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Honda CR-Z

Posted on: Saturday, June 14, 2008

Making its North American debut, the CR-Z is a next-generation lightweight sports car concept equipped with Honda's original gas-electric hybrid system that achieves both clean performance and a high level of torque. The CR-Z stands for "Compact Renaissance Zero" - an expression intended to capture the idea of a renaissance in the design of compact cars that begins anew from fundamentals. The design research model of a lightweight hybrid sports car features advanced technologies that deliver elevated driving performance while reducing the vehicle's environmental footprint.

Honda CR-ZDesigned to be futuristic and dynamic, the CR-Z combines powerful performance in a compact form with a futuristic image. For its frontal view, an over-sized grill with a high-performance look is offset by openings on each side that lighten the overall feel. In the rear, tube-shaped rear combination lamps create a powerful presence.

Design details emphasizing the CR-Z's advanced image include door mirrors that provide high visibility in a stylish form, LED headlights that convey a sharp impression, and jaunty fin-shaped sub-lights. Large 19-inch wheels suggest dynamic driving performance.

The key words for the CR-Z's interior design are "Hi-tech and Sporty." The goal was to create an all-new sporty interior that fuses the liberating feel of airy spaciousness with an advanced interface that brings out the fun of driving. Mesh material on a simple framework construction is used throughout the interior to convey a light, sophisticated image. In the cockpit, the meter unit conveys the image of advanced technology ensconced in a piece of glass artwork, offering quick recognition and a futuristic and exhilarating appearance. The CR-Z concept vehicle made its world debut at the 40th Tokyo Motor Show in November and indicates the styling direction for a second, new hybrid vehicle to be introduced by Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

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hell yea
posted by: Will on Friday, April 24, 2009 at 8:35 PM
can't wait to park that bad boy next to all my crx's!!! love it!!!
CRZ finally
posted by: letswrk on Friday, April 3, 2009 at 01:32 AM
Can't wait for this car, cuz I am going to get one and have it parked to my crx.:-)
Very cool looking car!
posted by: Craig on Monday, October 20, 2008 at 6:46 PM
I'd be glad to add CR-Z to my good old CRX-es! Question is the PRICE!
I wish Honda could produce something as great looking, fast and cheap enough for me to buy it.