Scenes from Detroit Auto Show – Tuesday

The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) 2012 completed two full days of exciting new-vehicle introductions and upbeat press conferences signaling an enthusiasm not seen in the auto industry for a few years. The NAIAS now transitions to two days dedicated to Industry Preview. Our Mark Scheuern was there on Tuesday and captured these photos.

"The buzz is back," proclaimed Bill Perkins, chairman, NAIAS 2012. "Press Preview exceeded our expectations with more than 93 percent of the new vehicles introduced being worldwide unveilings. I think the journalists need a few days to process everything they witnessed during the 35 NAIAS press conferences."

Perkins said the new products unveiled included electric vehicles, luxury vehicles, minivans, and even a 200 mph supercar. "Cobo Center and the City of Detroit are really shining tonight!"

Press Preview was a resounding success with more than 5,200 credentialed media covering the new-vehicle introductions. Over 30% of those scribes visiting the NAIAS are from outside North America, including new media visitors from Qatar, Panama and Bulgaria. Additional media are expected to attend during Industry Preview, Charity Preview and Public Show.

Tomorrow at 12 noon the show floor will open for NAIAS Industry Preview. Industry analysts, supplier executives, designers, engineers and auto enthusiasts will compare, analyze, photograph, and benchmark the more than 500 cars and trucks on the NAIAS floor. Industry Preview early registration is running at 20 percent ahead year-to-date with more than 2,000 companies participating from 23 countries. Show organizers expect more than 21,000 visitors over the two days of Industry Preview.

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Honda Accord Coupe concept
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Mercedes Concept B-Class E-Cell
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Mercedes SL
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Mercedes SL
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Mercedes SL
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Smart electric drive
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Smart For-Us concept
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Tesla S chassis
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Tesla S
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Audi
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Audi
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BMW ActiveHybrid 3
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BMW ActiveHybrid 3
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Volkswagen
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Volkswagen
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Edsel Ford's 1934 Model 40 Special Speedster
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Lincoln
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Dodge Redline Charger with 426 crate engine
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Dodge Dart
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Mercedes SLS AMG roadster
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Audi TT RS
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Audi TT RS
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Bentley Continental GT V8
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Bentley Continental GT V8
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Audi R8 GT Spyder
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Audi R8 GT Spyder
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Porsche 911
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Patrick Long
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Maserati Kubang
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Maserati Kubang
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Ford Focus ST
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Ford Mustang Boss 302
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Renault Zoe Z.E. concept
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Michelin city cars exhibit
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Tata Technologies eMO
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Honda P-NUT
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Smart electric drive
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Porsche 911
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MINI Cooper S
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MINI Coupe
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Lexus LF-A
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IndyCar
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Dallara DW12 promoting the Chevrolet Belle Isle Grand Prix
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Dallara DW12 promoting the Chevrolet Belle Isle Grand Prix
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Dallara DW12 promoting the Chevrolet Belle Isle Grand Prix
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Dallara DW12 promoting the Chevrolet Belle Isle Grand Prix
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BMW i3 concept
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Audi
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MINI Coupe and MINI Cooper S
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Porsche
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Volkswagen CC
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Porsche 911
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Porsche 911
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Audi
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Mercedes GL450
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Ford engines
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Ford Mustang Boss 302
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Porsche 911 Carrera S
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BMW 328i
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BMW ActiveHybrid 3
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BMW 335i
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BMW M5

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