has issued a clarification to reports earlier this week
that it would introduce a third dedicated hybrid
model in January at the Detroit Auto Show
. At this year's show company president Katsuoko Watanabe announced that the company would bring two all new hybrid-only models to the 2009 show one each for Lexus
and Toyota. That is all Toyota will unveil in Detroit. There will not
be a third new hybrid. One of the new cars
will be the new Prius
. An additional model remains a possibility for introduction at some other show. This could either be a larger car or it might be the plug-in Prius that will debut in 2010 for fleet testing use.