Saturday, May 31, 2008

Huge Hybrid SUV's: Why Detroit Automakers Fail

GM and Chrysler are promoting 5,500-pound eight-passenger hybrid-powered SUV's.

Which are not selling well.

$53,000 for a vehicle that still only gets 20 miles per gallon might just dampen some sales.


And you wonder why Toyota just keeps on growing?


Zach W. said...

This is a perfect example of why Detroit has fallen so far behind Japan. Why would anyone in their right mind think that slapping a hybrid motor that gets a whopping 20 miles per gallon into an SUV would convince folks to pony up and buy one?

Anonymous said...

As a new Prius driver, let me add, too, that driving a Toyota hybrid is not like 'taking your medicine.' In my opinion, the 2007 Prius handles better than a 2000 Honda Accord I used to drive. (And you ride higher in the Prius.) Other features, especially the audio systems, are quite nice as well. (I know I am very fortunate.)The car just has a quality feel.