Gas prices - they weren't what they used to be

Since 2009, when the likes of GM and Chrysler received billions in government bailouts, it's been tough to sell the buying public on sympathising with big auto companies.

But as consumers get thrashed at the pumps, $1.30 per litre or more at a time, it isn't just drivers' pockets affected by rising gas prices. Here are 10 ways - from a jump in hybrids to the wiping out of gas-guzzling brands altogether - soaring fuel costs also shape the auto industry.

* Bing: When will gas prices come down?