From Electric Cars To Speedy Roadsters, The Newest Concept Cars (PHOTOS)

02/11/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Marcus Baram Huffington Post/AP

The Big Three automakers - GM, Chrysler, Ford - and their foreign counterparts tried to show that they're committed to environmentally-friendly, fashion-forward vehicles at the North American International Auto Show.

Along the way, the American firms went out of their way to win goodwill from a public that was divided over the recent auto bailout. According to the Associated Press:

They told their stories in different ways, with Chrysler LLC making its senior executives available to assure people that it remains a viable company. General Motors Corp. held a pep rally with hundreds of cheering employees and supporters who watched a parade of 17 new and upcoming vehicles. Ford Motor Co. emphasized its plans for electric vehicles, joining the list of automakers that have promised one next year.

CLICK THROUGH A SLIDESHOW OF CARS FEATURED AT THE AUTO SHOW:

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