Hybrid shoot-out: Honda Insight vs. Toyota Prius
A photo gallery of hybrid pacesetters. Toyota and Honda introduce the latest gas-electric vehicles at the North American International Auto Show this week.
Given the grim financial condition of the auto industry, the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this week has been, by many accounts, a relatively somber affair.
At the same time, the industry appears to be on the brink of major technological change: many automakers this week announced plans toof various types in the next two years.
Toyota plans to introduce anin 2012, but it said its primary technology will be the gas-electric hybrid, used in the iconic Prius and now some Lexus models.
At the auto show, it introduced the next version of the
Honda, meanwhile, is relaunching its own challenger, the Honda Insight, which is now a five-door sedan that will be available in April.