Honda CR-Z Coupe Concept to go into Production

Following on the heels of its budget-minded Insight hybrid, Honda has announced that they're putting the Honda CR-Z, a concept car first introduced at the Tokyo Motor Show in 2007, on the production slate, scheduled to hit certain markets in 2010.


It will constitute the first hybrid coupe from a major manufacturer, and will include Honda's Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) system, already in the Insight and scheduled to be part of the forthcoming Honda Jazz as well.


Lest you forgot, CR-Z isn't just a random alpha-numeric designation. Rather, it's an acronym for “Compact Renaissance Zero", which, by some inscrutable stretch, is meant to suggest a marriage of performance and efficiency.

Photos courtesy Honda Motor Co


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