DETROIT | No-shows for auto shows? Detroit and others aim to retool
DETROIT—Jan 15, 2019— At first glance, this year’s edition of the North American International Auto Show might look like any other from the past: Gleaming vehicles, bright lights and flashy displays trying to lure spectators to their offerings.
But after traversing Cobo Center’s massive exhibition space and ticking off the automakers, you’ll notice what’s not there: namely BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Audi or Mazda.
Those brands had been mainstays of the Motor City’s celebration of the auto industry, which opens to the public on Saturday.