The Detroit auto show always surprises. This year is no different, with a blend of new models and refreshed standards, all against the backdrop of new self-driving technology displays.
And this year it hasn’t always been about the vehicles with the even-larger influence of President-elect Donald Trump and his protectionist trade rhetoric wending through the event, influencing automaker investment announcements.
There was even a reveal without a vehicle as Ford talked about relaunching its Bronco offroad SUV and its Ranger midsize pickup.
But there were still plenty of cars — and trucks — and SUVs. Here are some of the most-interesting and important models that hit the show floor this week.