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Honda shows it's not just trucks at this year's North American International Auto Show

Jan 16, 2018

The theme of this year's North American International Auto Show is trucks - with a new RAM from Fiat Chrysler, a new Silverado from GM, and a new Ranger from Ford.  

But Honda is showing off a prototype of something a lot more fuel efficient.

The Honda Insight was introduced in the U.S. in 1999 - a year before Toyota's wedge-shaped Prius, which dominates the hybrid sedan market in North America.

Honda spokesman Jimmy Jenkins says the new Insight will not advertise its green credentials with its design.

"From a visual standpoint, the car's a hybrid but it looks like a traditional, nice-looking, very attractive sedan, " says Jenkins.  "We saw that there's a customer base that's asking for a car just like that."

The Insight will be go on the market next year.  It will likely get more than 50 miles to the gallon.