Masuko told AN's David Sedgwick that, "We were not able to put all our resources into hybrids. We are climbing the mountain, but we are finding a different route to the summit." The result of this different route is, of course, the i MiEV, which we've pretty much discussed to death on these pages. When the EV hits Japanese showrooms in 2010 (and European ones after that), remember that this is a company that deciced to leap over the 2007 all-hybrid mentality. I'm betting this will pay off for the three diamonds.
[Source: David Sedgwick, Automotive News