What cars — and trends — are making their debut at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show? Paul Eisenstein of The Detroit Bureau says that following a surprisingly strong year for the Big Three, things are looking good for American automakers at this year's show. Meanwhile, this was the first visit to the show by Toyota's CEO, who was in Detroit to promote the Prius. He admitted that his brand has faced a challenging year.
However, the big story is the battle between the hybrid carmakers and the electric carmakers. Eisenstein explains that soon all cars will use some form of hybrid technology, which may be enough to keep electric cars off the streets.