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Honda and Mitsubishi design dog-friendly cars

Both Honda and Mitsubishi showed off versions of their cars designed for the dog owner. With features such as integrated water bowls, beds, and even a ramp, these cars offer a special place for man's best friend.

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Honda Element concept

Honda's dog-friendly Element concept incorporates a cargo area specially designed for our canine friends, complete with a bed, integrated water bowl, and a ramp that folds and stows away.

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Honda Element concept

Built in the standard Element model, the dog-friendly version will be offered as a unique trim, coming this fall.

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Honda Element concept

Along with this rear-mounted dog bed, special straps let you tie down smaller dog beds in the rear seats, and the rubber floor covering has a special dog bone pattern.

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Mitsubishi Doglander

Mitsubishi showed off a version of its Outlander SUV designed for dog-owners. It features a special paint job along with premium leather for the seats and cargo area.

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Mitsubishi Doglander

The Doglander is a concept from Mitsubishi's female designers, an exercise to try and make the Outlander SUV more appealing to women.

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