DETROIT (WWJ) – Touring among the crowd of local dignitaries and reporters from around the world, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder got an early look at the North American International Auto Show.

As he made his way through the Hyundai exhibit on Tuesday, Snyder noted how impressed he is with all the exhibits he’s seen during this year’s show at Detroit’s Cobo Center.

“I mean, if you look at how the industry’s evolved over the last few years, these products are really world class,” Snyder told WWJ Newsradio 950’s Pat Sweeting. “It’s great to see the evolution and it’s great to see Detroit and Michigan at the center of it.”

As far as what he’s got in his own garage, the Governor seems to be doing his part to support the Big 3.  “I have a litany of things, between a Suburban, a Durango and an Expedition,” Snyder said.

Snyder met with some engineering students following his tour of the show floor.

Also among those touring the show on Tuesday were U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu, Detroit Mayor Dave Bing and Senator Debbie Stabenow.

Media previews for the Auto Show continue this week, leading up to the public show opening Saturday, January 14.

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Photos From The 2012 Detroit Auto Show

For the latest from the show, keep it tuned to WWJ Newsradio 950 for live reports by AutoBeat reporter Jeff Gilbert. Follow his updates on Twitter at this link.

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