Man's best friend gets a car

Honda and Mitsubishi show off dog-friendly cars at the New York auto show.

Dog-friendly Element
Honda demonstrated a dog-friendly Element at the New York auto show. Sarah Tew/CNET"

Honda and Mitsubishi showed off dog-friendly concept cars at the 2009 New York auto show. The Honda version, built on its Element model, is slated to be offered as a trim option this fall. Honda of North America got the idea for the concept after the pet-friendly Honda WOW was shown at the Tokyo auto show. This concept generated so much interest in the U.S. that Honda developed the idea of making an Element specifically for pet-owners. Mitsubishi had a less-developed concept on display built in its Outlander SUV.

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