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PHEV tech will likely be used in something larger than the Leaf EV

Nissan is recharging the idea of a production plug-in hybrid model. The Japanese automaker may start making a plug-in hybrid by as soon as late 2015, with deliveries to start in time for the 2016 model year, Green Car Reports says, citing an interview with company executive Andy Palmer. Those comments go against what Nissan said during the North American Auto Show in January.

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The current Ford Fusion is already capable of taking on the Camry and Accord, but the fact is that the Honda and Toyota mid-size offerings sell better at the dealership. Ford was quick to point out at its press conference that Camry and Accord sales were down 31 percent and 28 percent, respectively, since 2007, with increased competition being a major culprit for the decline. The Fusion has taken a different route, with 2011 serving as the sedan's best year of sales ever. Ford is hoping to add a

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2011 Hyundai Sonata – Click above for high-res image gallery

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Volkswagen New Mid-Size Sedan – Click above for high-res image

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GMC Denali XT concept - click above for high-res image gallery

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Latest 2011 Hyundai Sonata Spy Shots - Click above for high-res image gallery

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Click either image for a high-res gallery of 2010 Ford Taurus spy shots

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