The Ford Fusion, chosen as the North American car of the year at the 2010 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, is seen on Jan. 11. Daniel Mears/Detroit News/PSG/Newscom
Ford's Transit, a medium-sized commercial truck designed with small businesses in mind, the was chosen as the 2010 Detroit Auto Show North American truck of the year. Ford, the only domestic automaker to win market share in 2009, won both the truck and car of the year awards. Daniel Mears/Detroit News/PSG/Newscom
US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood speaks to the media standing near a Volkswagen Golf during the the first press preview day at the 2010 North American International Auto Show on Jan. 11 at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Mich. Stan Honda/AFP/Newscom
The rear of the GMC Granite concept vehicle is pictured on Jan. 11. Daniel Mears/Detroit News/PSG/Newscom
BMW unveils their Concept Active E electric car at the auto show on Jan. 11. Brian Kersey/UPI/Newscom
Toyota unveils the new FT-CH Hybrid Electric concept car at the 2010 North American International Auto Show on Jan. 11. Mark Cowan/UPI/Newscom
A member of the media examines a Mercedes SLS AMG in Detroit on Jan. 11. Mark Cowan/UPI/Newscom
Enku Ide of Detroit pickets outside the 2010 North American International Auto Show on Jan. 11 as a part of the Autoworker Caravan - a group of auto workers, retirees, and supporters who had a public rally against a 'jobless recovery.' Zuma/Newscom
Audi introduced the new A8 model on Jan. 11. Mark Cowan/UPI/Newscom
A Dodge Viper is on display at the North American International Auto Show on Jan. 11. Marcin Szczepanski/DFP/Newscom
The Volkswagen hybrid concept coupe was introduced to the media Jan. 11, at Cobo Hall in Detroit, Mich. Marcin Szczepanski/DFP/Newscom
Takanobu Ito, president and CEO of Honda Motor Co., Ltd. and John Mendel, executive vice president of American Honda Motor Co. Inc. pose for photographs with the 2011 CR-Z on Monday. Brian Kersey/UPI/Newscom
Ryan Haddox shines up the grill of a Bentley Mulsanne which will be released in July of this year. Daniel Mears/Detroit News/PSG/Newscom
Jim Federico, global engineer for Buick Regal, introduces the Buick Regal RS concept car during the North American International Auto Show. Andre J. Jackson/Detroit Free Press/MCT/Newscom
Jean-Marie Le Pen, the founder of the National Front, announced today he would not run in regional elections. Marine Le Pen, his daughter and party leader, took him to task over anti-Semitic comments last week.
Love or hate her politics, Marine Le Pen is a charmer. With a disarming smile and no-nonsense style, she has worked hard to push France's far-right National Front (FN) to the mainstream, as she eyes a presidential run in 2017.