2009 Honda CR-Z Concept to show near production model at Tokyo

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.

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– By: Kap Shah