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  • 2010 Volvo XC60

    Many excellent cars didn't make the cut from the nominee list revealed earlier this year.

  • first pre production chevrolet volt prototype 001
    GM pitching Volt as sporty, green alternative to Prius, Insight

    At first glance, there's very little to differentiate the main contenders for your hybrid sedan dollar - the new Insight looks remarkably like the Prius. For that matter, so does the upcoming Chevrolet Volt. Aerodynamic necessity is a harsh master. But General Motors is planning to set the Volt...

  • 2010 Toyota Prius
    Toyota launches new build-your-own Prius configurator

    Toyota may have just sold its millionth hybrid vehicle in the United States last month, but that hasn't stopped the industry giant from getting trounced in its home market of Japan when it comes to hybrid sales. Last month the company has released official pricing for the 2010 Prius, starting at...

  • 2010 Honda Insight hybrid
    Hybrid sales crash 45% in April, but up against March

    It's no secret that hybrid and small car sales have been among the hardest hit in the ongoing market downturn. They've fallen at rates well beyond the total market's decline and continue to do so, dropping 45.5% in April against the same time a year ago. But total hybrid sales are up 1.4% against...

  • Honda CEO Takeo Fukui
    Honda CEO puts price floor on Insight, has no plans for large diesels

    Earlier this year, Honda won a lot of attention with its 'cheapest hybrid in America' pricing on the new 2010 Insight. But now Takeo Fukui, the company's CEO, says he won't be engaging Toyota in a price war for the title. The 2010 Insight starts at just $19,800 before delivery fees and taxes, and...

  • Zipcar Prius
    Toyota will sell current Prius alongside third-gen model in Japan

    Within days of unveiling the Insight hybrid concept at last year’s Paris Motor Show, Honda CEO Takeo Fukui boasted that the production version would arrive on the market priced below $20,000. He was spot on as the new Insight hybrid is currently on sale from $19,800, undercutting the current...

  • Toyota Yaris

    Ford has its new Fusion, Honda has the Insight, and Toyota's new Prius is about to hit the streets. But already the next generation of the hybrid wars is drawing up its battle lines, and this time it's smaller. Toytoa is planing a Yaris-based hybrid to take on Honda's Fit hybrid, due around 2011-2012. Toyota is actually positioning the Yaris to do battle with the Insight, however, continuing the company's angle of portraying the Honda hybrid as smaller and further down-segment than the Prius. "We are developing a low-priced hybrid vehicle like Honda's Insight," Akihiko Otsuka, chief engineer...

  • 2009 honda insight hybrid 001
    Honda Insight: America's most affordable hybrid at $19,800

    Honda's all-new Insight Hybrid has officially been priced in the U.S. to start at just $19,800, making it the most affordable hybrid on American streets. The U.S. pricing follows through on a goal set by Honda exeutive VP Koichi Kondo at the Japanese launch in Tokyo. It only just squeaks in below...

  • European spec 2010 Honda Insight
    Honda releases details for European-spec Insight hybrid

    The production Honda Insight hybrid vehicle made its world debut last week at the Detroit Auto Show but the car on display was the version designed specifically for sale in North America. Honda has now released full details and images for its European-spec Insight hybrid, revealing that its average...

  • Honda Insight Hybrid
    Production Honda Insight hybrid debuts in Detroit

    The all-new 2010 Honda Insight hybrid car made its world debut today at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show, ending several weeks of image leaks and specifications conjecture. Utilizing the latest generation of Honda’s Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) hybrid technology and new, more cost-efficient...

  • Honda Eco Assist Ecological Drive Assist System
    Honda previews ‘Eco Assist’ driver aid for next-gen Insight Hybrid

    Honda has revealed its new interactive, driver-focused fuel economy enhancement technology, which will appear in the next-generation Insight Hybrid vehicle next year. The new technology is called Eco Assist and it combines a number features that helps drivers adjust their driving habits to be the...

  • 2008 Honda Insight hybrid concept
    Honda supports U.S. loan package

    Honda has endorsed the American government's decision to provide the Detroit 3 with a $25 billion loan, describing the aid package as “totally proper” and important for the development of more fuel-efficient models. According to the carmaker’s CEO Takeo Fukui, General Motors, Ford...

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