DEARBORN – At a media event here to highlight the all-new, gasoline/electric hybrid-powered ’03 Civic prior to its national sales kickoff next month, Honda Motor Co. Ltd. officials are adamant that the company – now the only auto maker in the U.S. boasting a 2-vehicle hybrid lineup – isn’t about to relinquish its burgeoning lead in the development of hybrid-powered passenger vehicles. "We view hybrids as an investment in the future that will soon pay dividends, we believe," says Peter ...

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