As automaker investors are ultimately investing largely in the quality of the vehicles being made, the Detroit Auto Show is a great place for them to get a lot of good takeaways about what the coming year will look like for various companies in the industry. In this video, Motley Fool industrials analyst Blake Bos gives us the show's winners in the North American "Car of the Year" and "Truck of the Year" categories, describes some important new features and redesigns that he particularly liked, and tells us his four biggest takeaways from the show.

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