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Detroit Auto Show
Fast Facts

When: September 13-24, 2023
Where: Huntington Place (formerly
Cobo Center, and TCF Center)
Tickets: $20, kids $10
Getting there: Detroit People Mover

It's the hottest ticket to see the latest new car concepts and updates to popular car models

And it only happens in Detroit.

Watch for this year's show opening when it returns to Huntington Place from Saturday, September 16 to Sunday, September 24, 2023.

Although canceled in recent years due to COVID safety protocols, the Detroit Auto Show was back and better than ever last year -- sporting a new logo, a new format, and a Fall opening (rather than its traditional January slot.)

Watch this year as Stellantis, General Motors, Ford, and Jeep  unveil new or "facelifted" models during the 2023 show.

The big news? This year's Detroit Auto Show will also feature the debut of the the Alef Flying Car, the first to be approved by the FAA. Its all-electric deign allows it to take-off vertically in traffic jams, can run for more than 200 miles on a single charge while its compact size makes it street legal -- for a heart-stopping price tag of only $300,000!

Tesla, after not making the scene at the Detorit Auto Show since 2015, will also be returning most likely with its much-touted Cybertruck.

Meanwhile, keep it here for updates as another new spin is put on the 2023 Detroit Auto Show, the 'granddaddy' of American car shows, celebrating its 116th anniversary.

The Alef Flying Car debuts at this year's Detroit Auto Show.

Detroit Auto Show ticket information:

  • Adults: $20

  • Seniors: $12 (65 and older)

  • Children: $10 (7-12 years old; 6 and under free with a parent or guardian)

  • Family Pass: $50 (2 adults, 3 children)

DID YOU KNOW? Detroit Auto Show fun facts

• The Detroit Auto Show has been held in Detroit every year since 1907, expect during World War II. Through the years, the show has moved from various locations before settling into its permanent home in 1965 at the Cobo Center.

detroit auto show 1965
1965: Detroit Auto Show moves to the
Cobo Center (now Huntington Place).

• It's always been popularly known as the Detroit Auto Show, but its official name is the North American International Auto Show. The name change was announced in 1989 when show organizers wanted to attract more international car makers.

• The Detroit Auto Show actually begins a week prior to the public opening. The first two days are for industry press only, followed by two days when auto insiders get a chance to preview the latest car models. There is also a charity preview day when all ticket proceeds go to Detroit charitable causes. The following day, the doors officially open to the public.

• The Detroit Auto Show is actually two shows in one. While major attention is given to new makes and models coming off the assembly line, a different spotlight shines on concept cars that show off advances in car design, safety, performance and computer technology.

• Each year, a panel of journalists judges new entries that are eligible to win the 'Oscars' of the auto industry, the North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year Awards.

More about the Detroit Auto Show around the Web:

As we wait for what's coming down the road , check out the latest buzz from Detroit for all the latest news, ticket information, exhibit maps and schedule.

And if you're traveling to the show, cruise around for more info on Detroit tourism and accommodation info plus show history, photos and trivia especially geared for the diehard new car junkie ...

2023 North American International Auto Show - The official site with late breaking news, press releases and photo archive along with online ticket purchase and times, driving directions, hotel and parking info, exhibit map and links to major exhibitors, Detroit Auto Show trivia, factoids, and history.

Detroit Auto Show - Detroit News Online - As show time nears, watch for special reports from the digital version of the print paper with what to watch for, ticket information, sneak previews, editorials and reviews.

Cobo Center - The official home of the Detroit Auto Show with easy access to directions, the best way to get there, parking, nearby attractions, and lots more.

North American International Auto Show - Wikipedia - Broad overview of what happens in Detroit each year with lists of new entries & concept by year dating back to 1989.

A Car Shopper's Guide to Auto Shows - Check out expert tips on avoiding the weekend crowds, what questions to ask, how to score a test drive and related advice for making the most out of your visit, from

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