(NBC News) – Excitement on wheels. That’s what the North American International Auto Show is all about.
Dozens of new models are on display in Detroit this week, as manufacturers kick off what’s expected to be a blockbuster year.
“They are are anticipating 17 million sales in 2015 and you can feel it,” says show chairman Scott LaRiche.
Automakers believe the economy is finally back in full gear, and looking they’re to hook consumers.
“The kind of vehicles you are seeing here are not just new but they are bold and brash in terms of performance, horsepower, styling,” says Kelly Blue Book Senior Analyst Karl Brauer.
Among them are or this pricey reboot of the classic Ford GT and the Chevy Volt’s new cousin, the Bolt.
“This is a vehicle that can go 200 miles on electricity alone and priced at $30,000. That could be a game changer,” says Consumer Report’s Jake Fisher.
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