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Feedyurhed
Feedyurhed Reader
7/15/09 6:50 a.m.

Looks like it is official, the CR-Z will be coming out next year.

Link: http://www.motortrend.com/features/auto_news/2009/112_0904_2011_honda_crz/index.html

http://jalopnik.com/5313157/honda-cr+z-coming-to-america-in-2010

Not so good, S2000, NSX and any V8 programs going away though.

poopshovel
poopshovel SuperDork
7/15/09 9:23 a.m.

Meh.

John Brown
John Brown GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
7/15/09 9:32 a.m.

No Honda NASCAR engines... boo hoo...

4cylndrfury
4cylndrfury Dork
7/15/09 9:34 a.m.

CR-Z?

I have no opinion.

thatsnowinnebago
thatsnowinnebago GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
7/15/09 3:38 p.m.

2800 lbs. Sigh.

DILYSI Dave
DILYSI Dave SuperDork
7/15/09 6:09 p.m.

meh indeed.

Feedyurhed
Feedyurhed Reader
7/15/09 7:59 p.m.

Wow, no Honda love here.

Rufledt
Rufledt New Reader
7/15/09 8:15 p.m.

i think its definitly a cool idea. i'm not gonna buy one. but i know people who will want it.

Fit_Is_Slo
Fit_Is_Slo New Reader
7/15/09 8:19 p.m.
Feedyurhed wrote: Wow, no Honda love here.

I think it's no hybrid love here

Rufledt
Rufledt New Reader
7/15/09 8:23 p.m.
Fit_Is_Slo wrote:
Feedyurhed wrote: Wow, no Honda love here.
I think it's no hybrid love here

yeah i'll agree to that. i want a turbo, not a hybrid. kinda different...

Osterkraut
Osterkraut Dork
7/15/09 8:27 p.m.

"CVT is fine for the market, mostly. But we are Honda! We must have a manual!"

Bless you Honda, bless you.

MitchellC
MitchellC HalfDork
7/15/09 8:35 p.m.

Whatever happened to windows that you could comfortably hang your arm out of?

irish44j
irish44j New Reader
7/15/09 8:38 p.m.

freakin hybrids....Just offer it with the Civic Si's standard engine.....a car this small with a 4-banger should get great mileage even non-hybrid. stupid tree-huggers ruining everything that should be fun.

Oh, and just call it the CRX again, jeez....CR-Z is too close to CR-V....

Rufledt
Rufledt New Reader
7/15/09 8:43 p.m.

yeah i totaly throught it would be a new CR-V when i first heard the name. and yes, manual and Si engine would be immensly better than a hybrid. offer them both together! its not like they should have trouble fitting it in there! and how much more development would it take?

irish44j
irish44j New Reader
7/15/09 8:43 p.m.
MitchellC wrote: Whatever happened to windows that you could comfortably hang your arm out of?

when I was car shopping last year, there were at least 5 or 6 compact/midsize cars that I could not comfortably hang my arm out of (I'm 6'0" tall)....all this "high waist look" stuff has killed arm comfort and interior visibility/blind spots.

Happy to report that the new WRX, at least, has perfect-level window sills :)

Matt B
Matt B New Reader
7/15/09 8:45 p.m.

I really liked this concept when it came out and didn't really expect it to make it to production, so it's pretty cool they actually pulled the trigger. However, 2800lbs & 140hp aren't exactly the exciting specs you want out of a modern ($$) car with sporting intentions, hybrid or not. I guess we'll have to see what the real performance is once it comes out.

mad_machine
mad_machine GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
7/15/09 9:23 p.m.

well, considering how honda does hybrids.. that is 140hp gas engine with electric assist.. so probably close to 200hp

phoenix5
phoenix5 None
7/15/09 9:29 p.m.

2800 Ibs? Perhaps CR-P "Porker" shall be a bit more appropriate. Please, Honda Gods put this car on a Diet.

oldsaw
oldsaw Reader
7/15/09 10:02 p.m.

Meh from me, too.

Sadly, this is another example of Honda having lost it's roots. They have traded "go" for "green".

I've had three 1st gen CRX's and am the only owner of a '90 EF Civic. I'd look at other brands before looking at a new(er) Honda now.

Heck, my oldest nephew and his wife both engineer/manage for Honda America and his car is a E90 M3 sedan. At last recollection, she had a BMW X-series.

That's gotta say something.

Dpvog
Dpvog New Reader
7/15/09 10:09 p.m.

In reply to thatsnowinnebago: 2800 lbs!?! I am very disappointed in Honda. -Doug

Mowry
Mowry New Reader
7/15/09 10:37 p.m.

OK I have two replies...which is better:

1.) Didn't they just put the NSX platform designer in as CEO?

2.) Suggested name change: CR-Y. Keeps things in order and expresses my feelings.

Toyman01
Toyman01 GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
7/15/09 10:45 p.m.

No.

mad_machine
mad_machine GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
7/16/09 10:58 a.m.

I like the looks of it.. certainly different from the Priusesque look most hybridz seem to be going for

DILYSI Dave
DILYSI Dave SuperDork
7/16/09 11:15 a.m.

It looks spectacular. The hybrid part does nothing for me, but it isn't a deal breaker either, as long as the performance is there, and it should be. It's the weight. This thing is 1000# more than an early CRX. I don't expect them to be able to hit 1800# anymore, but 2300# certainly seems reasonable.

poopshovel
poopshovel SuperDork
7/16/09 11:34 a.m.
It looks spectacular.

-1

The hybrid part does nothing for me, but it isn't a deal breaker either, as long as the performance is there, and it should be.

+1

I don't expect them to be able to hit 1800# anymore, but 2300# certainly seems reasonable.

Word.

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