Troubled Automakers Touting Greener Cars

The Nissan Cube was among the green vehicles on display at the L.A. Auto Show.

Green was all the rage at last week’s Los Angeles Auto Show. Both foreign and domestic automakers—all hit hard by the recent economic crisis—were touting their new and prototype green cars in hoping to appeal to car buyers looking to save a buck or two both on their rides and at the gas tank.

Among those vehicles taking center stage were Nissan’s asymmetrical Cube, Honda’s new hybrid Insight, and Ford’s midsized Fusion hybrid. South Korea’s Hyundia announced that it would release a new hybrid version of its top selling Sonata midsized sedan for the 2010 model year. Other bright green spots of the show included Toyota showcasing a version of its hybrid technology designed to work with natural gas instead of gasoline, and the U.S. debut of the Mini-E, an all-electric version of the popular new Mini Coopers. GM and Chrysler opted out of participating in the show this year.

Source: MSNBC