You can bet that automakers the world over are watching intently as the redesigned Honda Insight fails to mount a serious threat to Toyota's global hybrid dominance in the U.S. market. That would include General Motors, which was rumored to have a dedicated-hybrid Prius fighter in the works for its bread-and-butter Chevrolet brand.
Found on the roads of metro Detroit, please say hello to the 2008 Chevy Malibu hybrid. As you can see in the pictures uploaded today to the GM Source website (where there are four large images of the car), the Malibu hybrid doesn't look much different than the standard new Malibu, which was unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show back in January. The only reason we even know it's the hybrid version is the little hybrid badge that's now standard on the GM 'brids.