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Chicago Auto Show: Detroit Is Still Big

U.S. automakers dominate this week's Chicago Auto Show, with an emphasis on trucks, SUVs, and vans

If the string of international auto shows between September and April were dog shows, this week's Chicago Auto Show would be known as the competition of the working dogs—retrievers, herders, hunters, and pack dogs. For automakers, it's the place to show trucks, sport-utility vehicles, and vans.

Detroit's Big Three, especially General Motors (GM) are dominating this year's show. GM is showing two pickup trucks, including one hybrid, and a crossover SUV it hopes will lift its most valuable brand, Chevrolet.