Hybrid car shoppers will have more choices than ever before in 2009
when Honda releases
fighter and the
has also publicly said that their next-generation Prius will go on sale in '09.
hopes to sell 100,000 of their dedicated
family sedan in North America, and hopes to double that number when worldwide sales are tallied. Details remain sketchy, but as we've
, the CR-Z model is separate from their hybrid family sedan. They hope to price the sedan between the
The CR-Z is intended to be a sporty hybrid, and the weight of the battery is a big concern. Honda COO Takanobu Ito was interviewed at the
Tokyo Motor Show
and declined to comment on whether Honda plans on a lithium ion battery for their new hybrid models, but that would make a big dent in the weight problem.
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