Detroit Auto Show Ready To Welcome Public

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The North American International Auto Show is getting ready to welcome the public.

The annual event in Detroit opens to the public on Saturday morning at Cobo Center following press, industry and other previews. A race-worthy Corvette, a sumptuous Mercedes C-Class and other glitzy new models catch the eye at this year's show.

Ford's aluminum-clad F-150 shows that automakers are figuring out how to improve fuel economy and still give Americans the big vehicles they want. Porsche's 911 Targa and pocket rockets from Volkswagen and Subaru demonstrate that buyers still love performance cars.

And new mainstream cars like the Honda Fit and Chrysler 200 will have to work hard to compete in a market that's not growing as fast as it once did.

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