Big pickup trucks and SUVs are resurgent in the U.S. auto market, thanks to cheap gasoline.

But at the Detroit auto show, where the vehicles unveiled this week were designed two or three years ago, electric cars, hybrids and gas-sipping crossover vehicles rule the roost.

You could say the industry is out of step with consumers, who have cooled on such fuel-efficient models. Or, more generously, you might think car companies are looking beyond the current plunge in oil prices to a future when gasoline prices soar again. Or maybe automakers are just pushing the models they need to sell to meet fuel economy standards that will rise sharply over the next 10 years.

At the Detroit show this week, General Motors GM -1.65% introduced an all-new Chevrolet Volt, its groundbreaking extended range hybrid sedan. The new model expands the current Volt’s all-electric range 32% to 50 miles on a single charge, thanks in part to greater battery storage capacity, a new drive train and reduced vehicle weight. The new model also will feature sleeker sheet metaland a spiffed-up interior.

Even more intriguing, GM showed off a potential little brother for the Volt, an all-electric concept dubbed the Chevy Bolt. The little hatchback gets an estimated 200 miles-plus per charge and would sell for about $30,000—if GM decides to produce it.

On the other hand, Mercedes-Benz ’s newly revealed C350 Plug-in Hybrid is all about power, not fuel economy. The combined gasoline-electric powertrain cranks out 275 horsepower and 443 lb-feet of torque.

The C350 can travel nearly 20 miles in electric-only mode and rates an mpg equivalent of 135. That probably assumes you don’t sprint from zero to 60 in 5.9 seconds and drive the car at its 80 mph top speed. The sports car, Mercedes’ second plug-in model, will go on sale in the U.S. this fall.

When it came to more rugged models, the focus wasn’t on SUVs, but crossover vehicles—car-based models that look like SUVs but get better mileage.

Lincoln, for one, showed off its redesigned MKX midsize crossover, which is scheduled to go on sale this fall. No fuel economy numbers yet, but the current MKX rates as high as 21 mpg vs. 18 mpg at best for the brand’s truck-based fullsize Navigator SUV. Ford Motor F -0.07% Co.’s luxury brand is struggling to claw back lost market share.

Volvo took the idea a step further. Its new all-road S60 Cross Country is a sedan, not a wagon-like crossover. The Swedish brand raised the clearance of its S60 compact car and gave it a tougher-looking exterior. And the S60 Cross Country is not to be confused with Volvo’s XC60, an all-road crossover vehicle.

Even the lone pickup making its debut in Detroit, Toyota Motor Corp.’s Tacoma, is a midsize truck. Smaller, lighter trucks, which generally post better mileage figures, don’t get the respect the big pickups generate. But Toyota General Manager Bill Fay assured the audience that the new model is “badass.”

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