Show and next year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. This year, the two events were held simultaneously, resulting in heart-wrenching conflicts for automakers, journalists and display-booth professionals.




By Rory Carroll