The 2001 auto show season is officially underway! The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit kicked off the year with more than 40 automakers exhibiting over 700 cars and trucks. In fact, more than two dozen new production vehicles were introduced and nearly three dozen concept cars were presented.

Our Motor Trend editors were there to provide an insider's view of these exciting vehicles, with the text and photos on the folowing pages. Enjoy.

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