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NAIAS begins in Detroit

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There could be some big news coming out of Detroit this week as Monday marks the beginning of the North American International Auto Show.

From brawny pickup trucks to fuel-efficient subcompacts, the show will likely have something appealing for every driver.

The event kicks off in Detroit with the press preview, which also continues Tuesday. You can expect a lot of big announcements from the automotive industry, like some of the most anticipated new vehicle premieres.

Organizers expect that more than 50 new models will be introduced.

Two of the year's most prestigious auto awards were announced Monday morning. The 2014 North American car and truck awards.

The car of the year is the Chevy Corvette Stingray. The truck of the year is the Chevy Silverado.

Vice President Joe Biden plans to visit the auto show as well. The White House says he will attend later this week.

General Motors didn't wait for the auto show to kick off before announcing a new vehicle to its lineup. It's the new 2014 GMC Canyon. And one possible feature this truck could have is a teen driver mode.

It lets parents set a speed limit, mutes the radio when the seatbelt is undone and provides a report card that tells mom or dad how many times the gas was floored or if the brakes were slammed hard enough to trigger the anti-lock brakes.  

The new Ford F-150 also has some big changes this year. The aluminum body is 700 pounds lighter than the current model, meaning greater fuel efficiency.

Other new features include a remote-controlled locking tailgate and video cameras to make parking and backing up easier.

If you want to attend the show, you'll have to wait until Saturday. That's when the public show starts.

It's at the Cobo Center in Detroit from 9 a.m. until 10 p.m. Jan. 19 through Jan. 25.

And it's open from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Jan. 26.

Tickets are $13 each, but there is a discount for children and seniors.

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