The eco-friendly sportshatch known as the Honda CR-Z Hybrid was slated for 2010 when we featured it around two months ago, Honda certain hasn’t disappointed us as live shots of the car have leaked from Japan.
For those not familiar with this concept vehicle, it does look abit like the Insight but underhood will be a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine mated to Honda’s proprietary Integrated Motor Assist technology. Also there will be a six-speed manual gearbox which will be much more entertaining for driving enthusiasts.
This near production Honda CR-Z hybrid concept which was first showcased at the Tokyo Motor Show back in 2007 will soon be concept-no-more as it is queued to hit the Japanese production lines. The Honda CR-Z is a technology packed two seater, hybrid (and might I say looks like a really cool hot hatch) with a 1.5L 4-cylinder engine, with a 6-speed manual gearbox.
Designed to definitely appeal to the younger generation of new drivers, it does look alot like the Honda Insight (a more family orientated hybrid from Honda) but it doesn’t boast the Insight’s CVT and of course it looks alot more sportier!