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.

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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.

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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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