Honda’s brining back the Honda CR-X, sort of. At the 2009 Tokyo Motor show, Honda introduced a new concept car, the Honda CR-Z, a hybrid powered sports coupe. The car is set to be available for the 2011 model year. In the late 1980’s, Honda designed and produced the CR-X, an economy hatchback sports car, leaving room for only 2 passengers.
The Honda CR-Z is a mix between the Honda CR-X and Honda Insight.
The rather homely first-generation CRX morphed into a beautiful, elemental sports coupe with a 1988 redesign, and the Si version was a riot to drive—lightweight, just enough power to cause trouble, and razor sharp handling…Honda cancelled the CRX after the 1991 model year, replacing it with an odd little car called the Civic del Sol.
Staying true to fuel efficiency and a coupe, the Honda CR-Z will only have room for two passengers, not four. The Honda CR-Z will make its production version debut at the 2010 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, scheduled for this January.
The 2011 Honda CR-Z’s exterior design clearly shows the influence of the CRX and the first-generation Honda Insight, the company’s first production hybrid model. The profile and overall proportions are similar to the second-generation (1988-1991) CRX, while the roofline bears a resemblance to the Insight.
Information about the Honda CR-Z is available at JDPower.com.
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