Highlights of Honda's rivals' plans
Mitsubishi Motors Corp. plans to spread its gasoline direct injection engine technology across virtually its entire car line in Japan. The effort effectively matches, in Japan at least, Honda's fuel efficiency and emissions targets.
Toyota Motor Corp. grabbed headlines when it was the first automaker in the world to launch a fuel-sipping hybrid car.
Nissan Motor Co. and Mitsubishi plan next year to introduce a so-called three-liter car, which will drive 100 kilometers on three liters of fuel, equivalent to attaining about 77 mpg. Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. will follow with a three-liter Subaru in 2001.