While the Honda CR-Z has had only a tepid reception in North America, its home market of Japan seems to be taking well to the controversial hybrid sports car. Hybrids have always been a hit in Japan, and the nation’s automotive journalists recently awarded the CR-Z the title of “Car of the Year”.
To celebrate the victory, Honda is releasing the CR-Z in a special paint scheme, with the car finished in “Pearl Deep Sapphire Blue” with Dark Pewter Gray rims. A special sticker will also be placed on the window, and only 1,000 will be made. The special CR-Z will cost $34,200, and considering the Japanese market’s legendary love of novelty cars, we suspect that all1,000 units will disappear quickly.