DETROIT – While U.S. and Japanese auto manufacturers are hyping plans to build hybrid vehicles, there’s a large portion of the auto world that’s letting the bandwagon pass it by: European makers. During the fanfare of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, General Motors Corp. and Toyota Motor Corp.’s Lexus luxury brand announced plans to produce more hybrid vehicles. GM, alone, says it will make various levels of hybrid technology available to 1 million car buyers annually ...

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