2009 Honda CR-Z Hybrid Concept

With all the automakers pulling out of Tokyo this year, it doesn’t seem like much is going to happen at one of the largest auto shows when it opens its doors next month. Nonetheless, domestic automaker Honda is ready with an onslaught of new concepts… or shall we say, an onslaught of “environmentally responsible” concepts. In fact, Honda says that its special display zone will be named “HELLO!” – which stands for Honda Electric mobility Loop.

First up in the HELLO display is the Honda CR-Z Concept. It’s not the same Honda CR-Z Concept we saw before at the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show, but a CR-Z Concept that is almost production ready.

Honda hasn’t released any technical details but we do know that power will come from a 1.5L 4-cylinder engine mated to Honda’s Integrated Motor Assist hybrid technology. It will be mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox and an optional CVT automatic.

The “Honda CR-Z sporty hybrid” will go on sale in Japan in February 2010.

Make the jump for the high-res image gallery.

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- By: Kap Shah


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  • zermatt

    Looks great as an updated version of the CRX. Too bad it will be front wheel drive.

  • Pat

    When I see Japanese cas like this one…I wonder why our American automakers don't catch on to this. It seems like they always try to over do it with things like the Volt that are prices at $40,000. I'd rather buy something like this for $20,0000.

  • zermatt

    I like the look and there are few US cars that have this kind of style in this price range (the Ford Focus RS – which isn't even coming here – excluded). Now if the CR-Z came with all wheel drive and was a real WRX/Evo competitor, Honda would have enthusiasts lining up.

    What US auto maker car can compete with the WRX or the Evo? Why is it that when Ford, GM and Chrysler attempt to come up with a competitive car it has lame looks or is just an appearance package?

  • desertwindauh

    Love it! If this is what they acheived for the CRX, then I can't wait for the replacement S2000. A good first step to make up for the disapointment of cancelling the NSX.

  • desertwindauh

    Love it! If this is what they acheived for the CRX, then I can't wait for the replacement S2000. A good first step to make up for the disapointment of cancelling the NSX.