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Glitzy auto show hints at uptick for car industry

Carmakers hope for speedy sales even as eurozone fears trigger slowdown across world markets

Glitzy auto show hints at uptick for car industry
The new Mercedes-Benz SL is revealed a day before press previews at the 2012 North American International Auto Show (AFP/Getty Images)
Glitzy auto show hints at uptick for car industry
A vintage Mercedes 300 SL on display (AFP/Getty Images)
Glitzy auto show hints at uptick for car industry
Mercedes-Benz introduces their new SL convertible during a media preview (Getty Images)
Glitzy auto show hints at uptick for car industry
The show is open to the general public Jan14-22 (Getty Images)
Glitzy auto show hints at uptick for car industry
The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) is an annual auto show held in Detroit, Michigan at Cobo Centre (Getty Images)
Glitzy auto show hints at uptick for car industry
The 2013 Cadillac ATS luxury sedan makes its world premiere at the College for Creative Studies on the eve of the auto show (Getty Images)
Glitzy auto show hints at uptick for car industry
Detail of the new Mercedes-Benz SL (AFP/Getty Images)
Glitzy auto show hints at uptick for car industry
Detail of the grill of the new Mercedes-Benz SL (AFP/Getty Images)
Glitzy auto show hints at uptick for car industry
Invited journalists examine the 2013 Cadillac ATS luxury sedan (Getty Images)
Glitzy auto show hints at uptick for car industry
The chassis of a 2013 Cadillac ATS luxury sedan (Getty Images)
Glitzy auto show hints at uptick for car industry
Automakers are hoping for a rebound in business even as EU debt crisis fears trigger slowdown across world markets (Getty Images)
Glitzy auto show hints at uptick for car industry
Mark Reuss, General Motors President of North America (Getty Images)
Glitzy auto show hints at uptick for car industry
Dieter Zetsche, CEO of Daimler-Benz (AFP/Getty Images)