Tokyo 2009: Honda CR-Z Hybrid Coming to North America Next Year
Honda announced a production version of its CR-Z hybrid concept will be introduced to North America in the second half of 2010.
As the second version of the CR-Z concept was unveiled at the Tokyo Auto Show, Honda announced the production version will be a sporty 2-seat hybrid, the first hybrid car set up with a manual transmission.
Power for the CR-Z comes from a 1.5-liter gasoline engine mated to an electric motor. This 200cc of added displacement over the 1.3-liter engine found in both the Civic Hybrid and Insight should help put more of a focus on performance.
The production version of the CR-Z will debut in January at the 2010 Detroit Auto Show.