(Following the press days, Jan. 13-14, the 2014 North American International Auto Show will open to the public Jan.18-26, at Cobo Center in Detroit. Tickets for the public days are $13 for adults; $7 for senior citizens and children between 7-12 years old; and free for children 6 and under.)
More automakers using livestreaming to broadcast unveilings to anyone with a computer, tablet or smartphone
January 12, 2013, DETROIT — Just one more day before the first “press day” reveals at the 2014 North American International Auto Show.
This past week the media has been talking up just what to expect from both the foreign and domestic automakers. We’ve been reading the reports and checking in with the different car and truck makers, and while some reveals remain top secret, hush hush, there’s no doubt the anticipation is high. Here’s what we’re excited about today, but we’ll have more to share on Monday:
It’s just human nature – the fast and luxurious are always the first to catch your eye. The folks at General Motors (GM) and Chevy have a couple of surprises up their sleeves for the enthusiasts, and anyone else with a pulse, as they plan to reveal the all-new Chevrolet Racing Corvette, called the C7.R, and the 2015 Corvette Z06 on Monday. The audience at Cobo Center will be mostly media, but the rest of the world can watch Chevy pull back the covers from the comfort of their homes, offices or just about anywhere with a smartphone, as GM plans to livestream the unveilings at chevy.com/Z06reveal starting at 9:30 a.m.
Three new BMW models will make their debut at the Detroit show – the BMW 2 Series Coupe, which is a new model series for BMW, replacing the 1 Series Coupe, and what we are particular waiting to see, the BMW M3 Sedan and BMW M4 Coupe. According to a GTSpirit.com, a few lucky people who were on the street at the right time and place, saw the M4 Coupe being driven around in the melting snow this weekend around Cobo Center. See the pics at http://www.gtspirit.com/2014/01/11/2014-bmw-m4-spotted-on-the-streets-of-detroit/.
And then there’s the Lexus RC F Coupe, which is not its official name, but that’s coming soon. Now with only two doors, the company promises “uncompromising performance” and a lot of grit. We’ll see more when we get a closer look on Monday. The global reveal at the 2014 North American International Auto Show will also be streamed live online at www.lexus-int.com/. You can follow #AsphaltUp for details.
We love the classics, and Porsche says it’s bringing back one of its own with the Porsche 911 Targa concept during its press conference on Monday. “Echoing the design of the original 911 Targa of 1965, the new model features the distinctive Targa bar, a movable center roof section and a wrap-around rear window combined with innovative technical solutions that make it a true modern classic,” according to the press release.
Daimler AG will unveil on Sunday its all-new C-Class. But back to Monday, we can’t wait to see what the Ford Motor Company has done with F-150, as the Internet has been a buzz about plans to unveil the long-awaited 2015 model. And like Ford, Chrysler Group LLC is trying to keep things under cover. The company is inviting consumers and media alike to view live webcasts of their unveiling of an all-new Chrysler Brand vehicle on Monday as well from 9:25 a.m.-9:50 a.m. EST, webcast link: https://new.livestream.com/chryslerlive/Chrysler2014NAIAS.
Other unveilings expected at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show on Monday and Tuesday:
Volvo Concept XC Coupe
Audi Q1 Concept
Kia GT4 Stinger Concept
Nissan Sport Sedan Concept
2015 Honda Fit
2015 Subaru WRX STI
2015 Hyundai Genesis
VW Golf R
VW Electric Concept
2015 Audi A8
2015 Audi Q3
2014 Limited Scion Monogram Series
2014 Dodge Dart Blacktop
2014 Ram Mossy Oak
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