Honda Unveils Mugen CR-Z, Hybrid R Concept

Honda Unveils Mugen CR-Z, Hybrid R Concept
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Although we brought you some of the first pics of the Honda CR-Z racer, we had to wait another 12 hours to see Honda‘s other two concepts, also based on the CR-Z. The first, a CR-Z equipped with Mugen accessories, will actually be available as a series of dealer installed parts sold as one kit…. Continue Reading...

Eibach Honda CR-Z Revealed Ahead of SEMA

Eibach Honda CR-Z Revealed Ahead of SEMA
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Knowing that they potentially have a huge hit on their hands, Honda has really leveraged this year’s SEMA show to hand some of the aftermarket’s most brilliant minds their new CR-Z. Eibach Springs is one of these companies, and having received the car in July, they went straight to work researching and developing new products… Continue Reading...

Fortune Motorsports and Tjin Edition Honda CR-Z Revealed Ahead of SEMA

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Fortune Motorsports and Tjin Edition Honda CR-Z Revealed Ahead of SEMA
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With SEMA just a week away, cars are being teased and sneak previewed left and right. Back in August, we got sight of the Fortune Motorsports / Tjin Edition Tour Honda CR-Z under wraps, literally. Now the cover’s been blown off the rendering and put on the finished product. The full rendering reveals what the… Continue Reading...

Honda CR-Z Sales Climb 78%, Outsells GTI, Eclipse, MX-5

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Honda CR-Z Sales Climb 78%, Outsells GTI, Eclipse, MX-5
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Last time we reported on Honda CR-Z sales numbers, we got a few incredulous comments from readers who couldn’t seem to fathom why anyone would want Honda’s hybrid/sports car mashup. But the numbers are in and it looks like the CR-Z is actually finding a customer base. According to a breakdown of September sales figures… Continue Reading...

Honda CR-Z Turbo Kit Under Development by Top Secret

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Honda CR-Z Turbo Kit Under Development by Top Secret
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Looks like HKS isn’t the only kid on the block looking for big horsepower gains with Honda‘s newest cool hybrid, the CR-Z. And perhaps this really solidifies a changing of the times considering Top Secret is well known for their wicked drift cars and high horsepower 350Zs and Supras. They’re also well known for their… Continue Reading...

Honda CR-Z Moving Well At Dealers, Defying Expectations

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Honda CR-Z Moving Well At Dealers, Defying Expectations
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A large majority of the automotive community decried the Honda CR-Z as neither fish nor fowl, a sporty hybrid that didn’t do anything well. Some even predicted this car to be Honda’s downfall, after having finally lost their way, two decades after producing the sporty and efficient Honda CRX. In any case, it turns out… Continue Reading...

Meguiars Teams Up With RJ De Vera for Wraptivo Honda CR-Z Type-F SEMA Project

Meguiars Teams Up With RJ De Vera for Wraptivo Honda CR-Z Type-F SEMA Project
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RJ De Vera and Hondas have become synonymous with streetable performance for over the past decade. De Vera is one of Honda’s most avid enthusiasts, building some of the cleanest, daily-driven projects we’ve seen over the years. So it’s no surprise that Honda has partnered up with RJ yet again for their newest and greatest… Continue Reading...

Honda CR-Z to Compete in SuperGT GT300 Class?

Honda CR-Z to Compete in SuperGT GT300 Class?
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An unknown builder is currently fabricating up a mid-engine Honda CR-Z, sporting a completely custom widebody and carbon fiber doors. While it may just be a concept car for the upcoming Tokyo Auto Salon, some rumors are hinting that this Honda CR-Z might be being built for the Japanese SuperGT racing series, competing in the… Continue Reading...

HKS Supercharged Honda CR-Z Looks Promising On The Dyno [video]

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With the Honda CR-Z just hitting dealerships, plenty of excitement is brewing with all the aftermarket goodies that have already been designed and developed over in Japan. HKS has been producing high quality products for a variety of Japanese vehicles for decades and now they’re focusing on their line of GT Superchargers. And what better… Continue Reading...

Honda CR-Z To Start Under 20k

Honda CR-Z To Start Under 20k
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The Honda CR-Z hybrid sports car will slot it at just under $20,000, with a base price of $19,200, not including a $750 destination charge. The EX model with Bluetooth, a leather wrapped steering wheel and and 36-watt stereo will take you to$20,760, while an in-dash navigation unit tops you out at $22,560. The CR-Z… Continue Reading...

Honda CR-Z to Cost Less Than $20,000; No Si/Type R Planed

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Honda CR-Z to Cost Less Than $20,000; No Si/Type R Planed
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The new Honda CR-Z will go on sale in the U.S. on August 24th, with a starting price of under $20,000 reports InsideLine. Unfortunately the car will not be eligible for a federal tax credit. Apparently the rules state that only 60,000 tax credits for hybrids are allowed per automaker and Honda spokesman Chuck Schifsky… Continue Reading...

Honda CR-Z Proving Polular With Older Demographic

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Honda CR-Z Proving Polular With Older Demographic
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Honda‘s new CR-Z hybrid sports car is proving to be a sales success already in its home market of Japan, but not with the crowd you might expect. Inspired by the CRX, the CR-Z would seem to be the modern embodyment of the early Honda hatch, appealing to a younger generation interested in a small… Continue Reading...

Honda Uses Disrobing Females In Cynical Ploy To Promote New CR-Z; It Works (NSFW)

Honda Uses Disrobing Females In Cynical Ploy To Promote New CR-Z; It Works (NSFW)
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It’s hard to understand the appeal of a burlesque show, seeing as they lack the most important element of a real strip club – the buffet meal. But Honda thought that there’s some value in a burlesque show, and went so far as to have a performance artist, known as Agent Lynch (real name Kate… Continue Reading...

Next Generation Nissan Z To Go Hybrid

Next Generation Nissan Z To Go Hybrid
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Nissan‘s Datsun 240Z broke ground in the early 1970’s by offering bulletproof reliability and the performance of a Jaguar E-Type for a third of the cost. The next generation Z-car could be similarly important by mating a hybrid drivetrain into a serious performance car, if reports coming out of Japan are accurate. While the reports… Continue Reading...

Honda Tries Novel Approach With CR-Z, Targeting Older Enthusiasts

Honda Tries Novel Approach With CR-Z, Targeting Older Enthusiasts
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Car companies are eternally focused on capturing the all important “youth-market”, some even going as far as to create “youth brands”, like Toyota and their Scion line-up. Honda appears to be taking the opposite track with the launch of their new CR-Z hybrid sports car, hoping to take advantage of the demographic that was in… Continue Reading...

Honda Posts $774M Quarterly Profit, Forecasts Big Gains for Fiscal Year

Honda Posts $774M Quarterly Profit, Forecasts Big Gains for Fiscal Year
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Strong demand in emerging markets like India and China, as well as a recovering U.S. economy helped Honda post a quarterly profit of $774 million. The Japanese automaker reported a 28 percent increase in sales, to $24.5 billion. Honda is forecasting a $3.7 billion profit through the coming fiscal year (which ends March 31, 2011),… Continue Reading...

Mugen Honda CR-Z Demo Car Spotted in the Wild

Mugen Honda CR-Z Demo Car Spotted in the Wild
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It seems like we’re going crazy with Honda‘s new CR-Z, showing off Mugen’s initial release, TEIN’s CR-Z and  Spoon Sports’ rendition of the popular hybrid in Japan. There’s absolutely no denying the popularity of tuning and customizing hybrids in Japan, and the trend is slowly catching on in North America. It will be mighty interesting… Continue Reading...

New Honda CR-Z Mega Gallery Delivers More of the Sporty Hybrid Than You Can Handle

New Honda CR-Z Mega Gallery Delivers More of the Sporty Hybrid Than You Can Handle
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In love with Honda’s new CR-Z? Then we have a treat for you. Honda Europe has just released a mega-gallery of CR-Z photos, showing the new hybrid sports coupe from so many angles we forget what the CRX looks like. There’s not much new to report about the car, other than the fact that like… Continue Reading...

Honda CR-Z Commercial Debuts for Europe [with Video]

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Honda has just released a new commercial that will be used to help promote the CR-Z hybrid when it goes on sale later this year. The 90 second spot was filmed in southern Spain and will reportedly be run on networks in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. As for the car itself, the CR-Z… Continue Reading...

Honda CR-Z Tuning Keeps Growing With New Tein Suspension Products

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Honda CR-Z Tuning Keeps Growing With New Tein Suspension Products
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Before Tein made their way to North America in the form of Tein USA, the green-branded suspension products were a rarity and collectibles amongst the JDM-fanatics. Oddly enough, when Tein did get established in America it seemed that the goodness of their products got diluted. Once items like their srings became readily available, the prestige… Continue Reading...

Honda CR-Z, Insight and Mazda RX-8 Getting Kits from C-West

Honda CR-Z, Insight and Mazda RX-8 Getting Kits from C-West
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With the overwhelming amount of aftermarket manufacturers tuning hybrids at this year’s Tokyo Auto Salon, it’s no surprise that C-West has also hopped on the bandwagon. Interestingly enough, we haven’t heard much news from C-West over in North America. Several years back they made a strong push and presence Stateside with their full-carbon record-setting Time… Continue Reading...

Report: Honda Planning Larger, More Powerful Hybrid Coupe

Report: Honda Planning Larger, More Powerful Hybrid Coupe
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With sales of the Honda CR-Z starting soon in North America, the new hybrid is already far exceeding its sales targets in Japan, which has Honda looking to repeat its success with another model. According to a report by Motor Trend, Honda is working on a larger hybrid coupe that would use a version of… Continue Reading...

Report: Honda CR-Z Orders Reach 7,000 In Japan, Half of Yearly Sales Goal

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Report: Honda CR-Z Orders Reach 7,000 In Japan, Half of Yearly Sales Goal
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Honda has already locked down 7,000 orders for its CR-Z hybrid sports car, more than half of the car’s annual sales target of 12,000 units. Still, Honda should be cautiously optimistic as last year sales of the new Insight model started out strong but started to dwindle once Toyota released its third-generation Prius – a… Continue Reading...

Detroit 2010: Honda CR-Z World Premiere

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Detroit 2010: Honda CR-Z World Premiere
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Honda has just unveiled the production version of the CR-Z hybrid, looking like and taking after the original CRX. The CRX, after all, was introduced as a fuel efficient model, that quickly became a favorite of enthusiasts and tuners alike due to its sporty driving dynamics. “The CR-Z is a personal sport hybrid coupe for… Continue Reading...
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