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Porsche to return to North American International Auto Show

BY GREG GARDNER

FREE PRESS BUSINESS WRITER

Porsche is returning to the North American International Auto Show after a three-year absence in a signal that organizers say is a sign that the industry is significantly stronger.

“We’re very excited about it,” said Bill Perkins, co-chairman of the 2011 North American International Auto Show. “The demand for space is very strong. People see the market coming back.”

The German luxury brand withdrew from the show in 2008, saying it wanted to find “more personal, direct ways to reach out and communicate to its potential customer base.” Porsche hasn’t shown any vehicles here since then. Through the first eight months of 2010, Porsche sold 15,719 vehicles in the U.S., up 23.5% from a year earlier.

The company plans to launch a brand-new 911 next year, powered by a new engine and a 7-speed manual transmission.

Nissan, Mitsubishi and Suzuki also have been absent from the Detroit show the past two years. Perkins said talks continue with some companies he declined to identify because there are unresolved details.

“We’re still talking to several companies,” Perkins said. “We still have flexibility to rearrange floor space if we need to.”

Read more: Porsche to return to North American International Auto Show | freep.com | Detroit Free Press http://www.freep.com/article/20100915/BUSINESS01/100915064/1210/Porsche-to-return-to-Detroit-auto-show#ixzz0zdfYG73f

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Report: Porsche returning to the Detroit Auto Show

by Jonathon Ramsey (RSS feed) on Sep 16th 2010 at 10:31AM

For the past few years, part of our auto shows preparations included listing all the manufacturers who weren't going to show. This year, things could be a little different. Porsche has announced its intention to return to the Detroit Auto Show after an absence of three years. Since the market is back up and Porsche sales have joined it, the Stuttgart marque might have decided that it should say hello to its little friends at the NAIAS. With the Porsche 911 GTS coming to Paris Motor Show and the Cayman Clubsport (maybe) coming to the LA Auto Show, perchance the Detroit show will get the next generation 911... or the fabled Speedster.

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http://www.autoblog.com/2010/09/16/report-porsche-returning-to-the-detroit-auto-show/

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PORSCHE RETURNING TO NAIAS AFTER THREE-YEAR HIATUS

By Drew Johnson

After a three-year absence, Porsche says it is making a return appearance to the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Porsche pulled out of the show in 2008, citing a lack of potential buyers in the Detroit area.

Porsche was one of the first automaker to withdraw from Detroit’s annual show, stating it needed to find “more personal, direct ways to reach out and communicate to its potential customer base.” However, the automaker’s U.S. sales have increased more than 23 percent this year, giving it reason to rejoin one of America’s most important auto shows.

“We’re very excited about it,” said Bill Perkins, co-chairman of the 2011 North American International Auto Show. “The demand for space is very strong. People see the market coming back.”

Although former no-shows such as Porsche and Saab will be hopping back on the Detroit bandwagon, automaker’s like Nissan and Mitsubishi have yet to sign up for space for this year’s show. Perkins isn’t sweating the hold-outs, though, as the 2011 show is nearly sold out. "We'd like another 150,000 square feet. We could sell it,” he said.

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http://www.leftlanenews.com/porsche-returning-to-naias-after-three-year-hiatus.html

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Porsche Returning to Detroit Show for 2011 after a Three Year Hiatus

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2010

After a three year absence, Porsche will return to the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit next year. The show's organizers say they see this move as an indication that the auto industry is getting "stronger".

The show's co-chairman, Bill Perkins said, "We're very excited about it. The demand for space is very strong. People see the market coming back."

Porsche abandoned the Detroit Show in 2008, citing that it wanted to find more personal ways to reach out to potential customers. It must have worked with Porsche selling 15,719 vehicles in the U.S. between January and August 2010, up 23.5% from same time last year.

The upcoming 2012 Porsche 911 (see spy video here), which will feature a new engine and lighter chassis, could make its world debut at the 2011 NAIAS, though chances are the Stuttgart automaker will prefer to reveal the car at the Frankfurt show in September of the same year.

Nissan, Mitsubishi and Suzuki have also been absent the past two years the show was held, and are unconfirmed for the 2011 edition.

By Tristan Hankins

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http://carscoop.blogspot.com/2010/09/porsche-returning-to-detroit-show-for.html

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