After more than two years of gloom, there is genuine excitement at the Detroit Auto Show as large crowds stream in to admire new models.
Small, fuel efficient cars are among the hits. Toyota is unveiling a wagon-style Prius spinoff, Mercedes is showing electric and hydrogen fueled cars, Ford has an electric hatchback, and the electric Chevy Volt was named North American Car of the Year. While these cars are generating a lot of excitement, they will still only represent a small share of the American car market.
We speak with Paul Eisenstein, veteran automotive reporter and publisher of The Detroit Bureau.com.
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This segment aired on January 17, 2011.