Posted by: transdomo | January 14, 2010

Eco Cars Top Detroit Auto Show

CR-Z Honda Hybrid / Source: Honda

CR-Z Honda Hybrid / Source: Honda

A number of new concept hybrid cars have been launched by both large and small automakers at this years Detroit Auto Show.
At the 2010 North American International Auto Show the Ford Fusion Hybrid won the 2010 North American Car of the Year. The Fusion has an EPA-estimated 41 mpg rating in the city and 36 mpg on the highway. The Nissan Leaf, Commuter Cars’ 39-inch wide Tango, a concept version of Toyota’s Prius called the FT-CH and Honda’s CR-Z coupe are some of the other hybrid gas-electris and battery-powered vehicles exhibited.
General Motor’s also unveiled a plug-in hybrid luxury concept car. The Cadillac XTS Platinum can run on a rechargeable battery-powered electric motor or a 350-horsepower V-6 engine.
Subaru unveiled a concept car, the Hybrid Tourer, a two-door, four seater that features a 2-liter four-cylinder engine and two sets of electric motors.
Toyota exhibited its “dedicated hybrid” concept car that is smaller and cheaper than the Prius and also a mini hybrid hatch Scion iQ. Volkswagen deputed a concept car code-named the New Compact Coupe that combines a hybrid motor with a turbocharged, 1.4-litre engine.

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