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In pictures: Highlights from the Detroit motor show

By Zoe Thomas
Business reporter, BBC News, Detroit motor show


Car enthusiasts and industry leaders gathered in Detroit for the annual North American International Auto Show this week. Here are some of the highlights of this year's show:

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image captionVLF Force 1: VLF has branded this as first American supercar, but is in a legal battle with Aston Martin over the car's design
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image captionMercedes E-Class: The Mercedes E-Class has generated a lot of buzz for its automated driving features and is being tested - unchanged - as a driverless vehicle in Nevada
image captionReporters from the car website Jalopnik spent two nights sleeping in vans in the hall outside the show - they may not have had much room but the three-metre (10ft) commute was pretty convenient
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image captionThe Bolt: The Bolt is an electric car that General Motors is hoping will attract urban drivers and ride sharing companies
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image captionNissan Titan: Japanese carmaker Nissan hopes its new Titan Warrior concept will help it make inroads in the US truck market
image captionIt’s not been all cars: Ford brought a basketball arcade game to its stand at this year's show
image captionAnd it wasn’t just new cars: BMW brought out its 2002 Turbo from the 1970s to help celebrate 40 years in North America
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image captionBMW M2: The German carmaker also released the new M2 Coupe at Detroit - inspired by the M series' original look
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image captionBuick Envision: This is the first car from an American carmaker to be built entirely in China and sold in the US
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image captionFord Fusions: Ford's Raj Nair unveiled new sport and premium versions of its Fusion line
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image captionVW Tiguan GTE Active Concept: Volkswagen’s hybrid SUV (sports utility vehicle), the Tiguan, could give the company a chance to win back environmentally conscious drivers

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