The 2005 North American International Auto Show in Detroit will host about 65 new vehicle introductions.

Worldwide Production Intros

BMW 5-Series AWD - an all-wheel-drive version of the mid-level sedan.

Cadillac STS-V - a performance version of the brand's flagship sedan, redesigned for 2005.

Chevrolet Corvette Z06 - 500-horsepower performance version of the sixth-generation car redesigned for 2005.

Dodge Charger - the return of a legendary name from the muscle-car era on a Hemi 5.7-litre V8-equipped rear-drive, five passenger sedan.

Ferrari Superamerica - a 12-cylinder convertible version of the 575M Maranello coupe designed by Pininfarina.

Ford Fusion - The Blue Oval's new midsize car.

Ford F-150 Harley - a Harley-Davidson version of the popular pickup truck.

Honda Ridgeline - The Japanese automaker's first-ever large pickup truck (it has previously produced tiny trucks for Asian markets).

Infiniti M45/M35 - two new luxury/performance sedans to slot just beneath the flagship Q45.

Kia Rio - a completely redesigned entry-level sedan bigger and more powerful than the current model.

Land Rover Range Rover Sport - a completely new sport utility vehicle and a fifth model for the brand, slotting between the LR3 and Range Rover.

Lexus GX 470 - a luxury utility with more performance and technology.

Lincoln Zephyr - a new entry-level luxury sedan for Ford's luxury division.

Lincoln Mark LT - a luxury vehicle that combines a sport utility vehicle cabin with a pickup bed.

Mercedes-Benz M-Class - a full redesign of the Alabama-built M-Class sport utility vehicle introduced eight years ago.

Mitsubishi Eclipse - all-new, more powerful fourth generation of the popular sporty coupe.

Mitsubishi Raider - A rebadged midsize truck based on the Dakota. Mitsubishi claims lots of styling changes but 'scoop' photos suggest otherwise.

Saturn Sky - a new two-seat, rear-drive sports roadster.

Subaru B9 Tribeca - the brand's first seven-passenger vehicle. Not a rebadged GM SUV, either.

Toyota Avalon - a completely restyled full-size sedan with more performance and luxury. Not to be confused with the Australian model of the same name - that's a completely different car.

Porsche 911 Carrera and Carrera S Cabriolets - convertible versions of the redesigned 911. Form a queue…

Worldwide 'Concepts'

Chrysler Firepower - an elegant grand tourer riding on the Viper chassis and powered by a 6.1-litre version of the Hemi V8.

Ford Explorer Sport Trac - a so-called 'concept' that previews the next-generation version of the sport-utility vehicle with a pickup bed; it wasn't fully redesigned when the passenger version launched.

Infiniti Kuraza - an exploratory look at future sport utility vehicle interior design.

Jeep Gladiator - a pickup truck.

KCD II - the second concept vehicle from Kia's California design centre is a rugged sport utility with three rows of seats.

Lexus LF-A - exotic sports car concept vehicle.

Mercury Meta One - a rolling showcase of promising active safety technologies.

Nissan AZEAL Coupe - a fresh interpretation of the "pocket rocket" - an affordable, high-performance, entry-level coupe with an emphasis on personality and aggressive styling.

Saturn midsize sedan - a new entry into the midsize sedan segment for the GM division.

Suzuki Concept X - The automaker's first-ever midsize sport-utility vehicle concept.

Volvo 3CC - an innovative and stylish environmentally friendly car with three seats, powered by lithium-ion batteries. Included.

North American Production

Aston Martin Vanquish S V12 - the brand's fastest car.

Audi A6 Avant - the redesigned station wagon version.

BMW 530xi - 4WD Sport Wagon.

Hyundai Sonata - the first vehicle to be produced at the new Hyundai plant in Montgomery, Alabama.

North American Concepts

Mercedes-Benz Grand Sports Tourer Vision B - first shown in Paris, a compact sports tourer with compact exterior dimensions but roomy inside.

Rolls-Royce 100EX - this experimental car from Rolls-Royce, the inspiration for a 2007 convertible, celebrates the marque's centennial. Check out the revived 'suicide' doors.

The NAIAS 2005 expects to hose more than 35 press conferences by at least 60 auto manufacturers as well as elaborate multiple-tiered exhibits and 750,000 visitors during its three-week course.

Press preview says are Sunday, January 9 to Tuesday, January 11, 2005. Industry preview days are Wednesday and Thursday. The charity preview is Friday evening and the public, finally, are let loose from Saturday, January 15, to Sunday, January 23.

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