TOYOTA PRIUS HYBRID VEHICLE AT DETROIT AUTO SHOW.
Toyota President Fujio Cho (R) and Executive Vice-President of Motor Sales USA Inc., Jim Press (L) pose next to a prototype of the Prius hybrid vehicle January 12, at the North American International Auto Show at Detroit's Cobo Center. The Prius is the world's first mass-produced gasoline/electric hybrid vehicle. Prius' primary power is a 1.5-liter gasoline engine. The U.S.-spec Prius will benefit from a smaller, lighter battery pack.