By Joni Gray, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer We asked Brian Moody,
road test editor, to help us round up 10 significant fuel-gentle cars that should be coming out in the next year. Although this list is by no means exhaustive and release dates are "fuzzy," Brian takes us on a quick tour of the vehicles that might be worth waiting for if you're looking for alternatives to gas-guzzlers in around a one-year time frame.
Fusion Hybrid This is in the works to be announced toward the end of the year, but it might be available very soon after that. Brian thinks this is a smart idea coming from Ford. "What's cool about a Ford hybrid sedan is that it gives people who need a sedan a domestic hybrid choice.You can expect the fuel economy to be close to the Escape Hybrid -- around 34/36 combined city and highway." More...
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Honda Fit Hybrid Shown here is the current model Fit, but a hybrid version is heavily rumored to be on its way soon. Brian said, "It's a pretty good bet that the next hybrid Honda adds will be a Fit or Fit-like vehicle. The new hybrid Fit is supposed to be priced beneath Civic Hybrid." Coincidentally, Edmunds just posted
these spy shots
of the future hybrid from Honda. More...
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If you are planning a new car purchase and aren't in a big hurry, this gallery of new fuel-friendly cars can help. Most haven't been formally "announced," but we have it good authority that they are on their way within a year's time.