Auto Show Celebrates Buffalo's Role in the U.S. Auto Industry

February 8, 2012 Updated Feb 8, 2012 at 12:40 AM EDT

By John Borsa

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February 8, 2012 Updated Feb 8, 2012 at 12:40 AM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - From vehicles born in Buffalo, like the Ford Flex and Ford Edge, to cars the run on Western New York injenuity, like the Chevy Malibu -- Buffalo is proudly on display along with hundreds of cars and trucks at the Buffalo Auto Show.

Duane Paddock of Paddock Chevrolet predicts the new 2013 Malibu will be a big seller with it's locally-made engine.

"Our 2012 Malibu is awesome. The 2013 takes it to a completely different level," said Paddock.

The Malibu's bumber-to-bumber redesign includes a new engine which is being manufactured at the General Motors' Tonawanda Engine Plant.

Ford is showing off a number of new vehicles too, including the Malibu's competition the Ford Fusion.

The 2013 Fusion hybrid can get up to 47 miles per gallon in the city, a Ford spokesman said.

The Buffalo Auto Show starts on Wednesday and runs until Sunday at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.