Honda's contender line-up will grow with the debut of its Fit Shuttle, which will be offered with an optional hybrid powertrain, in Geneva. Also, the automaker's gas-electric Fit accounted for nearly half of the total 14,000-plus Fit sales this past January in Japan. So it appears that at least one Japanese automaker expects to see continued success in the small hybrid vehicle segment.
However, Toyota's low-cost Yaris-based hybrid, along with the automaker's "value-oriented" Prius C – a high-mileage hybrid concept unveiled at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show and slated to enter production in the first half of 2012 – are two gas-electric models that should soon duke it out with Honda's hybrids for domination in the little hybrid that could segment.
[Source: Hybrid Cars]