Detroit Auto Show sees strongest opening day attendance in 5 years

WXYZ - Auto Industry leaders are hoping attendance on day one of the North American International Auto show is a sign that the industry is making a comeback. 

The show opened with its strongest first day attendance in five years. 

"We are absolutely thrilled at today's turnout," said Bill Perkins, chairman, 2012 NAIAS, in a press release. "The week just keeps getting better and better, and we're so pleased to share all the excitement with so many people and families who joined us for opening day."

Perkins said  92,106 people turned out for day one of the public show.   Last year that number was only  86,622.

"The public waited in anticipation this week amid all the news and excitement generated on our world stage," added Perkins in the press release. "I've never see so many digital cameras!"

Action News was there talking to show-goers.  Many said they aren't just checking out the cars, they are shopping.  The Ford Fusion and the Dodge Dart seemed to be capturing the attention of many.

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