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CADILLAC, BMW, VECTOR AND SIX OTHERS INTRODUCE VEHICLES AT 1992 NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL AUTOMOBILE SHOW

 CADILLAC, BMW, VECTOR AND SIX OTHERS INTRODUCE VEHICLES
 AT 1992 NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL AUTOMOBILE SHOW
 The New York International Automobile Show, at the Jacob K. Javits Center (press days April 15-17; open to public April 18-26), will be the nation's largest automotive exhibition, with over 1,200 vehicles on display to over one million attendees. The theme of the show will be "Responsible Motoring," with many special exhibits emphasizing safety and the environment.
 It will also be an important industry event with presentations by ranking executives and new product introductions, including:
 -- the 1993 Cadillac Brougham, all-new full-size luxury automobile, will make its world debut;
 -- the 1993 IsoRivolta Grifo, a high-performance Grand Touring coupe from Modena, Italy, will make its worldwide auto show debut;
 -- the 1993 BMW 525i Touring Sport Wagon will make its North American debut;
 -- the 1993 Vector Avtech WX3 will make its North American debut;
 -- the 1993 Volkswagen Passat GLX, six-cylinder sports sedan, will make its North American debut;
 -- the 1993 Nissan Pickup Truck will make its national debut;
 -- the Boyd/Mitsubishi Aluma Coupe hand-fabricated "Hot Rod" concept will make its world debut;
 -- the Subaru Rioma, flexible-fuel, all wheel-drive, concept sports car, will make its North American debut;
 -- the Mazda HR-X prototype with hydrogen-powered rotary wankel engine will make its North American debut.
 On April 15, 16 and 17, more than 30 high-ranking executives will make presentations at their company's press conferences. In addition, a Design Symposium, Marketing Forum, and Industry Roundtable will bring together important executives from all over the world.
 Starting things off will be the International Motor Press Association Breakfast on Wednesday, April 15, 8:30 a.m., featuring a keynote speech by Chrysler Chairman Lee Iacocca. Other press conferences and appearances will be made by the following:
 -- J. Michael Losh, Oldsmobile general manager;
 -- Erich Krampe, president, Mercedes-Benz North America;
 -- Dave Schembri, director of marketing, Volkswagen;
 -- John Davis, executive producer, "Motorweek";
 -- Kazumasa Katoh, director of technical planning, Nissan Research & Development;
 -- Harvey Klein, manager of alternative fuel & engineering and planning, Ford Motor Company;
 -- Clark Vitulli, COO of Mazda;
 -- Russ Reeder, director of product planning, Hyundai;
 -- Karl Gehrlinger, president, BMW of North America, Inc.;
 -- Jim Perkins, Chevrolet general manager;
 -- Gerald A. Weigert, president and chairman, Vector;
 -- Richard D. Recchia, VP and COO, Mitsubushi;
 -- John O. Grettenberger, Cadillac general manager;
 -- Chris Wackman, vice president-marketing, Subaru of America; and
 -- Skip Lafauve, president, Saturn Corporation.
 A Design Symposium will be held on Thursday, April 16, 3:30- 5:00 p.m., at which the implications of current and future automotive design will be discussed by a distinguished panel, including:
 -- Chuck Jordan, vice president of design, General Motors;
 -- Tom Gale, vice president of design, Chrysler Motors;
 -- Piero Rivolta, president of IsoRivolta, Modena, Italy, and Rivolta Design, Sarasota, Fla.;
 -- Roy Axe, managing director, Design Research Associates, Limited, Warwick, England; and
 -- Gerald P. Hirshberg, VP of Nissan Design International.
 Also on Thursday at 9:00-10:15 a.m., a roundtable discussion/ breakfast, themed "The Difficult Decade," will feature a diverse group of special guests, including:
 -- John E. Reilly, chairman of American Isuzu Motors, Inc.;
 -- Kazumasa Katoh, director of technical planning for Nissan Research & Development;
 -- Roberta Nichols, manager of electric vehicle external associations for Ford Motor Company's Electric Vehicle Program;
 -- Commissioner Mark Green, Department of Consumer Affairs; and
 -- Stephen J. Girsky, vice president and auto analyst, PaineWebber.
 A Marketing Symposium, titled "How Do You Sell It," is on the schedule for 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 15. At this meeting there will be a panel of marketing experts, including:
 -- Marvin Sloves, chairman, Scali, McCabe, Sloves;
 -- Richard Adler, assistant to the president, ProServ, Inc.; and
 -- David Kiley, senior editor, Adweek.
 On the press days, these industry leaders and others will be available in the BF Goodrich Tires Media Center, 1-CO3.
 An unprecedented comprehensive Responsible Motoring Exhibit will address environmental and safety issues with exhibits by Chrysler, Mercedes-Benz, General Motors, Volvo, Saab, GMC Truck, Chevrolet, Volkswagen, Cadillac, Ford, and Allstate Insurance.
 CONTACT: Stuart Schorr of Kermish-Geylin Public Relations, 212-315-4900, for the New York International Automobile Show.
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