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: