The 2012 Detroit Auto Show is off to a galloping start. Organizers estimate more than 750,000 people are expected to show up to take in the newest hardware from the world's automakers. Sunday saw 102,918 people attend the exhibition, which is an increase of more than 3,800 people from last year. Likewise, Saturday turned out to be the largest opening day for the Detroit Auto Show in five years. All told, 195,024 people strolled through Cobo hall to take in the sights. This year, the show features more than 500 vehicles, so there's plenty to see.

And it's not just wild exotics and far-flung concepts, either. With key new reveals like the Dodge Dart, Ford Fusion and Cadillac ATS, visitors can take in models they can expect to see on the sho room floor within a few short months. Be sure to check out the roundup of our show coverage as well as our top five editor's picks if you missed them.


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      AMG THIS
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      The anti Detroit posters on here all have ip addresses from South Korea....Hmmm...
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        caddy-v
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        They were a mere 200 yards from the service entrance when they were recalled.
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        adam1keith1980
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        The Honda/Acura debuts were non-events.
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      budwsr25
      • 2 Years Ago
      This years show was boring. All of the displays were oversized to fill the Hall. Dancing hamsters on a big screen and Ken block doing donuts also on a big screen is stupid . If you haven't gone yet don't waste your time going down stairs. I don't understand why they put the Mobility Center in the Michigan Hall. That was poor planning. The Pure Michigan Ride and Drive Track is just a bunch of cones. The landscaping is gone. The show looked like all they did was pull cars from area dealerships and put them on display. Such a waste. Lets see what happends next year when the economy crashes again this summer when gas prices hit the expected $5.00 mark by memorial day. Why isn't autoblog talking about that story?
        LUSTSTANG S-197
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        @budwsr25
        You sound a little spoiled. As a car enthusiast, I would have loved to have gone to the Detroit Auto Show. I would have been falling all over myself checking out the concepts while eager to see what's to debut in the next few years. I can tell you right now that I wouldn't be obsessing over such mundane details like which hall something is on. I would enjoy the experience. Heck, seeing the new Mustang and Dart in person would make it all worth the while for me. BTW, do you have anything to back up your claims about $5.00 gas and the economy crashing again? People have been making similar predictions for 3 years now, and nothing really drastic has occurred in that time. You should try actually acknowledging optimism, or any signs of it such as this news, instead of always looking for the doom and gloom in everything.
          Jason Allen
          • 2 Years Ago
          @LUSTSTANG S-197
          I'm a bit embarassed to say I saw ABC news mention a couple (believeable) reasons why gas should be at $5 a gallon by Memorial day. But even so the economy has turned the corner and will be better able to withstand that kind of blow vs late 2008 in to '09. Knock on wood!
          ThugNasty133
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          @LUSTSTANG S-197
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      Talisman
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      Yea it was(is) a great show. Great climate and feel to it too. It (along with the Wings game) actually kept all of downtown Detroit jumping all weekend.
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      eyetw
      • 2 Years Ago
      Great news about Detroit. Keep up the positive vibe.
      Cool people
      • 2 Years Ago
      New Escape is my, fav in show!
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