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I want my Animal Planet!

A dog, in the back of a Nissan Rogue "Dogue," draws a crowd of admirers on Wednesday. The "Dogue" features canine-friendly accessories such as a slide away ramp and portable 360° shower and dryer.

Honda Clarity family grows

Honda's Clarity family is expanding with the introduction of the all-new Clarity Plug-in Hybrid and Clarity Electric on Wednesday. They join the Clarity Fuel Cell, which went on sale in the U.S. in December. Honda is targeting U.S. sales of 75,000 Clarity vehicles in the first four model years. The Clarity series will contribute to an anticipated five-fold increase in Honda's U.S. sales of electrified vehicles over the next four years.

Top honors for Jaguar

Jaguar Land Rover CEO Ralf Speth accepts the award for the 2017 World Car of the Year for the Jaguar F-Pace crossover at the New York International Auto Show on Wednesday.

Fast as a flash of fire

Actor Vin Diesel speaks during the introduction of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon ahead of the 2017 New York International Auto Show on Tuesday. The Demon features a supercharged 6.2-liter Hemi Demon V-8 engine that pumps out 840 horsepower and 770 pound-feet of torque and is the fastest production car on the market: It can hit 140 mph in 9.

Butler not included

An attendee uses a mobile device to photograph the trunk and assorted accessories in a Lincoln Navigator concept at the 2017 North American International Auto Show.

GM execs with Biden

Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday toured the Detroit auto show. In this shot, he chats with Tadge Juechter, Corvette chief engineer, left, and Mark Reuss, GM's executive vice president for global product development. U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., is standing next to Biden. 

Biden's visit

Vice President Joe Biden speaks with Ford CEO Mark Fields at the automaker's Detroit auto show display. Biden on Tuesday visited displays for each of the three Detroit automakers, sitting in a Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Corvette, among other models.

Ed Welburn on autonomy

Former GM design chief Ed Welburn can't wait for autonomous vehicles. Not because you won't actually have to drive them, or as an exercise in uber tech. Speaking at the Automobili-D display at the Detroit auto show, Welburn lit up as he declared "with autonomous vehicles, they won't just take you to an event, they'll be the event!"

Rethinking the famed Microbus

A peek inside the interior of Volkswagen's I.D. Buzz concept vehicle -- a reinterpretation of the Microbus. The I.D. Buzz concept features VW's I.D. Pilot autonomous driving system with a squared steering wheel that fully retracts into the instrument panel when the autonomous driving system is engaged.

'I'll be in touch'

Yu Jun, general manager of China's GAC Group, exchanges business cards with Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on Monday at the Detroit auto show.

Third time the charm?

Feng Xingya, president of China's Guangzhou Automobile Group of China, addressed the media on Monday before the state-owned company unveiled a five-seat crossover concept, dubbed the GS7. 2017 marks GAC's third appearance at the Detroit auto show and its first time on the main floor. GAC confirmed plans to open a technical center this year in Silicon Valley and said it is still studying plans to enter the U.S. market.

The CEO speaks

Lee Hyoung-keun, vice chairman and CEO of Kia Motors Corp., speaks to members of the media after the introduction of the Stinger sports sedan on Monday. The rear-wheel drive sedan will go on sale in the U.S. late in 2017 as Kia aims to raise its profile among buyers who focus on speed, performance and handling.

Back from the past

This Crane Simplex Model 5 would have fit in at the 1917 Detroit auto show. The car, which cost as much as 15 times the average American's salary 100 years ago, was ordered for John D. Rockefeller for his 83rd birthday by his son, according to the non-profit America's Automotive Trust.

A new blueprint

Shiro Nakamura, senior vice president and chief creative officer for Nissan, introduces the Vmotion 2.0 concept car during the North American International Auto Show on Monday. It's Nissan's latest take on what a future family sedan might look like.

A proud president

Toyota President Akio Toyoda's campaign to pump some mojo into the automaker's car lineup continued Monday with the debut of the redesigned 2018 Camry sedan. Toyoda and other Toyota officials describe the latest Camry as "the most captivating midsize sedan we’ve ever produced."

Honda CEO in the house

Takahiro Hachigo, president and CEO of Honda Motor Co., was on hand for the introduction of the redesigned 2018 Honda Odyssey minivan on Monday at Cobo Center.

'Pop!' and bubbles

Bottles of champagne fill the rear cargo bin on the Honda Ridgeline pickup, which was named 2017 North American Truck of the Year, on Monday at the North American International Auto Show.

Big spindle in the spotlight

Jeff Bracken, group vice president and general manager for Lexus, puts the spotlight on the retooled, 2018 Lexus LS 500 and its massive spindle grille at the North American International Auto Show on Monday.

Bimmer's new '5'

Ian Robertson, head of sales and marketing for BMW Group, introduces the redesigned 2018 BMW 550e, left, and 2018 BMW M550i xDrive, right, on Monday. The latest 5 series, a cornerstone of BMW's U.S. car lineup for years, goes on sale in February in the U.S.

Zetsche's comment: No comment

Daimler AG Chairman Dieter Zetsche takes questions from television reporters following the Mercedes-Benz press conference this morning. A large chunk of reporters' questions centered around President-elect Donald Trump's protectionist trade views, which Zetsche dismissed each time with answers such as this one: "To my understanding, the inauguration will be in two weeks, so until that point I will have to speculate, which I don't like."

Clarkson's ride

This particular VLF Rocket V8 was driven by auto journalist and TV personality Jeremy Clarkson in the first episode of The Grand Tour, the new show Clarkson signed onto after leaving widely popular Top Gear. Los Angeles-based auto group Galpin Motors said earlier this week that VLF Automotive has started production of the VLF Rocket V8, formerly called the Galpin Rocket.

Ford's airbag claims, slightly inflated

During Ford's press conference Monday, a lavishly produced film presentation showing the company's historic innovations claimed that Ford was first with a passenger-side airbag. Well, not quite. Actually, it was General Motors' defunct Oldsmobile division that offered the first passenger-side airbags to consumers. That came in 1973. In fact, in that year, two GM divisions had airbags in full-sized cars.

Toyota's American stripes

Planted in the Toyota display today is a Camry with a non-original paint job and some unique decals. It's wrapped red, white and blue and touts its made-in-America DNA.

The road to tomorrow

Ford Motor Co. executive chairman Bill Ford, left, and Ford CEO Mark Fields take part in a discussion Monday at Joe Louis Arena on the future of personal mobility and connectivity.

Under the blue oval

The freshened 2018 F-150 pickup draws a crowd of photographers and journalists after the Ford press conference at Joe Louis Arena Monday in Detroit. The

It's coming

Audi officials on Monday introduced the Q8 concept -- a sportier variant of the Q7 -- to take advantage of America's renewed love affair with the SUV and crossover.

Mary Barra on the scene

General Motors CEO Mary Barra sits with Tony Cervone, GM's communications chief, during the presentation of the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse at the Detroit auto show. 

On the podium

John Mendel, executive vice president of American Honda Motor Co.'s automobile division, poses with the Honda Ridgeline after it was named 2017 Truck of the Year during the North American International Auto Show on Monday.

All smiles

Tim Kuniskis, head of passenger car brands and Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and Fiat, at FCA North America, poses with the award for the Chrysler Pacifica, as 2017 Utility Vehicle of the Year at the Detroit auto show on Monday.

Precious cargo

A GM designer shows off the trophy after the Chevrolet Bolt EV was named as Car of the Year during the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on Monday.

The atrium

The scene below at Cobo Center’s atrium after the announcement of the North American Car, Utility vehicle and Truck of the Year awards on Monday.

North American awards gathering

Journalists gather for the North American car, truck, utility awards this morning in Detroit. The Chevy Bolt, Honda Ridgeline and Chrysler Pacifica won the awards. 

Special assist

An Encore receives special handling and a tire rotation at the Buick display. 

Set for the spotlight

BMW's latest 5 series awaits its world premiere later Monday at Cobo Center. The redesigned 2017 BMW 5-series sedan will go on sale in February and feature a host of technical and communications systems borrowed from the flagship 7-series sedan.

A designer's touch

Helen Emsley, executive director of global design for GMC, with the redesigned 2018 Terrain Denali crossover on Sunday in Detroit.

Top brass

General Motors President Dan Ammann, left, and GM CEO Mary Barra take their seats before the introduction of GMC's redesigned 2018 Terrain crossover on Sunday at a museum in Detroit.

Special introduction

The Mercedes-Benz GLA is receiving a nip and tuck for 2018 and the results received a special introduction from Dieter Zetsche, chairman of Daimler AG, on Sunday in Detroit.

The soccermobile goes autonomous

John Krafcik, CEO of Alphabet Inc.'s Waymo unit, unveils a Chrysler Pacifica minivan equipped with a Waymo self-driving system on Sunday at Cobo Center.

Lights, camera, action!

John Lasseter, chief creative officer at Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, introduces Lightning McQueen from Disney Pixar's Cars 3 during an event at Cobo Center at the North American International Auto Show. Lightening McQueen's appearance on Sunday was a "thank you" from the movie's designers, who say the 2001 Detroit auto show helped inspire the movie franchise, as well as a promotional opportunity. Cars 3 opens in U.S. theaters this summer.

Make it shine

The Cadillac Escala concept is prepped for the North American International Auto Show. It will be a quiet show for Cadillac, with no major product introductions planned.

Keep rollin'

Subaru, on an unprecedented sales roll in the U.S. market, is touting its rally racing and in-house tuning efforts at the 2017 Detroit auto show. 

Kia's green pitch

A giant banner heralding the 2017 Kia Niro, a subcompact hybrid crossover, is installed on the outside of Cobo Center on Friday.

Coming to the main show floor

China's Guangzhou Auto Co. is returning to the Detroit auto show for the second year in a row, but making its first appearance on the main show floor. On Friday, workers moved an unidentified GAC crossover into position. Chinese media report that GAC will have three world premieres at the show: the latest Trumpchi, the GS7 — a midsize crossover that seats five, a hybrid crossover concept called the Enspirit, as well as an electric car named the GE3.

Precision prep

The Acura stand at Cobo Center remains a work in progress on Friday.