(NBC NEWS) -- The road to the future of the car industry runs through Detroit today. The Motor City is opening its annual auto show. It's the place where manufacturers show-off what's new neat and next behind the wheel. The show opens to the public next week, but the press will get a preview of several new models unveiled here today including a new take on what has been the most popular vehicle in America for more than 3 decades.. Most every make and model from two-seaters to sedans and s-u-v's luxury, high-tech or high-performance are on display.