The latest reports from the automobile industry are saying that Honda is gearing up to unveil its hunchbacked hybrid sports car – “Honda CR-Z” – at the upcoming 2009 Tokyo Motor Show in October.
Honda CR-Z, which is currently being designed and engineered in Europe, will be the successor of CRX. It will a next-generation lightweight sports car sporting a new-look grill, aggressive wedged stance, centrally mounted muffler, a rear glass hatch, and LED headlights.
According to the reports, the CR-Z is expected to be equipped with a compact four-cylinder engine smaller than 1.5L and mated to an electric motor. The CR-Z is expected to use a 1.8L engine, or it could be released in different engine variants. The CR-Z with a sub-2.0 litre petrol motor under the bonnet, driving the front wheels is also expected. The combined output for the CR-Z is expected to be around 140hp (105kW), with power sent to the front wheels.
Honda CR-Z CR-Z is expected to weigh around 1270kg. The CR-Z is expected to be released in late 2010 as a 2011 model.