DETROIT - Cool concepts and head-turning production models grab all the headlines, so it's easy to forget that suppliers play a key role at the Detroit auto show.
The fact is that some suppliers' most new noteworthy offerings are showcased - though you might have to look closely for them.
We'll save you the time. Here are some examples.
ASC: Carving a niche
Niche vehicle builder ASC Inc. created a showroom in Cobo Center's Michigan Hall - that's the basement - that is intended to show off ASC's vehicle design expertise.
ASC's exhibit includes the worldwide debut of two "first of their kind," production-ready roof systems, along with a third vehicle intended to inspire performance-car enthusiasts.
ASC, of Southgate, Mich., worked with Suzuki to produce the ASC Grand Vitara Wave. The UTV - or ultimate tailgate vehicle - is a four-door open vehicle with pullout grill and cooler deck in rear ... a tailgater's dream.
The Hummer H3 InfiniVu concept vehicle features a full, bi-directional, folding-fabric top system with a moving D-pillar rear header.
The ASC Sienna 3G concept features ASC's trademarked InfiniVu3G roof system with a full-roof, three-glass-panel, bi-directional design.