STEVE INSKEEP, Host:
NPR's Sonari Glinton previews the country's biggest auto show, as automakers hope to put recent trouble behind them.
SONARI GLINTON: In the starring role, The Chevy Volt, with supporting roles going to Nissan's electric LEAF, Ford's new all electric Focus and...
REBECCA LINDLAND: Toyota is bringing out their new Prius and alternative body styles are expected as well.
GLINTON: Rebecca Lindland is the auto analyst and, for our purposes, the critic. She says what you probably won't hear, the bad stuff that happened last year, especially for Toyota.
LINDLAND: The word recall will not be uttered at their press conference.
(SOUNDBITE OF LAUGHTER)
GLINTON: Lindland and other industry watchers are hoping this year's the auto show is kind of a snoozer - just a regular year, especially in terms of sales.
LINDLAND: So as the economy starts to recover, the industry should start to recover as well. So this year's going to be significantly better and hopefully a little bit more stable than last year.
GLINTON: Sonari Glinton, NPR News, Detroit.
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