TThe Honda CR-Z is the
company's next generation of gasoline-electric hybrid
sports coupe. The two-seater is reminiscent of the old
CRX that stopped production some years back.
The Honda CR-Z (Compact
Renaissance Zero) is light years away from their CRV in
styling, performance and functionality.
The Honda CR-Z was introduced at the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show
as a concept vehicle, but Honda has stated publically that the
CR-Z will go into production as early as 2009. The Honda CR-Z,
with mid-engine V6 vehicle rated at 300 bhp engine is also equipped
with a 6-Speed Sequential transmission.
According to Environment Manager at Honda (UK) John Kingston,
"Hybrids have always been seen as niche products, and hybrid
car design has mostly been based around practicality and versatility,
The CR-Z Concept looks stunning, and shows that green cars can
be sexy and exciting - but also minimize environmental impact."
Honda has not released some important information about the
Honda CR-Z such as the gas mileage, types of batteries, top
speed, zero to 60 mph acceleration, and other specifications.
At this point, they are relying more on the visual shock and
awe of the vehicle to suffice.
With the release of the Honda CR-Z, however, the Japanese automaker
will be selling approximately 250,000 hybrids in 2009. And,
when it comes to greening the environment, that ain't no small