Toyota Camry Hybrid shows Detroit how it ought to be done.
Note to GM, Ford, and Chrysler: You?re toast. The American automakers this week looked down, scuffed their collective shoe on the floor and finally admitted that, um, the days of cheap gas really are in the past. The only surprise here is the length of Detroit?s fantastic journey through the land of denial. It included countless sunny proclamations that all would be well with a product mix that relies heavily on hefty profit margins from beefy pickups and sport utilities, and sub rosa attacks on the algorithms used to compute the value of hybrid technology.